Retard vs Retired - What's the difference?

retard | retired |


As verbs the difference between retard and retired

is that retard is to keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress; to render more slow in progress; to impede; to hinder while retired is (retire).

As a noun retard

is retardation; delay.

As an adjective retired is

secluded from society (of a lifestyle, activity etc); private, quiet.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

retard

English

(wikipedia retard)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Retardation; delay.
  • (slang, offensive) A person with mental retardation.
  • Do all retards have a low I.Q.?
  • (slang, offensive) A stupid person, or one who is slow to learn.
  • Synonyms

    * (retardation) delay, hold-up, retardation * (person with mental retardation) idiot, tard (offensive), imbecile (disused medical term), mental deficient (legal term), moron (disused medical term), person with learning difficulties * (stupid person) See also

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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
  • To put off; to postpone.
  • to retard the attacks of old age
    to retard a rupture between nations
  • (obsolete) To be slow or dilatory to perform (something).
  • To decelerate; to slow down.
  • (obsolete) To stay back.
  • (Sir Thomas Browne)

    Synonyms

    * decelerate, hinder, slow, slow down * (postpone) postpone, put off * (stay back) hang back, stay back

    Antonyms

    * accelerate, speed, speed up * (postpone) * (stay back) come forward

    Derived terms

    * retarded

    References

    * IQ Basics, including formerly used medical terms for people with very low IQs

    Anagrams

    * English heteronyms ----

    retired

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Secluded from society (of a lifestyle, activity etc.); private, quiet.
  • Of a place: far from civilisation, not able to be easily seen or accessed; secluded.
  • *1910 , , "The Saint and the Goblin", Reginald in Russia :
  • *:The little stone Saint occupied a retired niche in a side aisle of the old cathedral.
  • That has left employment (of a person), especially on reaching pensionable age.
  • The retired workers are a major expense due to their pensions.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (retire)
  • Anagrams

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