Share this entry


Translation of retard in Spanish:

transitive verb

American English: /rɪˈtɑrd/
British English: /rɪˈtɑːd/
  • (growth)
    Example sentences
    • He said the slow pace at which the deal was being negotiated was retarding the development of the park, which he said had remained closed to tourists for sometime.
    • Famously, Forster accused the educational systems of the time of retarding the emotional development of schoolboys.
    • Restrictive legislation could retard the development of technology and slow the growth of electronic commerce.


American English: /ˈriˌtɑrd/
British English: /ˈriːtɑːd/
  • [offensive]
    tarado, (-da) (masculine, feminine) (dated u offensive)

Definition of retard in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: