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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I don't mean that he's crazy, but just kind of what they call challenged, which I guess must mean just this side of retarded.
I'm quite convinced that there will be plenty of audience reaction that is - I'm going to use the word "challenged."
I guess the best way to put this to the economically "challenged" is to put it in right-wing terms: "excessive profits" must be like "pornography" - everyone knows it when they see it.
“Proceeds will go to Room to Read, a nonprofit promoting literacy for children in challenged parts of the world.”
Such investors have tried to turn a profit by fixing and reselling the homes, but the possibility that the sale will be challenged is making some would-be buyers wary.
In Arkansas, the Democratic incumbent is being challenged from the left.
In Kentucky, the Republican establishment contender is being challenged from the right.
Perhaps they should they think of it this way - if healthcare and climate change aren't passed - you know the stuff we elected them to do - they should start worrying more about being challenged from the left - in bitterly contested primary fights.
If an author can do that and challenge some assumptions (and, of course, which assumptions need to be challenged is in itself an assumption … one that nobody seems willing to challenge), fine.
At about 3 a.m. I was again challenged and fired on but this turned out to be a partisan patrol.