challenged

[ chal-injd ]
/ ˈtʃæl ɪndʒd /

adjective

a euphemism for disabled (usually preceded by an adverb): physically challenged.
deficient or lacking (usually preceded by an adverb or noun and used facetiously): ethically challenged; math-challenged.

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Origin of challenged

1980–85, Americanism

OTHER WORDS FROM challenged

un·chal·lenged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for challenged

challenged
/ (ˈtʃælɪndʒd) /

adjective

(in combination) disabled or disadvantaged in some wayphysically challenged performers
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