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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

    "This measure crippled our efforts"; "Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work"

    Synonyms:
    stultify, lame

  3. cripple, lame(verb)

    deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

    "The accident has crippled her for life"

    Synonyms:
    stultify, lame

Wiktionary

  1. cripple(noun)

    Synonyms:
    disabled person

  2. cripple(noun)

    Crippled.

    The car bomb crippled five passers-by.

    Synonyms:
    disabled person

  3. cripple(noun)

    to damage seriously; to destroy

    My ambitions were crippled by a lack of money.

    Synonyms:
    disabled person

  4. cripple(verb)

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

    The word processor was released in a crippled demonstration version that did not allow you to save.

    Synonyms:
    disabled person

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cripple

    Synonyms:
    weaken, impair, curtail, cramp, disable

    Antonyms:
    strengthen, renovate, augment, liberate, free, ease, enlarge, expedite

Editors Contribution

  1. disabled person

    a person with special needs.

    special needs.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  
  2. nerf

    the term in gaming ones, as slang, to make it weaker or worse

    there is a nerf to the skills in-game.

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cripple(n.)

    Synonyms:
    lame person

  2. cripple(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lame, make lame

  3. cripple(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disable, weaken, impair the strength of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cripple(v)

    Synonyms:
    maim, lame, disable, hough, hamstring

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    paralyse, infirm, paralyze, gimp

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How to use cripple in a sentence?

  1. Philip Hammond:

    Cyber weapons provide the tantalising possibility of being able to cripple the enemy without inflicting lasting damage on them

  2. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you need to injure someone, do it in such a way that you do not have to fear their vengeance.

  3. Roi Carthy:

    Since Apple controls what appears in the App Store, it could try to push developers to clean up the ad formats, to make them lighter or smaller, but Apple will not cripple ads in apps - they have an interest in maintaining the ecosystem where the bread and butter is monetization via third-party ad platforms.

  4. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

    Stop blaming others for what you have or don’t have, or for what you feel or don’t feel. When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility and perpetuate the problem. Stop giving your power away and start taking responsibility for your life. Blaming is just another sorry excuse, and making excuses is the first step towards failure; you and only you are responsible for your life choices and decisions. The negativity you bleed out towards others will gradually cripple your own happiness. When you truly feel comfortable with your own imperfections, you won’t feel threatened or offended by the imperfections you see in other people. So stop worrying about the flaws you see in everyone else, and focus on yourself. Let the constant growth and improvement in.your own life.keep you so busy that you have no time left to criticize others.

  5. Mike Pence:

    Turkey risks expulsion from the joint F-35 program, which will harm not just Turkey's defense capacity, but it may cripple many of the Turkish component manufacturers that supply that program, they're part of the supply chain, it's not a small economic decision for them in that regard.


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