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Synonyms for cripple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cripple(verb)

    someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back

  2. cripple, stultify(verb)

    deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless

    cripple, stultify, lame

  3. cripple, lame(verb)

    deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

    cripple, stultify, lame


  1. cripple(noun)

    disabled person

  2. cripple(noun)


    disabled person

  3. cripple(noun)

    to damage seriously; to destroy

    disabled person

  4. cripple(verb)

    to release a product (especially a computer program) with reduced functionality, in some cases, making the item essentially worthless.

    disabled person

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cripple(n.)

    lame person

  2. cripple(v. a.)

    lame, make lame

  3. cripple(v. a.)

    disable, weaken, impair the strength of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

paralyse, infirm, paralyze, gimp

Translations for cripple

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • инвалид, хром, осакатявам, сакат, сломявамBulgarian
  • mrzákCzech
  • Krüppel, verkrüppelnGerman
  • lisiadoSpanish
  • invalidi, tuhota, vammauttaa, vammainen, rampauttaa, rampaFinnish
  • estropié, estropierFrench
  • 不具にするJapanese
  • krøplingNorwegian
  • kaleki, kaleka, okaleczyćPolish
  • aleijadoPortuguese
  • инвалидка, искалечить, калека, инвалид, калечитьRussian
  • funkis, funktionshindrad, handikappad, invalid, krymplingSwedish
  • sakatTurkish

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