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349 synonyms found


[ dɪfˈɜːd], [ dɪfˈɜːd], [ d_ɪ_f_ˈɜː_d]

The word "deferred" carries a connotation of delay or postponement. Some synonyms include "postponed", "put off", "delayed", "suspended", "held off", "held over", "put on hold", "extended", "prolonged", "rescheduled", "adjourned", "carried over", "continued", "paused", and "interrupted". Each of these words carries a slightly different nuance and should be chosen carefully to convey the intended message. For example, "postponed" suggests a temporary rescheduling, while "suspended" implies a more long-term hold. The right synonym can enhance the clarity and impact of written and spoken communication.

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What are the opposite words for deferred?

Antonyms for the word "deferred" include advanced, accelerated, expedited, hastened, quickened, and rushed. These words refer to actions taken to speed up a process or outcome, rather than delaying it. For instance, if you accelerate a project's timeline, it means you are making an effort to complete it earlier than initially planned, whereas deferring it would be postponing the deadline. Similarly, hastening a decision means making it faster, while deferring it means adjourning it for a later time. In any case, antonyms for deferred connote a sense of urgency, immediacy, and swift action.

Usage examples for Deferred

It was plain that his business associates deferred to him; and in ten minutes it was plain that the Commissioner knew he was dealing with a man who would, in the financial world at least, make himself felt.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
We deferred our visit to the native huts, and invited Governor Fenker and his wife to dine aboard the schooner.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
The man, it seemed, had only deferred the business he had on hand for a meal.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Deferred

  • What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun?... Or does it explode?
    Langston Hughes
  • I stumbled into acting and just loved it. I deferred law school-and I'm still deferred.
    Portia de Rossi
  • Justice deferred is justice denied.
    Diane Watson
  • A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.
    Joseph F. Newton
  • I am old enough to know that victory is often a thing deferred, and rarely at the summit of courage... What is at the summit of courage, I think, is freedom. The freedom that comes with the knowledge that no earthly think can break you.
    Paula Giddings

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