mentally retarded
adjective see mental retardation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mentally retarded — Retarded Re*tard ed, n. having a limited or below normal mental ability; same as {mentally retarded}; used especially in relation to performance in academic tasks. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mentally retarded — noun people collectively who are mentally retarded (Freq. 1) he started a school for the retarded • Syn: ↑retarded, ↑developmentally challenged • Hypernyms: ↑people …   Useful english dictionary

  • mentally retarded — Synonyms and related words: arrested, babbling, backward, blithering, burbling, crackbrained, cracked, crazy, cretinistic, cretinous, dithering, driveling, drooling, half baked, half witted, idiotic, imbecile, imbecilic, maundering, mentally… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mentally retarded — adjective having a mind which has not developed beyond that of a child Syn: retarded …   Wiktionary

  • mentally retarded — suffering from a congenital lowness of intelligence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Retarded — Re*tard ed, n. having a limited or below normal mental ability; same as {mentally retarded}; used especially in relation to performance in academic tasks. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mentally deficient — mentally retarded, having decreased mental capacity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • retarded — Synonyms and related words: arrested, babbling, back, backward, behind, behindhand, belated, blithering, blocked, bridled, burbling, checked, constrained, controlled, crackbrained, cracked, crazy, cretinistic, cretinous, curbed, delayed, delayed… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • retarded — adjective /ɹɪˈtɑːdɪd/ a) Delayed; delayed in development, hindered; impeded. HGH, which was originally developed to assist children with retarded growth, is believed to be especially popular with sprinters. b) Having mental retardation,… …   Wiktionary

  • retarded — adj. (old fashioned, offensive) VERBS ▪ be, look ADVERB ▪ severely ▪ Many of the children are severely retarded. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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