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Synonyms for delaydɪˈleɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait(noun)

    time during which some action is awaited

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, storage area, delay, keep, holdup, detainment, deferral, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, waiting, custody, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag, deferment, cargo hold

    Antonyms:
    hurry, rush

  2. delay, holdup(verb)

    the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

    Synonyms:
    stickup, time lag, holdup, wait, delay, armed robbery, postponement, heist, hold

    Antonyms:
    rush, hurry

  3. delay, detain, hold up(verb)

    cause to be slowed down or delayed

    Synonyms:
    go, live, detain, stick up, stay, last, delay, confine, hold up, hold out, hold, sustain, hold water, live on, support, check, retard, endure, stand up, withstand, defy, survive

    Antonyms:
    hurry, rush

  4. delay(verb)

    act later than planned, scheduled, or required

    Synonyms:
    retard, hold up, check, detain, stay

    Antonyms:
    hurry, rush

  5. stay, detain, delay(verb)

    stop or halt

    Synonyms:
    quell, delay, bide, stick, stay, last out, confine, hold up, ride out, persist, check, rest, appease, remain, stick around, abide, retard, stay on, stay put, outride, continue, detain

    Antonyms:
    hurry, rush

  6. check, retard, delay(verb)

    slow the growth or development of

    Synonyms:
    checker, check, slow up, slow down, moderate, mark, slow, watch, look into, crack, check up on, arrest, go over, tick off, match, tick, fit, hold back, stop, ascertain, determine, assure, find out, agree, turn back, stay, check into, train, break, control, check off, check out, learn, curb, hold up, hold, see to it, see, chequer, discipline, mark off, tally, ensure, decelerate, hold in, suss out, detain, contain, check over, jibe, condition, retard, delay, correspond, insure, gibe

    Antonyms:
    rush, hurry

Wiktionary

  1. delay(noun)

    Synonyms:
    adjourn, put off, suspend, postpone, defer, forslow, put on ice

  2. delay(verb)

    To put off until a later time; to distract.

    Synonyms:
    adjourn, postpone, defer, put off, put on ice, suspend, forslow

  3. delay(verb)

    To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time.

    Synonyms:
    forslow, suspend, put off, postpone, adjourn, put on ice, defer

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. delay

    To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.

    See synonyms for QUICKEN.

    Synonyms:
    baffle, balk, bar, block, check, clog, counteract, embarrass, encumber, foil, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

    Preposition:
    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. delay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    defer, postpone, procrastinate, put off, stave off, let lie over

  2. delay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    detain, hinder, retard, step, impede

  3. delay(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    linger, tarry, stop, procrastinate

  4. delay(n.)

    Synonyms:
    procrastination, postponement, deferring, the fabian policy, masterly inactivity

  5. delay(n.)

    Synonyms:
    detention, stay, stop, hinderance


Translations for delay

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • سوف, تأخير, تأخرArabic
  • отлагане, отлагам, забавям, забавяне, закъснениеBulgarian
  • zpožděníCzech
  • Verzögerung, etwas [[verschieben]], sich [[verspäten]]German
  • αναβάλλωGreek
  • retraso, demora, demorar, retrasarSpanish
  • دیرکرد, درنگPersian
  • siirtää, viivästys, viivyttää, viivästyttääFinnish
  • retard, délai, retarderFrench
  • faillíIrish
  • dàilScottish Gaelic
  • לעכב, איחורHebrew
  • देर, विलंबHindi
  • tardigarIdo
  • töfIcelandic
  • 遅延, 遅れ, 遅らせるJapanese
  • دوای ئه‌خات, دواخستن, پاشخستنKurdish
  • akutōtanga, whakaakutōMāori
  • tangguhkanMalay
  • uitstellen, vertragingDutch
  • demorar, atraso, demora, mora, atrasarPortuguese
  • apatatayQuechua
  • întârzia, întârziere, amânaRomanian
  • промедление, отложи́ть, заде́рживать, задержка, опоздание, откла́дывать, задержа́тьRussian
  • sklzSlovak
  • skjuta upp, förseningSwedish
  • ఆలస్యముTelugu
  • ertelemek, gecikme, rötarTurkish
  • دیرUrdu
  • hoãn, trì hoãnVietnamese

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