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Princeton's WordNet

  1. able, able-bodied(adj)

    having a strong healthy body

    "an able seaman"; "every able-bodied young man served in the army"

    capable, able


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. able-bodied(a)

    stalwart, brawny, robust, sturdy, strapping muscular

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  1. List of paraphrases for "able-bodied":

    job-ready, valid, sound, non-disabled, healthy, employable

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  1. Curtis Sliwa:

    [But]during the pandemic, the Department of Homeless Services has broken its own rules on sex offenders and where they are housed over and over again, within the past month, 700 single, able-bodied males and 100 females have been moved into three hotels overnight. These are not zero-tolerance shelters meaning they are not searched for drugs, paraphernaliaor alcohol, only for weapons.

  2. The FGA:

    The one caveat in this is that every state dollar spent on able-bodied adults in a Medicaid program is one less dollar that can be spent on other programs. This is essentially eating up tons of funds at the state level.

  3. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

    So we know that Freddie Gray was able bodied when Freddie Gray was in the van and we know that when Freddie Gray was finally taken out of the van, Freddie Gray was unresponsive, we know that Freddie Gray asked for medical attention. We know that medical attention was not immediately requested for Freddie Gray. We know that was a mistake.

  4. Keith Blase:

    Athletes that participate in our sport are just as tough and committed to the physicality of it as they are on the able-bodied side, there’s certainly a lot of mutual respect because many of these athletes look at each other and share the common bond of having that impairment, but it won’t stop somebody going in the corner with somebody and being physical.

  5. Rand Paul:

    We need to attach work to everything. I don't think any able-bodied person in America should get a penny unless they work. No handouts, no gifts, no welfare. Everything should have work.

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