Adjective "unretarded" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/(ˌ)ʌnrɪˈtɑːdɪd/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Not retarded; especially not delayed or impeded in progress.

    Definitions

    1. characterized by a slowness or limitation in intellectual understanding and awareness, emotional development, academic progress, etc.

    2. Slang. stupid or foolish. noun

    3. (used with a plural verb) people who are slow or limited in mental development (usually preceded by the): new schools for the retarded.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "species can be unretarded."

    "dnas can be unretarded."

    Origin

    (retarded)Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Adams (1583–1652), Church of England clergyman. From un- + retard + -ed.