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Definition 1: people collectively who are mentally retarded - [noun denoting group]

Samples where retarded or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he started a school for the retarded

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(retarded is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Definition 2: relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where retarded or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded

(retarded is similar to ...) retarded in intellectual development

(retarded is similar to ...) having a mental age of three to seven years

(retarded is similar to ...) having a mental age of between eight and twelve years

(retarded is similar to ...) afflicted with cretinism

(retarded is similar to ...) not as far along as normal in development

(retarded is similar to ...) lacking mental capacity and subtlety

(means also ...) lacking intelligence

"a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers"

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