A fallacious name people most often use without knowing the real meaning such as "man, that movie was retarded". When really the real meaning of the word is referring to someone with special needs. Which when you use that word in such a silly sentence, think about the people around you that may know someone that they care about with special needs. So, before saying something is "retarded" just stop and think about what that word REALLY means.
"You are so retarded" (when really he is just calling the guy stupid)
by Linda Long September 16, 2011
1. Occurring or developing later than desired or expected; delayed. Relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development

-This is NOT ment as an adjective to replace stupid, dumb, annoying, unitelligant or any other negative word. This is and only should be used to describe a child that was born with a mental or physcial miscomunication.

Spread the word to end the word.
"That's retarded."
"No, that's stupid, not retarded."
by SpreadTheWord22 November 02, 2011
1. an adjective used to describe something that is slow.

2. slang for stupid, dumb, etc.

3. mentally handicapped

4. adjective used to describe people who get offended over the slang use of the word (#2)
1. Wow, that tree's growth has been quite retarded from its lack of water.

2. Wow Bob, you lit the cat on fire, you're fucking retarded.

3. Jim is in special ed, he's retarded.

4. You're fucking retarded, nobody is making fun of your cousin with down syndrome when they call someone else retarded.
by retardedPerson November 19, 2009
(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
A gifted person that is often unappreciated <3
Look at that retarded guy.... Really? Where? All I see is a gifted person created by God
by isaybrahhh July 31, 2011
the top definition of this word on this site. (see above)
The person who made that ridiculous list must be retarded.
by hallucinog3n March 27, 2010
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