adjectivedated or offensive
1Less advanced in mental, physical, or social development than is usual for one’s age: the child is badly retarded they’re treated as if they’re mentally retarded perhaps I’m emotionally retarded
More example sentences
- He was also an adolescent with retarded social development, a Peter Pan who never grew up.
- Now, it wasn't that Tim had any problems with his physical appearance, nor was he mentally retarded in any way.
- He told the court that if a mentally retarded suspect was not competent to waive his rights, then the jury should not be allowed to hear the testimony of Russell.
Definition of retarded in:
- The US English dictionary