retard (plural retards)
- Retardation; delay.
- (music) A slowing down of the tempo; a ritardando.
- (offensive, dated) A person with mental retardation.
- The retard in our class needs special help.
- (informal, offensive) An extremely stupid person, or one who is slow to learn.
- (retardation) delay, hold-up, retardation
- (person with mental retardation) retarded, idiot, tard (offensive), imbecile (disused medical term), mental deficient (legal term), moron (disused medical term), person with learning difficulties
- (stupid person) See also Thesaurus:fool
- French: retardé
- Italian: ritardato mentale
- Russian: деби́л
- French: attardé
- Russian: то́рмоз
retard (retards, present participle retarding; past and past participle retarded)
- (transitive) To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress
- retard the march of an army
- retard the motion of a ship
- Synonyms: impede, hinder, hold up
- (transitive) To put off; to postpone.
- to retard the attacks of old age
- to retard a rupture between nations
- (transitive, obsolete) To be slow or dilatory to perform (something).
- (intransitive) To decelerate; to slow down.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To stay back.
- (keep delaying; continue to hinder) decelerate, hinder, slow, slow down; See also Thesaurus:hinder
- (postpone) postpone, put off; See also Thesaurus:procrastinate
- (slow to perform) reluctant
- (decelerate) decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up
- (stay back) hang back, stay back; See also Thesaurus:tarry
- German: verhindern
- Russian: заде́рживать
- German: zurückbleiben