[ US /ɹiˈtɑɹdəd, ɹiˈtɑɹdɪd, ɹɪˈtɑɹdɪd/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪtˈɑːdɪd/ ]
  1. people collectively who are mentally retarded
    he started a school for the retarded
  1. relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development
    providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded
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How To Use retarded In A Sentence

  • In ways often too subtle to be conscious but sometimes overt, I believe, blacks remain devalued in American schools, where, for example, a recent national survey shows that through high school they are still more than twice as likely as white children to receive corporal punishment, be suspended from school, or be labeled mentally retarded. Race and the Schooling of Black Americans
  • They managed to shift about half of the mentally retarded and emotionally disturbed patients to homes and less restrictive programs.
  • Basically, most things that we can tax in this way have clearly defined negative externalities (you know, 1: 1,000,000 kids go retarded for each barrel of toxic sludge, so you slap a cost on that and pass it on to the guy who makes the sludge), and a clearly definite positive internality. Matthew Yglesias » The Case for Booze Taxes
  • The only place at school where Hope felt secure was the special-ed classroom, where she helped the retarded kids learn their reading and math.
  • And “retard” is a pejorative term used to dehumanize the mentally retarded. Matthew Yglesias » Does Anybody Know How to Do Development?
  • The imperialists are a bit mentally retarded but they will have to learn what the use has been of their 20 years of hostility and struggle against us. INAUGURATING HEALTH CENTER IN LAS TUNAS
  • He was also an adolescent with retarded social development, a Peter Pan who never grew up.
  • Jason, of course, prefers the "all-dressed" variety, which does not even exist in this retarded city. Archive 2007-01-01
  • But the strategy we have to use in stopping them is shaming and brow-beating the fat, retarded knuckle-draggers who buy every single issue of the "Summer Event". Is Marvel preparing for a ‘Siege of Asgard’? | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment
  • Probably because you haven’t entered the discussion – you just re-posted a smashed-together list of right-wing Israel justifications sans the really overt religious and racist ones, and posted it in haphazard fashion more akin to a retarded spambot than an actual person. Matthew Yglesias » Ehud Barak: Peace or Apartheid
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