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Definition of challenged

: presented with difficulties (as by a disability) physically challenged

Examples of challenged in a Sentence

all parts of the sports complex are fully accessible to the physically challenged
Recent Examples on the Web Workers fare well when management communicates praise and encouragement, is clear about workplace expectations and provides tools employees need to feel valued, challenged and successful. Bryan Robinson, Forbes, 3 May 2022 If interest rates on students loans are unfairly high they could be lowered or in the meantime, monthly payments could be cut in half or terms extended for challenged students. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Apr. 2022 The challenged law, called Senate Bill 8, has been in force since the beginning of September and effectively bars abortions after around six weeks of pregnancy. Adam Liptak, New York Times, 18 Oct. 2021 Meanwhile, evolution is happening, the world is rapidly changing and there are plenty of competitors who can make your employees and clients feel more challenged and fulfilled. Csaba Toth, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 According to the American Library Association, Scary Stories were the most challenged books of the 1990s. Leo Deluca, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Oct. 2021 But the latest quarter shows that Amazon's top line was a bit challenged. Anne D'innocenzio, USA TODAY, 30 July 2021 The larger battle in the case was not whether the particular challenged restrictions should survive. New York Times, 1 July 2021 Creative juices were flowing, career paths were changing, and your love life may have started to feel a bit challenged. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of challenged

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of challenged was in 1983

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13 May 2022

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“Challenged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of challenged

: having a disability or deficiency



Medical Definition of challenged

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

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