feebleminded


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  • adj

Synonyms for feebleminded

retarded in intellectual development

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Reform schools used intelligence tests to segregate populations, shuttling the feebleminded minority inmates off to the Sonoma State Home for the Feeble-minded for sterilization.
During the first quarter of the century, tens of thousands of people who were diagnosed as feebleminded or insane would be institutionalized, sterilized, or both for eugenic purposes.
All but the most feebleminded people in the industry must have known this was an exaggeration and when the future actually dawned, the best they ever managed was one flight a month.
That decision, which upheld the forced sterilization of "a feebleminded white woman" identified as "the probable potential parent of socially inadequate offspring," included Holmes' often-quoted declaration that "three generations of imbeciles are enough.
The Social Construction of the Feebleminded Threat: Implementation of the Sexual Sterilization Act in Alberta, 1929-1972.
The Record warned back in September that Stephen's feebleminded fudge risked blowing the chance of bringing 600,000 tourists a year and an economic windfall to Scotland.
Feebleminded blind should be considered custodial cases to be cared for and protected by the state for as long as they live.
The Eugenics Board of North Carolina was created to evaluate and approve the sterilization of the "mentally diseased, feebleminded or epileptic.
The writer may, or may not, be an escaped lunatic, a son of a gun, drunk, feebleminded, smoking crack, a name at Lloyd's, in touch with visitors from another world, a groovy eat, someone who knows what "a groovy cat" may, or may not, be, or Hill be, or whatever.
Fernald, former superintendent of the Massachusetts School for Feebleminded, and Dr.
Any expectation that a 70,000-word document would streamline the existing 97,000 pages of EU regulations is feebleminded.
Those in the home are classified as feebleminded, imbeciles, and idiots.
Carrie Buck was committed to the Virginia Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded as a prelude to her sterilization.
Gesell used the word "cheated" to describe a mother who had unwittingly adopted a feebleminded baby.
1923: The Legislature changes the 1917 bill by passing a law "to provide for the sterilization of all feebleminded, insane, epileptics, habitual criminals, moral degenerates and sexual perverts who are a menace to society," if they consent or if a court orders it.