What is the more correct word for retarted when still referring to very slow people?
- FLv 63 weeks ago
Retarted if it was a proper word would mean “put into a tart again” The apple fell out , so I retarted it.
You mean retarded. Otherwise known as thick or dim. ESN (educationally sub-normal
) used to be used too.
PC wise , I think “ special needs” or “learning difficulties” is currently used.
- KateLv 74 weeks ago
Disabled or Cognitively challenged are more appropriate. I prefer "Differently abled".
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
There's no such word as "retarted." Buy a dictionary.
- garryLv 44 weeks ago
your retarded is more like it , they are disabled or impaired is the correct answer , retard is so insulting ,
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- robert2020Lv 64 weeks ago
Another word is, 'intellectually challenged'. This so far has not been posted.
- bluebellbkkLv 74 weeks ago
You mean, of course, "retarded".
EDIT to add: "Disabled" is a very general term, covering every possible kind of physical and mental impairment. If you are talking specifically about someone with slower than usual mental development, well, "retarded" USED to be the polite and sensitive way to describe such a person, but whatever expression we use now, you can be sure that within ten years it will be being used routinely as an insult, and the hunt will be on again for yet another way to say it.
- RichardLv 64 weeks ago
- blankLv 64 weeks ago
In the brave new world of policially correct speech - the term you are looking for is "special needs."
(us it quick before it too is deemed hurtful and derogatory, lest you be shunned for even thinking it.).
- John PLv 74 weeks ago
Note spelling: retarded. I dread to think what 'retarted' might mean!
- AmulyaPLv 54 weeks ago
Handicapped , differently - able. These may be alternatives, if not accurate.