Retard is a word that is both a verb and a noun. In its verb form, to retard means to check the development of something. It is concerned with slowing down or stopping the natural growth of someone or something. Some examples include, 'A bonsai is a plant whose growth has been retarded' or 'The accident caused brain damage that will retard the boy's language development'.
In its noun form a retard is a person who possesses subnormal intelligence. It is an individual who is considered to be an idiot or unusually stupid. For example 'The drunk man called his son a retard' or 'the man was fired because he was overheard calling his boss a retard'. It is not commonly used, except in an abusive context, because of its offensive nature.
Well that's mean of them. It's an insult, like dork, idiot, stupid....things like that.
It means when someone has problems or either mental issues
Retarded means that when you have problems eg if you can't talk or if you can't walk
Tell who ever is calling you that to stop doing that it is wrong and hateful and they wouldn't like it if they were called that
Cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate
slow the growth or development in the brain
Retarded is defined as abnormally slow physical, emotional or mental development. For instance 'That young woman did not speak until she was six prompting her parents to think she was retarded'.
The mentally retarded are people whose primary language or motor skills develop at a distinctly slower pace than normal. They are individuals whose normal development is so impaired that they require supervision and assistance even to perform some basic tasks like managing their personal hygiene.
In psychology, retarded depression is a state of clinical depression wherein the patient is continually depressed, lethargic and shows no interest in initiating action of any kind.
Retarded flow is an unsteady flow whose velocity diminishes slowly over time.
Retarded ejaculation is a sexual dysfunction. It is a condition that affects males only. A man suffering from retarded ejaculation is one who is unable reach orgasm in spite of receiving sufficient stimulation.
Retarded sexual development is a rather controversial concept. It is the name of a theory that claims adolescents living in polluted atmospheres take longer than normal to attain puberty.
It's a mean word that shouldn't be used in MEAN ways
It means not born properly.
It means that you are a idiot.
Most people use it to say someone is stupid or not very right.
It is used as a trash word by many people but the real definition is that someone is slow. Medical conditions.
I'm pretty sure it means overrated.
Means you're from Texas and your name is George Bush
Retardation is a term for a pattern of persistently slow learning of basic motor and language skills ("milestones") during childhood, and a significantly below-normal global intellectual capacity as an adult. One common criterion for diagnosis of mental retardation is a tested intelligence quotient (IQ) of 70 or below.
It is usually thought to be a very offensive term.
If you have to ask you are retarded
Retard means: Hold back, slow down, delay, hinder. its opposite is speed up.