Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

challenged

adjective

Simple Definition of challenged

  • : having a physical or mental problem that makes it difficult to do things as easily as other people do

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of challenged

  1. :  presented with difficulties (as by a disability) <physically challenged>

Examples of challenged in a sentence

  1. <all parts of the sports complex are fully accessible to the physically challenged>



1983

First Known Use of challenged

1983


CHALLENGED Defined for Kids

challenged

adjective

Definition of challenged for Students

  1. :  having a disability or deficiency




Medical Dictionary

challenged

adjective chal·lenged

Medical Definition of challenged

  1. :  having a physical or mental disability or impairment <skiing programs for physically challenged athletes—Craig Hansell>





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up challenged? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not forbidden by law

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

hiemal estival brumal vernal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ