What is another word for stunted?

392 synonyms found


[ stˈʌntɪd], [ stˈʌntɪd], [ s_t_ˈʌ_n_t_ɪ_d]

Stunted refers to something that has not grown or developed properly, or has been hindered in some way. The word can be used to describe physical growth, but can also be used figuratively to describe the growth or progress of ideas, concepts, or skills. Synonyms for stunted include dwarfed, undersized, shrunken, stunted, stultified, stymied, impeded, arrested, constricted, and hampered. These words all convey a sense of hindrance, restriction, or limitation. Whether describing a physical object or a personal ambition, the word stunted carries an implication of unrealized potential and a need for growth and development.

Related words: stunting growth, stunting in children, stunted development, stunted growth in children

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How to use "Stunted" in context?

Stunted development or microcephaly is a condition where a baby's head and brain are smaller than normal. It is a common disorder in developing countries, where people do not have access to good health care. Children with stunted development may have problems with thinking, language, and learning. They may also have problems with their muscles and bones.

Stunted development can be caused by a number of factors. Some babies are born with a smaller head because of problems during pregnancy. Other babies may have a smaller brain because of a birth defect.

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