(From dictionary.com)

The legitimate definition:
Retarded
–verb (used with object)
1. to make slow; delay the development or progress of (an action, process, etc.); hinder or impede.

This term is being eliminated across the U.S by advocates for the developmentally disabled because for individuals of higher functioning intellectual impairment, it is demeaning and belittling.

Unfortunately, the word "retarded" (in my opinion) is frequently used--but only by shallow people easily influenced by societal expectations. The slang for "retarded" is frequently used to express contempt or disgust at a person, situation, or idea. Basically, anything the person who says it can't wrap their head around.
1.) Dude, it's like, George Bush is retarded, man.

2.) What, we have a test tomorrow I didn't see coming? That's retarded. Our teacher is totally retarded.

3.) Carrot top is such a retard. He's someone I don't think is funny. He is someone I will make fun of at the cost of someone dealing with serious life-altering psychological issues.

4.) I was driving drunk, and this fucking cop pulled me over because I was swerving over the median or some shit. He was such a retard.

5.) Dude, the dude who wrote this entry is fucking retarded man. That's the only way I can describe it, bro. Cause, dude, man--he doesn't even fuckin' get it, i mean--you know?
by look in the mirror September 22, 2009
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To be tarded twice..
John who is tarded.. is now retarded
by Rob March 15, 2004
The R-word, retard(ed), was used in the past to describe a person with an intellectual or developmental disability. Since then, it has morphed into a slang word to mean things like “stupid” or “idiotic.” Many people think it is socially acceptable to use the r-word in this way but the truth is, it hurts and dehumanizes those with an intellectual disability and their family and friends. The Spread the Word to End the Word movement was created to end the pejorative use of the R-word and promote dignity and respect for people with intellectual disabilities. Join the movement by pledging to end the r-word at r-word.org and vote this definition to the top.
Person 1: I'm so retarded; I forgot to get milk at the grocery store.

Person 2: Hey, I would appreciate it if you didn’t use that word around me anymore. When you use "retarded" as a synonym for "stupid" or "idiotic," you are saying that all people with intellectual disabilities are stupid, and that’s definitely not true.
by spreadtheword June 13, 2012
It means "very stupid" but in a more hilarious, weird, and/or spontaneous way. From the Latin word for "slow".

If you want to tick off a politically correct person, just say it. They think it's mean because people with mental problems are not always stupid, except you can't call those people "retarded" in the first place, and nobody cares anyway. Plus, once again, it's from the Latin word for "slow".
*Guy 1 is dancing very strangely.*
Guy 2 to Guy 3: Look at Guy 1 dancing like he's retarded.
by Morshu34576345624555555 October 20, 2013
In music, a down-tempo beat that is beyond ill: It is retarded.
Mutherfucker's beats is retarded!
by Jza February 07, 2004
In this day and age, "retarded" is just another word for cool, dope, tight, chill, or whatever you say when you like something.
Beach Dude#1: Dude #2, the waves look pretty retarded out there, you wanna go catch them?
Beach Dude#2: SWEET!

Homeboy#1: Yo dawg... The clubs gonna be off da hook ta-nite. You down?
Homeboy#2: Hellz yeah homeboy#1, is gonna be retarded, foo.

RichBitch#1: Like, OMG... my dad just like totally got me the new 2005 BMW645ci. It's like, totally retarded! I love it!
RichBitch#2: That's hot... Didn't he like, get you the like, 2004 one last year?

Redneck: Ya'll imma go catchya some salmon for good eatin' tonight.
6 rednick kids: pop that's retarded!

ChineseGirl#1: Ching yong boing noi lang dong fang!
ChineseGirl#2: Pong bing dong retarded!
by Jimmy March 03, 2005
reasonable, refined, related, relevant, renewed, reputable, reputable, resolute, responsible, resulting in, rich, righteous, romantic, sane, satisfactory, sensible, sensical, sensing, sensitive, sententious, sentimental, serious, serious, shining, significant, sincere, smart, smooth, sociable, solid, something, somewhere, sophisticated, soulful, special, specific, spinted, stable, stand ground, standing, standing tall, steadfast, steady, strong, strong-hearted, strong-minded, strong-minded, stylish, suave, substantial, succeeded, succeeding, successful, sufficient, supreme, swan, sweet, sympathetic, tactful, thinking, thoughtful, titanic, to the purpose, toned, top, treasurable, treasure, treasured, true, truthful, unassailable, unassuming, uncompressed, uncorrupt, uncovert, undiscriminatory, undisputed, undoubtable, undoubting, unexpendable, unfrightened, unique, unloathsome, unmeasly, unpaniced, unperturbable, unpretentious, unquitting, unreplaceable, unridiculable, unrushed, unscared, unshabby, unshallow, unshameful, unstale, unsubmissive, untiring, untrifling, untrivial, untrumped, unvanishing, unwasting, unwavering, unwearied, up, upgraded, uplifting, usable, useful, varied, warm, wel-formed, well-advised, well-carried, well-considered, well-done, well-focusd, well-mannered, well-rounded, well-spoken, well-valued, well-wired, whole, winner, wise, with a home, with purpose, with reason, without need for repent, witty, witty, wonderful, working, worth, worthwhile, worthy.
Russel is retarded.
by Gossamer Willowfly July 10, 2011
The word retarded in slang means to get stupid; just act how you want to; dance like you don't know what you're doing. One normally becomes "retarded" after popping an ecstasy pill or doing some sort of drug.
Remember though....ThIzZ iZ wHaT iT iZ
Get stupid, go dumb, act retarded.
by Hyphy101 December 04, 2007

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