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challenged

[ chal-injd ]
/ ˈtʃæl ɪndʒd /
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Definition of challenged

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

An Americanism dating back to 1980–85; challenge + -ed2

usage note for challenged

See disabled.

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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