Definition of subnormality in English:



  • See subnormal

    • ‘These children exhibited significant problems of scholastic underachievement, without any evidence of mental subnormality, learning difficulty or any behavioural or emotional disorder.’
    • ‘The drink does not supervene over his underlying subnormality.’
    • ‘They leave you with the impression of deep rural subnormality and Special Needs classes.’
    • ‘They rely on an outdated definition of mental subnormality.’
    • ‘It was repeated in Egan, although in that case the abnormality of mind was mental impairment or subnormality which, as an ‘arrested or retarded state of mind’, was a permanent condition not related to D's powers of control.’