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1. retarded

adjective. ['rɪˈtɑːrdɪd, riːˈtɑːrdəd, riːˈtɑːrdɪd'] relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development.

Synonyms

  • moronic
  • simple
  • stupid
  • unintelligent
  • slow-witted
  • cretinous
  • delayed
  • imbecile
  • half-witted
  • imbecilic
  • dim-witted
  • feebleminded
  • idiotic
  • backward

Antonyms

  • intelligent
  • sophisticated
  • compound
  • rough

Etymology

  • -ed (English)
  • -od (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • retard (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Retarded

  • disregarded
  • discarded
  • bombarded
  • unguarded
  • regarded
  • larded
  • guarded
  • carded

Example sentences of the word retarded


1. Adjective
Grad chose an interesting medium of salt water, which has the effect of retarded growth.

2. Verb, past participle
This happens because the firing sequence is retarded due to a chain that has jumped a tooth.

Quotes containing the word retarded


1. Everyone looks retarded once you set your mind to it.
- David Sedaris

2. She crouched with her hand out. What the hell was she doing… "Here, kitty, kitty, kitty."Oh my God, she was retarded and I was going to kill Jim.
- Ilona Andrews, Curran, Vol. I

3. That woman doesn't have the sense God gave a retarded flea.
- Nora Roberts, Black Rose

2. retarded

noun. ['rɪˈtɑːrdɪd, riːˈtɑːrdəd, riːˈtɑːrdɪd'] people collectively who are mentally retarded.

Synonyms

  • people
  • developmentally challenged

Antonyms

  • difficult
  • simplicity
  • fancy

Etymology

  • -ed (English)
  • -od (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • retard (English)
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