retarded

  • 1 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

  • 2 retarded — retarded; un·retarded; …

    English syllables

  • 3 retarded — index arrested (checked), disadvantaged, late (tardy) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 retarded — (adj.) 1810, pp. adjective from RETARD (Cf. retard) (v.). In childhood development sense, mentally slow, attested from 1895 (Cf. It. tardivi) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 retarded — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ less advanced in mental, physical, or social development than is usual for one s age …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 retarded — [ritär′did] adj. slowed or delayed in development or progress, esp. because of mental retardation …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 retarded — /ri tahr did/, adj. 1. characterized by retardation: a retarded child. n. 2. (used with a pl. v.) mentally retarded persons collectively (usually prec. by the): new schools for the retarded. [1800 10; RETARD + ED2] Syn. backward, disabled,… …

    Universalium

  • 8 retarded — re•tard•ed [[t]rɪˈtɑr dɪd[/t]] adj. 1) psi characterized by retardation: a retarded child[/ex] 2) psi the retarded, mentally retarded persons collectively …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 retarded — adj. mentally retarded * * * [rɪ tɑːdɪd] mentally retarded …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 retarded — [[t]rɪtɑ͟ː(r)dɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is retarded is much less advanced mentally than most people of their age. [OLD FASHIONED] ...a special school for mentally retarded children …

    English dictionary

  • 13 retarded — adjective less intelligent than other people because of slower mental development: a special programme for retarded children | mentally retarded …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 Retarded — Retard Re*tard , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Retarding}.] [L. retardare, retardatum; pref. re re + tardare to make slow, to delay, fr. tardus slow: cf. F. retarder. See {Tardy}.] 1. To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 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

  • 16 retarded — /rəˈtadəd / (say ruh tahduhd) adjective 1. made slow or late: a drought producing a retarded crop. 2. Psychiatry Obsolescent slow in mental development, especially having an IQ of 70–85; backward. 3. Colloquial foolish or stupid …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 retarded — adjective Date: 1895 sometimes offensive slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 retarded — re·tard·ed ri tärd əd adj sometimes offensive slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development: characterized by mental retardation …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 retarded — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. delayed; mentally deficient or handicapped, braindamaged, moronic; backward, slow. See slowness, insanity. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [ Said of people ] Syn. backward, slow, developmentally disabled; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 retarded — re|tard|ed [rıˈta:dıd US a:r ] adj old fashioned less mentally developed than other people of the same age. Many people think that this use is rude and offensive …

    Dictionary of contemporary English