from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a disability or impairment.
  • adj. Deficient or lacking: an ethically challenged politician.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of challenge.
  • adj. Lacking some physical or mental attribute or skill; used after adverbs to make politically correct adjectives.
  • adj. Used following adverbs to make jocular adjectives in imitation of and mocking politically correct adjectives of this kind, as "X-challenged" = "lacking X".

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having doubts expressed about its truth.
  • adj. handicapped or disabled; -- used as a euphemism, especially in combinations.


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