from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Often Offensive Affected with mental retardation.
- adj. Occurring or developing later than desired or expected; delayed.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of retard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. having a limited or below normal mental ability; same as mentally retarded; -- used especially in relation to performance in academic tasks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development
- n. people collectively who are mentally retarded
I think the term retarded should never be used when referring to down syndrome victims due to its horrible derogatory nature, and should be reserved for idiotic morons such as Sarah Palin herself. soqrbrad wrote: Umm how about all those scandals Palin was involved in.
I think the term retarded should never be used when referring to down syndrome victims due to its horrible derogatory nature, and should be reserved for idiotic morons such as Sarah Palin herself.
Speaking yesterday for the first time about the complaints which followed his on-air remarks on Monday, Henry said he could not see what he had done wrong, and that it was fine to use the term retarded about people with intellectual disabilities.
And their most efficient tool, their best crystallization and communication of this message, was the word "retarded."
Later, at a meeting with several advocates of those with disabilities, Emanuel issued a second apology which was accepted and signed a petition to end the use of the word retarded.
Ex. His progress was retarded by the tough terrain he had to cross) the term retarded was and is used to describe people with learning disabilities because their learning has been retarded by some disability.
That would make me retarded, well ... then again ... being retarded is what makes me a republican.
Because of the use of the word through history, for many people with disabilities, being called retarded is as hurtful and demeaning as calling an African-American the n-word.
Queef bag? that describes savage perfectly. that retard right wing lives in san francisco and constantly whines about it! how retarded is taht?
To paraphrase Dean Vernon Wormer, “Lazy, ignorant and retarded is no way to go through life, son.”