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delay

see definition of delay
  • noundeferment, interruption
  • verbcause stop in action
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Synonyms for delay

noun deferment, interruption
  • 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
  • hold-up
  • holding pattern
  • putting off
  • retardment

Antonyms for delay

  • 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.

More words related to delay

adjourn

verb. stop a proceeding
  • 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.
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