Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun retarded

1 sense of retarded

Sense 1
mentally retarded, retarded, developmentally challenged -- (people collectively who are mentally retarded; "he started a school for the retarded")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb retard

4 senses of retard

Sense 1
retard -- (cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate; "This drug will retard your heart rate")
       => decelerate, slow down -- (reduce the speed of; "He slowed down the car")

Sense 2
retard -- (be delayed)
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
check, retard, delay -- (slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard -- (lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated")
       => decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "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")

Antonyms of adj retarded

1 sense of retarded

Sense 1
retarded (vs. precocious) -- (relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded")

precocious (vs. retarded) -- (characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement")
        => advanced -- (farther along in physical or mental development; "the child's skeletal age was classified as `advanced'"; "children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average")

Similarity of adj retarded

1 sense of retarded

Sense 1
retarded (vs. precocious) -- (relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded")
       => backward, half-witted, slow-witted, feebleminded -- (retarded in intellectual development)
       => imbecile, imbecilic, idiotic -- (having a mental age of three to seven years)
       => moronic -- (having a mental age of between eight and twelve years)
       => cretinous -- (afflicted with cretinism)
       => delayed -- (not as far along as normal in development)
       => dim-witted, simple, simple-minded -- (lacking mental capacity and subtlety)
          Also See-> unintelligent#1, stupid#3

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