Translation: from spanish

mentally challenged

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  • mentally challenged — (MEN.tuh.lee CHAL.unjd.) adj. Relating to a person with a mental disability. Example Citation: The music blared loudly while a group of dancers circled around clapping and shaking their hips. Some were young adults, and others were elderly. Those …   New words

  • mentally challenged — adjective having a low intelligence; having some mental illness …   Wiktionary

  • challenged — adj. 1. having doubts expressed about its truth. Syn: disputed, questioned. [WordNet 1.5] 2. handicapped or disabled; used as a euphemism, especially in combinations; as, physically challenged; mentally challenged. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • challenged — adjective a) Lacking some physical or mental attribute or skill; used after adverbs to make politically correct adjectives. mentally challenged b) Used following adverbs to make jocular adjectives in imitation of and mocking politically correct… …   Wiktionary

  • challenged — ˈchalə̇njd adjective : having a disability or deficiency : handicapped 1 herein skiing programs for physically challenged athletes Craig Hansell mentally challenged clients who are diagnosed with schizophrenia Michelle Runge …   Useful english dictionary

  • challenged — adjective visually /physically/mentally challenged AmE an expression for describing someone who has difficulty doing things because of blindness etc, used when you want to avoid saying this directly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • challenged —    differing from the norm in a taboo fashion    Not faced with a duel, but of those thought to be facing life at a disadvantage. The use extends to the bald, who are follicularly challenged; to the deaf, who are aurally challenged; to the blind …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • mentally retarded — noun people collectively who are mentally retarded (Freq. 1) he started a school for the retarded • Syn: ↑retarded, ↑developmentally challenged • Hypernyms: ↑people …   Useful english dictionary

  • challenged — chal|lenged [ˈtʃælındʒd] adj visually/physically/mentally etc challenged AmE used as a polite expression for describing someone who has difficulty doing things because they are blind etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • physically challenged — (FIZ.uh.klee CHAL.unjd.) adj. Relating to a person with a physical disability or handicap. Example Citation: But ... you can t go to the beach because you fear your wheelchair will get stuck in the soft sand. Not only that, you just discovered… …   New words

  • developmentally challenged — noun people collectively who are mentally retarded he started a school for the retarded • Syn: ↑mentally retarded, ↑retarded • Hypernyms: ↑people …   Useful english dictionary


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