mentally defective Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “mentally defective” in the English Dictionary

"mentally defective" in British English

See all translations

mentally defectiveadjective

uk   us   old-fashioned or offensive
If you say that someone is ​mentallydefective, you ​mean that they have ​lowmentalabilities because ​theirbrain is ​damageddue to an ​accident or ​illness, or has been ​damaged since ​birth.
(Definition of mentally defective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mentally defective”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有心理缺陷的,有智力缺陷的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有心理缺陷的,有智力缺陷的…
What is the pronunciation of mentally defective?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

futuristic

strange and very modern, or intended or seeming to come from some imagined time in the future

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More