Meaning of “retarded” in the English Dictionary

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"retarded" in British English

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retardedadjective

uk /rɪˈtɑː.dɪd/ us /rɪˈtɑːr.dɪd/ offensive old-fashioned

having had a slower mental development than other people of the same age:

(Definition of “retarded” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"retarded" in American English

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retardedadjective

us /rɪˈtɑr·dɪd/

having a slower mental development than other people of the same age:

Note: Because "retarded" has sometimes been used as an insult, the term is now less often used to describe people with slow mental development.

(Definition of “retarded” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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