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chal·lenged

 (chăl′ənjd)
adj.
1. Having a disability or impairment: physically challenged.
2. Deficient or lacking: an ethically challenged politician.

challenged

(ˈtʃælɪndʒd)
adj
(in combination) disabled or disadvantaged in some way: physically challenged performers.

chal•lenged

(ˈtʃæl ɪndʒd)
adj.
(used as a euphemism) disabled, handicapped, or deficient (usu. prec. by an adverb): physically challenged; ethically challenged.
[1980–85, Amer.]
References in classic literature ?
"There is no necessity," said the duke, "for your worship to take the trouble of seeking out the rustic of whom this worthy duenna complains, nor is there any necessity, either, for asking my leave to challenge him; for I admit him duly challenged, and will take care that he is informed of the challenge, and accepts it, and comes to answer it in person to this castle of mine, where I shall afford to both a fair field, observing all the conditions which are usually and properly observed in such trials, and observing too justice to both sides, as all princes who offer a free field to combatants within the limits of their lordships are bound to do."
When our vital interests are challenged, or the will and conscience of the international community is defied, we will act; with peaceful diplomacy whenever possible, with force when necessary.
"Maybe I go ashore and walk about?" Van Horn challenged with tentative emphasis.
"Maybe too much trouble along you," Nau-hau challenged back.
Fifty-and-three have I slain in my youth without a wound, and now for many years I have challenged, like a cock on a dunghill, and none crow in answer."
He thought that if he challenged him without some fresh cause it might compromise the young Countess Rostova and so he wanted to meet Kuragin personally in order to find a fresh pretext for a duel.
"Father, I did not want to judge," said Prince Andrew, in a hard and bitter tone, "but you challenged me, and I have said, and always shall say, that Mary is not to blame, but those to blame- the one to blame- is that Frenchwoman."
Lycurgus then spoiled him of the armour which Mars had given him, and bore it in battle thenceforward; but when he grew old and stayed at home, he gave it to his faithful squire Ereuthalion, who in this same armour challenged the foremost men among us.
Ajax son of Telamon answered, "Idaeus, bid Hector say so, for it was he that challenged our princes.
Many people claimed that after they were challenged, they didn't know where to donate the money to because the platforms they were being challenged on didn't have any actual information on how and where to donate.
'Who' is challenged? There is nothing personal about the
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council on Friday challenged Emirates Airline and Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman of Emirates Airline and Chief Executive of the Emirates Group, to take part in the Dubai Fitness Challenge.