HyperDic: retarded

English > 2 senses of the word retarded:
ADJECTIVEallretardedrelatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development
NOUNgroupretarded, mentally retarded, developmentally challengedpeople collectively who are mentally retarded
retarded > pronunciation
Soundsrihtaa'rdihd; riytaa'rdahd; riytaa'rdihd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wrongheaded: 610 rhymes with ihd...
abbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
English > retarded: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningrelatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development.
Example"providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"
Narrowerbackward, half-witted, slow-witted, feeblemindedretarded in intellectual development
cretinousAfflicted with cretinism
delayednot as far along as normal in development
dim-witted, simple, simple-mindedlacking mental capacity and subtlety
imbecile, imbecilic, idioticHaving a mental age of three to seven years
moronicHaving a mental age of between eight and twelve years
See alsounintelligent, stupidlacking intelligence
OppositeprecociousCharacterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude)
Spanishretardado
Catalanretardat
English > retarded: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningPeople collectively who are mentally retarded.
Example"he started a school for the retarded"
Synonymsmentally retarded, developmentally challenged
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

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