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Synonyms for impairɪmˈpɛər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impair(verb)

    make worse or less effective

    Synonyms:
    mar, deflower, spoil, vitiate

  2. mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate(verb)

    make imperfect

    Synonyms:
    pamper, frustrate, debase, scotch, botch, bilk, baby, itch, bungle, muck up, impair, mishandle, bumble, deflower, demoralise, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, screw up, pervert, demoralize, fumble, flub, rape, thwart, ruin, ball up, subvert, featherbed, bollocks up, plunder, bollocks, baffle, mess up, despoil, vitiate, invalidate, louse up, mar, indulge, spoil, muff, violate, mutilate, void, deprave, cocker, misdirect, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bobble, profane, coddle, bollix up, debauch, cosset, bollix, corrupt, bodge

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impair

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, deteriorate, harm, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

    Antonyms:
    advance, ameliorate, amend, better, cleanse, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, rectify, reform, repair

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impair(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deteriorate, injure, vitiate, make worse

  2. impair(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lessen, diminish, decrease, make less

  3. impair(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    weaken, enfeeble, enervate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

undermine, affect, harm, jeopardize, hinder, hamper, impede, prejudice, damage, alter, weaken, infringe


Translations for impair

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • beeinträchtigen, verschlechtern, schädigen, schmälern, beschädigen, schwächen, vermindernGerman
  • deteriorar, empeorar, descomponerSpanish
  • haitata, heikentääFinnish
  • affaiblir, abîmer, détériorerFrench
  • domajarIdo
  • beschadigen, verzwakken, verslechterenDutch
  • piorar, empiorar, prejudicar, enfraquecer, diminuirPortuguese
  • ослаблятьRussian
  • kötüleştirmek, sınırlamak, azaltmak, zarar vermek, zayıflatmakTurkish

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