physically challenged


physically challenged
.physically 'challenged
adj AmE
someone who is physically challenged has a problem with their body that makes it difficult for them to do things that other people can do easily

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • physically challenged — adjective disabled in a way that prevents you from using part of your body properly: DISABLED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • physically challenged — (FIZ.uh.klee CHAL.unjd.) adj. Relating to a person with a physical disability or handicap. Example Citation: But ... you can t go to the beach because you fear your wheelchair will get stuck in the soft sand. Not only that, you just discovered… …   New words

  • physically challenged — adjective especially AmE a word meaning physically handicapped, used when you want to avoid offending people …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • physically challenged — adjective having some physical disability; disabled …   Wiktionary

  • physically challenged — UK / US adjective disabled in a way that prevents you from using part of your body properly …   English dictionary

  • Challenged Athletes Foundation — Founder(s) Jim MacLaren Type 501C3 Non Profit Tax ID No. 33 0739596 Founded 1997 Location 9591 Waples Street San Diego, CA 92121, USA Revenue …   Wikipedia

  • challenged — established itself in the 1980s and 1990s as a combining element forming politically correct alternatives to potentially sensitive or offensive descriptions of people, as in cerebrally challenged (= stupid), intellectually challenged (= backward) …   Modern English usage

  • challenged — adj. 1. having doubts expressed about its truth. Syn: disputed, questioned. [WordNet 1.5] 2. handicapped or disabled; used as a euphemism, especially in combinations; as, physically challenged; mentally challenged. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • challenged — ☆ challenged [chal′ənjd] adj. disabled or handicapped in a (specified) way [physically challenged] …   English World dictionary


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