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Related to retarded: retardant, retarder, Down syndrome, mentally impaired

re·tard·ed

 (rĭ-tär′dĭd)
adj.
1. Often Offensive Affected with impaired intellectual development.
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 ?
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.
This universal watchfulness not only stopped him on the highway twenty times in a stage, but retarded his progress twenty times in a day, by riding after him and taking him back, riding before him and stopping him by anticipation, riding with him and keeping him in charge.
As the months had dragged or flown along, retarded or spurred on as privation or adventure predominated, thoughts of his own home, while oft recurring, had become less vivid.
The chase lay through the brake for perhaps a quarter of a mile, and then plunged into a dense thicket, which retarded our movements exceedingly, though we went through it in a crowd together,-- fronds flicking into our faces, ropy creepers catching us under the chin or gripping our ankles, thorny plants hooking into and tearing cloth and flesh together.
Let us see," said he, "I have swum above an hour, but as the wind is against me, that has retarded my speed; however, if I am not mistaken, I must be close to Tiboulen.
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.
The reaping of the wheat had begun in our north midland county of Loamshire, but the harvest was likely still to be retarded by the heavy rains, which were causing inundations and much damage throughout the country.
The heats of the days, and the frequent occurrence of balmy showers, had completed in an incredibly short period the growth of plants which the lingering spring had so long retarded in the germ; and the woods presented every shade of green that the American forests know.
But she evidently had been crying, crying a great deal--simply, satisfyingly, refreshingly, with a sort of primitive, retarded sense of loneliness and violence.
Bagnet and the visitor may not be retarded in the smoking of their pipes.
The collision had retarded our progress and now a hundred swift scouts were close upon us.