Definitions for spasticˈspæs tɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pertaining to, of the nature of, characterized by, or afflicted with spasm or spastic paralysis.
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.clumsy, inept, or stupid.
(n.)a person exhibiting or afflicted with spasms or spastic paralysis.
(n.)Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.spaz.
* Usage: Definitions 1 and 2 are used by medical professionals. Definitions 3 and 4 are used with disparaging intent, esp. by children, and are perceived as insulting to disabled people.
Origin of spastic:
1745–55; < L spasticus < Gk spastikós=-spast(os), verbal adj. of spân (see spasm ) +-ikos -ic
spas•tic•i•tyspæˈstɪs ɪ ti(n.)
a person suffering from spastic paralysis
relating to or characterized by spasm
"a spastic colon"; "spastic paralysis is a spastic form of cerebral palsy"
suffering from spastic paralysis
"a spastic child"
convulsive, spasmodic, spastic(adj)
affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm
"convulsive motions"; "his body made a spasmodic jerk"; "spastic movements"
A person affected by spastic paralysis or spastic cerebral palsy.
A stupid, clumsy person.
Of, relating to, or affected by spasm.
Of or relating to spastic paralysis.
Hyperactive, excited, and random manner.
Origin: spasticus, from σπαστικός. Confer French spastique and see also spasm.
of or pertaining to spasm; spasmodic; especially, pertaining to tonic spasm; tetanic
The word spastic is used differently depending on location, which has led to some controversy and misunderstanding. Derived via Latin from the Greek spastikos, the word originally referred to a change in muscles affected by the medical condition spasticity, which is seen in spastic diplegia and many other forms of cerebral palsy and in terms such as "spastic colon", with no negative connotation, as it is accurately descriptive of the condition. In India the word "spastic" is also used neutrally, with The Spastics Society of India non-profit and non-governmental organization, working for neuro-muscular and developmental disabilities. The word in common speech can also be used in a pejorative context. The level of severity depends on whether one understands it as it is used in the United States or the United Kingdom. In the UK it is considered an offensive way to refer to disabled people.
Translations for spastic
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a person) suffering from brain damage that causes extreme muscle spasms and/or muscular paralysis
Their youngest child is (a) spastic.
- مُصاب بالشَّلَلArabic
- espásticoPortuguese (BR)
- spastik (pacient trpící spastickou obrnou)Czech
- der/die Spastiker(in)German
- spastiker; spastiskDanish
- spastik, spastilineEstonian
- بيمار مبتلا به فلج سفتFarsi
- paraplégique (spasmodique)French
- חוֹלֶה עֲווִיתHebrew
- मस्तिष्क संस्तम्भ से अक्रांतHindi
- spastički, spazmodičanCroatian
- penderita kerusakan otakIndonesian
- spastískur maður, með krampalömunIcelandic
- spastico, paraplegicoItalian
- 경련성 뇌성마비 (환자)Korean
- spastikas; spastiškasLithuanian
- spastisks; krampjainsLatvian
- spastyk, spastycznyPolish
- بيمار مبتلا به فلج سفتPersian
- handicapat motorRomanian
- больной спастическим параличомRussian
- (pacient) trpiaci spazmatickou obrnouSlovak
- spastiker; spastiskSwedish
- spastik (kimse)Turkish
- 患大腦麻痺的Chinese (Trad.)
- страждаючий спастичним паралічемUkrainian
- مرگی زدہUrdu
- chứng liệt co cứngVietnamese
- 患大脑麻痹的Chinese (Simp.)
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