retarded

adjective
re·​tard·​ed | \ ri-ˈtär-dəd How to pronounce retarded (audio) \

Definition of retarded

dated, now usually offensive
1 : slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development : characterized by mental retardation
2 informal, usually offensive : very stupid or foolish

First Known Use of retarded

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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retarded

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of retarded

old-fashioned + often offensive : slow or limited in mental development

retarded

adjective
re·​tard·​ed | \ ri-ˈtärd-əd How to pronounce retarded (audio) \

Medical Definition of retarded

dated, now usually offensive
: slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development : characterized by mental retardation

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