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See definition of delay on Dictionary.com
  • noundeferment, interruption
  • verbcause stop in action

synonyms for delay

  • lag
  • moratorium
  • postponement
  • problem
  • setback
  • stoppage
  • suspension
  • wait
  • adjournment
  • bind
  • check
  • cunctation
  • dawdling
  • demurral
  • detention
  • discontinuation
  • downtime
  • filibuster
  • hindrance
  • holding
  • impediment
  • interval
  • jam
  • lingering
  • logjam
  • loitering
  • obstruction
  • procrastination
  • prorogation
  • remission
  • reprieve
  • retardation
  • showstopper
  • stall
  • stay
  • stop
  • surcease
  • tarrying
  • tie up
  • cooling-off period
  • hangup
  • holding pattern
  • holdup
  • putting off
  • retardment
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antonyms for delay

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  • continuation
  • advance
  • aid
  • assistance
  • beginning
  • go
  • help
  • liberation
  • promotion
  • support
  • dispatch
  • expedition
  • furtherance
  • hastening
  • hurry
  • rush
  • speed
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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How to use delay in a sentence

There, reports of an explosion in testing wait times and delays in people getting notified of positive results have sparked rumors of another lockdown.
THE NEW COVID-19 CASE SURGE IN EUROPE, EXPLAINEDJULIA BELLUZSEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOX
After a summer of delays and postponements, the fall movie release schedule is finally starting to take shape.
COVID COMPLICATES FALL FILM RELEASESBRIAN T. CARNEYSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Barrera said the school, though, should have allowed those eight students to continue with the class without delay.
WHEN A CALCULUS CLASS ABRUPTLY BECAME CERAMICS AT LINCOLN HIGHSCOTT LEWISSEPTEMBER 16, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Unusually, Apple did not debut a next generation iPhone due to the aforementioned production delays.
EVERYTHING ANNOUNCED AT APPLE’S ‘TIME FLIES’ EVENT TODAYRHHACKETTFORTUNESEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
We needed to own the reality of the delays customers were experiencing.
DEEP DIVE: HOW THE SUMMER OF 2020 FORCED BRAND MARKETING TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTERJIM COOPERSEPTEMBER 14, 2020DIGIDAY
In Wisconsin, thousands of mail-in ballots requested by voters in the state primary were never delivered to them due to postal delays.
VOTING BY MAIL IS MORE SECURE THAN THE PRESIDENT SAYS. HOW TO MAKE IT EVEN SAFERMATTHEWHEIMERSEPTEMBER 13, 2020FORTUNE
The state’s biggest population center will likely face serious delays, given the high number of expected mail ballots that can’t be counted until Election Day.
SUNDAY MAGAZINE: THE DECIDERSDANIEL MALLOYSEPTEMBER 13, 2020OZY
Any difficulties or delays could ultimately postpone election results by days or weeks, which could allow election misinformation and false claims of victory to go viral.
HOW GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, AND TWITTER PLAN TO HANDLE MISINFORMATION SURROUNDING 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTSDANIELLE ABRILSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
According to one official involved in Ukraine’s deliberations about the deal, the reason for the delay was in large part political.
RICK PERRY’S UKRAINIAN DREAMBY SIMON SHUSTER, TIME, AND ILYA MARRITZ, WNYCSEPTEMBER 10, 2020PROPUBLICA
In halting its vaccine trials, AstraZeneca appeared to make the prudent decision, but health officials may have to persuade skeptical members of the public to see the delay as some scientists do—as a positive.
SCIENTISTS SEE AN UPSIDE TO ASTRAZENECA HALTING ITS COVID-19 VACCINE TRIALGRADY MCGREGORSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO DELAY

  • curb
  • defer
  • delay
  • discontinue
  • hold off
  • hold over
  • hold up
  • postpone
  • prorogue
  • put off
  • recess
  • restrain
  • shelve
  • stay
  • suspend
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.