What does Retarded mean?

Definitions for Retardedrɪˈtɑr dɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Retarded.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mentally retarded, retarded, developmentally challenged(adj)

    people collectively who are mentally retarded

    "he started a school for the retarded"

  2. retarded(adj)

    relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development

    "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"


  1. Retarded(n.)

    having a limited or below normal mental ability; same as mentally retarded; -- used especially in relation to performance in academic tasks.


  1. retarded(Adjective)

    Delayed; delayed in development, hindered; impeded.

  2. retarded(Adjective)

    Having mental retardation, characterised by learning difficulties (specifically having an IQ below 70); now more generally, mentally deficient.

  3. retarded(Adjective)

    Underdeveloped (of a person's intelligence, abilities etc.).

  4. retarded(Adjective)

    Stupid, dumb.

  5. retarded(Adjective)

    Designating a parameter of an electromagnetic field which is adjusted to account for the finite speed of radiation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retarded

    of Retard


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Retarded in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Retarded in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. This Is Spinal Tap:

    Marty This tasteless cover is a good indication of the lack of musical invention within. The musical growth of this band cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry.

  2. Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings:

    I am one of those who believe that spiritual progress is a rule of human life, but the approach to perfection is slow and painful. If a woman elevates herself in one respect and is retarded in another, it is because the rough trail that leads to the mountain peak is not free of ambushes of thieves and lairs of wolves.

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