View synonyms for remedial


[ ri-mee-dee-uhl ]


  1. affording remedy; tending to remedy something.
  2. intended to correct or improve one's skill in a specified field:

    remedial math.

    Synonyms: corrective


/ rɪˈmiːdɪəl /


  1. affording a remedy; curative
  2. denoting or relating to special teaching, teaching methods, or material for backward and slow learners

    remedial education

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Derived Forms

  • reˈmedially, adverb

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Other Words From

  • re·medi·al·ly adverb
  • nonre·medi·al adjective
  • nonre·medi·al·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of remedial1

From the Late Latin word remediālis, dating back to 1645–55. See remedy, -al 1

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Example Sentences

Finding a hidden network is trivial for even the most remedial of hackers anyway, so it’s always best to leave this feature turned off.

A problem for summer school, Dworkin said, is that it has historically had a reputation for being punitive and mandatory for just a few remedial students.

School districts are exploring classes that go beyond addressing learning loss and remedial work to provide social interactions and emotional support for students of every age group.

“I was in remedial math throughout elementary school,” she notes.

The report recommended that among the “remedial steps” to be taken was a written directive on certain behaviors prohibited to Miles and on others required of him.

Pointing out that Nick Denton writes and speaks like a literate adult and not like a 14-year-old in remedial English.

In his remedial English class, he wrote these comic essays that the teacher actually read aloud in class.

If their students need lots of remedial instruction, the school can extend the school day, the school week, or the school year.

Plus, more Remedial Readers of Richard Russo, Stephen King and John McPhee.

Plus, more Remedial Readers of Stephen King and John McPhee.

And the factor of spontaneous improvement irrespective of all remedial measures is also ignored.

Every good political institution must have a preventive operation as well as a remedial.

But this is now known to be not the true remedial process with respect to the zymotic germs.

No ameliorative, no palliative, no restrictive, no remedial measure will avail.

The new view is a social view, which seeks in all movements, whether of research or of remedial action, for the common welfare.


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