What is an alternative word for retard?
Mentally challenged, learning disabled, developmentally delayed, special needs, learning delayed,...or simply disabled. Retarded and slow are demeaning.
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Retard in Madagascan means that you have never seen outside life but in your own back yard. For example if you have never been to another state or country you would be a retar…d in Madagascar. retard is a slang, usually meant to cause harm, for mentally handicapped/mentally disabled people. people also use the word as slang for stupid, dumb, etc. it is seen as disrespectful to use, just like using racial slang.
The word retarted means mentally slow and unable to learn as fast as others. However, it is often used to offend someone and call them stupid. Having a brother who is actually… mentally retarted, hearing this word spoken out of place OS offensive to myself and others.
It depends on how this word is used. If you are referring to an individual, it would be an inappropriate word to use. However, if you mean: to make slow, delay the progress… of (Sentence: Bad roads retard the movement of cars), then this word would be considered appropriately applied.
In the sense of childhood development, mentally slow, 1810. Originating with the Latin 'retardare' in the 13th Century.
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c. 1426, "fact or action of making slower in movement or time," from L. retardationem, from retardare "to make slow, delay, keep back, hinder," from re-, intensive prefix, + t…ardare "to slow" (see tardy). Retarded "mentally slow" first recorded 1895. Retard (v.) first recorded 1489, from O.Fr. retarder (13c.); offensive noun meaning "stupid person" (with accent on first syllable) is from 1960s slang.
When it is used to make fun of someone, it is a bad word and youare likely to get in trouble for saying it. However, it is stilllegitimately used by doctors. For example, a do…ctor might say thata child has "retarded development", which means that the child isdeveloping more slowly than normal.
retarde (pronounced retarday)
"Refrigeration can be used to retard the growth of the bacterial culture"
no. someone can be called a retard which is slang for someone having mental retardation or is developmentally disabled.
Often Offensive . Affected with mental retardation. . Occurring or developing later than desired or expected; delayed.
Sprinkling lemon juice on the fruit salad will retard spoilage.
The toddler's night gown is made of fire retardant material. The firefighter wore a flame retardant suit.
birdbrained, defective , dim , dim-witted, dopey, dull , imbecile. . ---. There are other words too but they seem offensive. .