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.

Origin of challenged

1980–85, Americanism
Related formsun·chal·lenged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unchallenged (1 of 2)

unchallenged

/ (ʌnˈtʃælɪndʒd) /

adjective

not having been challenged or questionedthirty years of unchallenged power
Derived Formsunchallengeable, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for unchallenged (2 of 2)

challenged

/ (ˈtʃælɪndʒd) /

adjective

(in combination) disabled or disadvantaged in some wayphysically challenged performers
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Word Origin and History for unchallenged

challenged


adj.

as a euphemism for "disabled," 1985, past participle adjective from challenge (v.).

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