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Definition of "retarded" []

  • Often Offensive Affected with mental retardation. (adjective)
  • Occurring or developing later than desired or expected; delayed. (adjective)

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Use "retarded" in a sentence
  • "I think the term retarded should never be used when referring to down syndrome victims due to its horrible derogatory nature, and should be reserved for idiotic morons such as Sarah Palin herself. soqrbrad wrote: Umm how about all those scandals Palin was involved in."
  • "I think the term retarded should never be used when referring to down syndrome victims due to its horrible derogatory nature, and should be reserved for idiotic morons such as Sarah Palin herself."
  • "Speaking yesterday for the first time about the complaints which followed his on-air remarks on Monday, Henry said he could not see what he had done wrong, and that it was fine to use the term retarded about people with intellectual disabilities."