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challenged

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

deprived of the power to perform one or more natural bodily activities
  • all parts of the sports complex are fully accessible to the physically challenged

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challenged

verb
past tense of challenge

Synonyms & Antonyms of challenged (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to demand proof of the truth or rightness of
  • don't hesitate to challenge any statement that generalizes about people

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2 to invite (someone) to take part in a contest or to perform a feat
  • I challenge you to swim to the other side of the pond

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3 to have as a requirement
  • having to put up with an overbearing boss challenges forbearance

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The first known use of challenged was in 1983

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“Challenged.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/challenged. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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