Retard definition

ritärd; for n. 2 rētärd
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A stupid or foolish person.
noun
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To be delayed or undergo retardation.
verb
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A retarded person.
noun
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To retard is to prevent progress or growth.

When you starve a plant in order to prevent it from growing and thriving, this is an example of a time when you retard the growth of the plant.

verb
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To hinder, delay, or slow the advance or progress of.
verb
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3
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To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress; to render more slow in progress; to impede; to hinder.

Retard the march of an army.

Retard the motion of a ship.

verb
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Retardation; delay.
noun
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To put off; to postpone.

To retard the attacks of old age.

To retard a rupture between nations.

verb
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(intransitive) To decelerate; to slow down.
verb
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A retarding; delay.
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Used as a disparaging term for a person with an intellectual disability.
noun
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(slang, offensive) A person with mental retardation.

Do all retards have a low I.Q.?

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Retard is an offensive and insulting slang word used to refer to someone with mental challenges.

A person with a very low IQ who suffers from a number of mental disabilities is an example of someone who might be described as a retard by those who are vulgar and not politically correct.

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(slang, offensive) A stupid person, or one who is slow to learn.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
retard
Plural:
retards

Origin of retard