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re·tard·ed

 (rĭ-tär′dĭd)
adj.
1. Often Offensive Affected with intellectual disability.
2. Occurring or developing later than desired or expected; delayed.
3. Offensive Slang Socially inappropriate or foolish.

retarded

(rɪˈtɑːdɪd)
adj
(Psychology) old-fashioned offensive underdeveloped, esp mentally. See also ESN, mental handicap, subnormal2

re•tard•ed

(rɪˈtɑr dɪd)

adj.
1. characterized by retardation: a retarded child.
n.
2. the retarded, mentally retarded persons collectively.

retarded

In the past, when a child had a mental condition that made learning difficult, people used to say that he or she was retarded, backward, simple, or educationally subnormal. Nowadays these words are avoided because they are thought to be offensive. The adjective mentally handicapped is sometimes used to describe children who have a mental condition of this kind. However, the most sensitive ways of referring to such children are to call them children with special needs or children with learning difficulties.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retarded - people collectively who are mentally retarded; "he started a school for the retarded"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
Adj.1.retarded - relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"
unintelligent, stupid - lacking intelligence; "a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers"
precocious - characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement"

retarded

adjective
Offensive. Having only a limited ability to learn and understand:
Informal: soft.
Translations
مُعاق، مُتَخَلِّف
zaostalý
retarderet
seinòroska
zekâ özürlü

retarded

[rɪˈtɑːdɪd]
A. ADJretardado, retrasado
B. NPL the retardedlos retrasados (mentales)

retarded

[rɪˈtɑːrdɪd] adj (old-fashioned or offensive)arriéré(e)
mentally retarded → arriéré(e) mental(e)

retarded

adjzurückgeblieben; growth, progressverzögert; mentally retardedgeistig zurückgeblieben

retarded

[rɪˈtɑːdɪd] adj (Med) → ritardato/a
to be mentally retarded → essere (un(a)) ritardato/a mentale

retard

(rəˈtaːd) verb
to make slower or later. The country's economic progress was retarded by strikes; The baby's development was retarded by an accident he had shortly after birth.
ˌretarˈdation (riːtaː-) noun
reˈtarded adjective
a mentally retarded child.

retarded

a. retardado-a, intelecto lento-a emocional, o en desarrollo académico.

retarded

* adj retrasado; mentally —* con discapacidad intelectual, retrasado mental
* potencialmente ofensivo, potentially offensive
References in classic literature ?
These misguided people sacrificed their own lives wantonly, very often made our own plans go astray, and retarded our organization.
The process will often be greatly retarded by free intercrossing.
But his wounds always made it seem that his feet were retarded, held, and he fought a grim fight, as with invisible ghouls fastened greedily upon his limbs.
This, in itself, retarded Tarzan's pace, for it was with difficulty that he kept his footing.
She had no bonnet--nothing on her head but a great cap which, in some old time, had been worn by Sally Brass, whose taste in head-dresses was, as we have seen, peculiar--and her speed was rather retarded than assisted by her shoes, which, being extremely large and slipshod, flew off every now and then, and were difficult to find again, among the crowd of passengers.
Nevertheless, he stuck to their wake, though indeed their back water must have retarded him, because the white-bone or swell at his broad muzzle was a dashed one, like the swell formed when two hostile currents meet.
She had seen enough of her pride, her meanness, and her determined prejudice against herself, to comprehend all the difficulties that must have perplexed the engagement, and retarded the marriage, of Edward and herself, had he been otherwise free;--and she had seen almost enough to be thankful for her OWN sake, that one greater obstacle preserved her from suffering under any other of Mrs.
Summer passed away in these occupations, and my return to Geneva was fixed for the latter end of autumn; but being delayed by several accidents, winter and snow arrived, the roads were deemed impassable, and my journey was retarded until the ensuing spring.
How successfully an agency deals with offenders who are mentally retarded depends on the professionalism and knowledge of its staff.
Another example of Grob' s failure to deal with contemporary events is when he says that John Kennedy' s "younger sister Rosemary had been diagnosed as mildly retarded and had undergone a lobotomy which had appreciably worsened her condition.
Given an accelerated charge, the classical treatment of radiation associates with that charge a field whose wave-fronts diverge from the charge in the forward time direction: I shall refer to this field as CR, the classical retarded field; if the charge is thought of as a source, I shall refer to the field as CRS, if as an absorber, CRA.
The Social Security Administration has awarded a grant to the Association for Retarded Citizens national headquarters to demonstrate how PASS can be used to enable people who are mentally retarded to increase their economic self-sufficiency.