Nouns (3)

retarded, developmentally challenged, mentally retarded
n. people collectively who are mentally retarded; "he started a school for the retarded"

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retarded
adj. relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"

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slow, obtuse, dumb, dull, dim, dense
adj. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
slow
adj. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow"
slow-witted, half-witted, feebleminded
adj. mentally deficient
ho-hum, wearisome, tiresome, tedious, slow, irksome, dull, deadening, boring
adj. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
senile, gaga, doddery, doddering
adj. mentally or physically infirm with age; "his mother was doddering and frail"

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precocious
adj. characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement"

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