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aesthetically challenged

Distinctly unattractive or unpleasant to the eye; homely. A euphemistic and humorously politically correct term, usually said of a person. 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; homely. A euphemistic and humorously politically correct term, usually said of a person. 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. A euphemistic and ironically politically correct term, usually said of a person. 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; overweight; obese. A pseudo-politically correct term that may be deemed offensive. 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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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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b) The response consists of all those persons being challenged drawing their coin in a like manner (other organizational coins are invalid).
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However, according to the American College of Sports Medicine, the article, "Physical Activity among Persons with Disabilities", states that a condition can be worse for a physically challenged individual if they are inactive.
More than eight of 10 senior tax professionals who challenged their companies' property tax assessments in the past year said they were satisfied with the outcome.
This trend in reduction of nasal symptom scores for the 100ug CRX-675 treatment group occurred both one day and 14 days after CRX-675 treatment when challenged with ragweed.
This is an important statement by the Supreme Court in upholding inaugural prayer - a time-honored tradition that's been a part of the history and heritage of our nation," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, which has challenged Newdow's lawsuits in the past.
Denver coach Mike Shanahan challenged a play during a game against the Packers.
This challenge is legally flawed and represents nothing more than an attempt to remove a time-honored tradition going back to the nation's first President," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, which has challenged Newdow's lawsuits in the past.
Once again 100 of the world's top challenged athletes inspired and amazed onlookers at the San Diego Triathlon Challenge, a half-Ironman event on Sunday, Nov.
As outlined in its educational brief, there are two key elements of Mailblocks service that email marketers need to observe to help ensure legitimate commercial communications will reach the inboxes of Mailblocks customers -- and they will avoid getting challenged.
Unless they begin sending E-mail at high frequencies or E-mail with questionable language/images, safe senders may freely exchange messages across the service to all users without being challenged again, creating a more positive user experience by reducing the frequency of challenges to senders.
Our database should help litigators and general counsel easily visualize what types of financial expert testimony have been challenged, and take this information into consideration as they work with expert witnesses.