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

synonyms for delays

  • 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 delays

MOST RELEVANT
  • continuation
  • advance
  • aid
  • assistance
  • beginning
  • go
  • help
  • liberation
  • promotion
  • support
  • dispatch
  • expedition
  • furtherance
  • hastening
  • hurry
  • rush
  • speed
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How to use delays in a sentence

Not many complaints are made now, for delays and disappointments are things of the past.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
After long delays Crane and Keith made pretense of building camps and starting to log.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
Usually the trial comes off within a few months, but not infrequently long delays occur.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
After some public delays which have tryed my patience, I at length resolved to wait no longer for the Budget.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
All delays are at an end—Tuesday—to-morrow the final warrant will be signed; Friday next, you may salute the Royal paw.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
There were a number of other delays, for we could not find a porter, and the room waiter refused to carry our baggage to the car.
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
"I don't see how Washington could have patience with so many disappointments and delays," said Lulu.
ELSIE'S VACATION AND AFTER EVENTSMARTHA FINLEY
General Grover sent out horses for us, and so we reached the city after many vexatious delays and rough experiences.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
The unsettled boundary lines though still causes of uneasiness and vexatious delays, are gradually approaching final decision.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
Then they paid dearly for the wicked delays imposed upon them, for a succession of storms soon broke upon them in October.
WILLIAM BRADFORD OF PLYMOUTHALBERT HALE PLUMB
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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