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aesthetically challenged

Distinctly unattractive or unpleasant to the eye; ugly. (Pseudo-politically correct slang used for humorous effect.) Primarily heard in UK. Deborah's new boyfriend is a bit aesthetically challenged, but she loves him and I guess that's all that counts.
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esthetically challenged

Distinctly unattractive or unpleasant to the eye; ugly. (Pseudo-politically correct slang used for humorous effect.) Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Deborah's new boyfriend is a bit esthetically challenged, but she loves him and I guess that's all that counts.
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ethically challenged

Dishonest, corrupt, or otherwise unethical in behavior. Though many suspected the governor of being ethically challenged, it wasn't until evidence of a bribery scheme emerged that any legal action was taken against him.
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gravitationally challenged

1. Fat, bulky, or very heavy. (Pseudo-politically correct slang used for humorous effect.) I don't think Mike is obese—he's just a bit gravitationally challenged.
2. Prone to or characterized by clumsiness or a lack of balance. I've been bumping into people at work all day long—I must be a bit gravitationally challenged today or something.
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horizontally challenged

Fat or obese. (Pseudo-politically correct slang used for humorous effect.) I became a little horizontally challenged after my accident, as I was confined to a wheelchair for nearly a year.
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vertically challenged

Short; not tall in stature. (Pseudo-politically correct slang used for humorous effect.) Whenever anyone teases me about my height, I just tell them that I'm vertically challenged! Yeah, my boyfriend is a little vertically challenged, but he's the most loving man I've ever known.
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parentally challenged

Born to unwed parents. (Pseudo-politically correct slang used for humorous effect.) A: "Is it true that Sean is parentally challenged?" B: "No, I'm pretty sure his parents were married before he was born."
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challenge (someone) to (something)

To dare or provoke one to participate in something, such as a competition. I ushered Bob out the door as soon as that obnoxious guy challenged him to a fight. Jenna is really good at basketball, so don't challenge her to a game unless you're OK with losing!
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hygienically challenged

Euph. [of a person] dirty. (Jocular.) Bill always smells terrible. He must be hygienically challenged. A couple of the kids in my class are, let us say, hygienically challenged.
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c) If you are challenged and are unable to properly respond, you must buy a round of drinks for the challenger and the group being challenged.
Peck believes we will be challenged by our economy's s eachange to a technology-based environment.
Joy, a 67-year-old retired Junior High School teacher, has been challenged by both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis for several years.