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challenged

[chal-injd] /ˈtʃæl ɪndʒd/
adjective
1.
a euphemism for disabled (usually preceded by an adverb):
physically challenged.
2.
deficient or lacking (usually preceded by an adverb or noun):
ethically challenged.
Origin of challenged
1980-85, Americanism
Related forms
unchallenged, adjective
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  • This sacramentalism was not unchallenged, as we have already seen from Plato himself.

  • Why should not sight be added to the unchallenged datum of the mind.

    The Dragon Painter Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • They entered the harbour about midnight, unchallenged by the over-confident enemy.

    By-Ways of War James Jeffrey Roche
  • Generally, however, as this incompatibility is accepted, it is not unchallenged.

    Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
  • Balthasar alighted and entered the dwelling, unchallenged and unimpeded by the sentry who paced lazily up and down in its front.

British Dictionary definitions for unchallenged

unchallenged

/ʌnˈtʃælɪndʒd/
adjective
1.
not having been challenged or questioned: thirty years of unchallenged power
Derived Forms
unchallengeable, adjective

challenged

/ˈtʃælɪndʒd/
adjective
1.
(in combination) disabled or disadvantaged in some way: physically challenged performers
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Word Origin and History for unchallenged

challenged

adj.

as a euphemism for "disabled," 1985, past participle adjective from challenge (v.).

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