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Synonyms for handicapˈhæn diˌkæp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disability, disablement, handicap, impairment(noun)

    the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness

    "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"

    Synonyms:
    impediment, constipation, baulk, deterrent, disability, handicap, balk, check, harm, deadening, deterioration, damage, hinderance, hindrance, disablement, impairment, stultification

  2. handicap(noun)

    advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning

    Synonyms:
    impediment, hinderance, balk, disability, baulk, deterrent, hindrance, impairment, check, disablement

  3. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap(verb)

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

    Synonyms:
    hitch, verification, impedimenta, stoppage, hindrance, disability, halt, chip, tab, handicap, arrest, tick, check-out procedure, confirmation, impairment, check mark, impediment, rafter, obstruction, baulk, checkout, hinderance, curb, chit, stop, disablement, cheque, obstructer, substantiation, stay, obstructor, deterrent, encumbrance, balk, preventive, incumbrance, bank check, preventative, interference, assay, bridle, check

  4. disable, invalid, incapacitate, handicap(verb)

    injure permanently

    "He was disabled in a car accident"

    Synonyms:
    incapacitate, handicap, disable, disenable, hamper, invalid, hinder

  5. handicap(verb)

    attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant

    Synonyms:
    disable, hinder, incapacitate, hamper, invalid

  6. handicap, hinder, hamper(verb)

    put at a disadvantage

    "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"

    Synonyms:
    impede, block, invalid, cramp, embarrass, stymy, stymie, incapacitate, hamper, strangle, halter, handicap, hinder, obstruct, blockade, disable

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List of paraphrases:

disability, disadvantage, disabilities, obstacle, impediment, impairment, drawback


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