Synonyms for retard

Synonyms for (noun) retard

Synonyms: idiot, imbecile, half-wit, moron, retard, cretin, changeling

Definition: a person of subnormal intelligence

Similar words: simple, simpleton

Definition: a person lacking intelligence or common sense

Synonyms for (verb) retard

Synonyms: retard

Definition: cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

Usage: This drug will retard your heart rate

Similar words: slow down, decelerate

Definition: reduce the speed of

Usage: He slowed down the car


Synonyms: retard, slow, slow down, slow up, decelerate

Definition: lose velocity; move more slowly

Usage: The car decelerated

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper


Synonyms: delay, retard, check

Definition: slow the growth or development of

Usage: The brain damage will retard the child's language development

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: retard

Definition: be delayed

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer