mentally handicapped

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mental handicap
 
n
a general or specific intellectual disability, resulting directly or indirectly from injury to the brain or from abnormal neurological development
 
usage  Nowadays both mental handicap and mentally handicapped are considered to have inappropriate and negative connotations. The phrases learning difficulties and a person with learning difficulties are used instead
 
mentally handicapped
 
adj

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