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feebleminded

An obsolete (and derogatory) term for mental retardation, the condition now often described as “intellectually challenged” or “intellectually impaired.”

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

...feebleminded An obsolete (and derogatory) term for mental retardation, the condition now often described as “intellectually challenged” or “intellectually impaired.” ...

feebleminded

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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80 words
feeble-minded

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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15 words
feeble-minded

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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15 words
feeble-minded

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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18 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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53 words
feeble-minded

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Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2012
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feebleminded

feebleminded  

An obsolete (and derogatory) term for mental retardation, the condition now often described as “intellectually challenged” or “intellectually impaired.”
feeble-mindedness

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... n. An obsolescent term for intellectual disability...

The Poor

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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5,036 words
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Oxford University Press

...of working people. Recent studies have stressed continuity with the old system and the way in which medical services soon came to be a very important part of the provision of workhouses. Many workhouses gradually evolved into orphanages and hospitals, especially for the feeble‐minded, the aged, and the infirm. In the mid‐19th century some workhouses established schools for the children in their care, until local board schools were built in the 1870s. Children were finally removed from the workhouse in 1908 . County and district councils took over...

Ferdinand I, Kaiser von Österreich

Ferdinand I, Kaiser von Österreich  

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(Vienna, 1793–1875, Prague),eldest son of the Emperor Franz I, came to the throne in 1835. Ferdinand was feeble-minded, and the business of state was carried on by a council ...
mild mental retardation

mild mental retardation  

A level of mental retardation associated with an IQ approximately between 50 and 69 (in adults, mental age from 9 to 12 years), equivalent to the educational category of educable mentally retarded. ...
Buck v. Bell

Buck v. Bell  

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274 U.S. 200 (1927), argued 22 Apr. 1927, decided 2 May 1927 by vote of 8 to 1; Holmes for the Court, Butler in dissent without opinion. Gifted with the ability to express himself in tersely ...
Samuel Gridley Howe

Samuel Gridley Howe  

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(1801–76),Boston philanthropist and champion of oppressed peoples, organized the Massachusetts School for the Blind (Perkins Institution), and aided the deaf and feeble-minded. With his wife, Julia ...
Deerslayer

Deerslayer  

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Romance by Cooper, published in 1841. An anonymous dramatization was produced the same year. The romance is the first in plot sequence of the Leather-Stocking Tales.At Lake Otsego, during the 1740s, ...
Skinner v. Oklahoma

Skinner v. Oklahoma  

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316 U.S. 535 (1942), argued 6 May 1942, decided 1 June 1942 by vote of 9 to 0; Douglas for the Court, Stone and Jackson concurring. In 1942 most states authorized sterilization of the “feeble-minded” ...
mild mental retardation

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

...mental retardation n. An obsolescent term for a level of intellectual disability associated with an IQ approximately between 50 and 69 (in adults, mental age from 9 to 12 years), equivalent to the educational category of educable mentally retarded. Sometimes called feeble-mindedness or mild mental subnormality...

Howe, Samuel Gridley

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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98 words

...Samuel Gridley ( 1801–76 ), Boston philanthropist and champion of oppressed peoples, organized the Massachusetts School for the Blind (Perkins Institution), and aided the deaf and feeble-minded. With his wife, Julia Ward Howe , he founded the Boston Commonwealth, an antislavery paper. Late in life he aided the Cretans in their struggle for independence from Turkey, just as his earliest philanthropic act had been to aid the suffering Greeks in their revolt against the Turks. His principal book was An Historical Sketch of the Greek Revolution ( 1828 )....

Steinbeck, John Ernst

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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Performing arts, Theatre
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97 words

...( 1902–68 ), American novelist, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962 . He adapted for the stage two of his own novels, already dramatic both in structure and dialogue— Of Mice and Men ( 1937 ; London, 1939 ), a realistic picture of itinerant farm labour and of a feeble-minded farmhand; and The Moon is Down ( 1942 ; London, 1943 ), portraying the occupation by the Germans of a peaceful town, and its resistance movement, which was more favourably received in Europe than in America. Dramatized by other hands were Tortilla Flat in 1938 and ...

MONDAY first mentioned by woman

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A Dictionary of Superstitions

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2003

... first mentioned by woman 1808 JAMIESON Scottish Dict. Mononday … If Monday, be first mentioned in company by a female, of what age or rank soever, they [feeble-minded people] account it a most unlucky omen. But it gives relief to such minds, if the fatal term be first mentioned by a male. I know not, if this strange superstition be peculiar to the North of Scotland … Why the power of dissolving the charm is ascribed to the male sex, it is not easy to imagine. Cf. NEW MOON first mentioned by woman...

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