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Synonyms for disabilityˌdɪs əˈbɪl ɪ ti

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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"

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


  1. disability(noun)

    qualification, ability, capacity, competence, strength, potence, potential, competency

  2. disability(noun)

    State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.

    qualification, potential, potence, capacity, competency, competence, strength, ability

  3. disability(noun)

    Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency.

    strength, competence, potential, capacity, ability, potence, competency, qualification

  4. disability(noun)

    Regular payments received by a disabled person, usually from the state

    ability, qualification, competence, strength, potential, potence, capacity, competency

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disability(n.)


  2. disability(n.)

    inability, incapacity, incompetence, impotence, incapability

Translations for disability

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عجزArabic
  • неправоспособност, неспособност, недъгавостBulgarian
  • postiženíCzech
  • BehinderungGerman
  • incapacidad, discapacidadSpanish
  • pension d'invalidité, handicap, infirmité, invaliditéFrench
  • հաշմանդամությունArmenian
  • disabilitasIndonesian
  • 身体障害Japanese
  • неспособност, инвалидитетMacedonian
  • нетрудоспособность, неспособность, инвалидность, бессилие, неправоспособностьRussian
  • sakatlıkTurkish

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