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Synonyms for handicap
ˈhæn diˌkæp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disability, disablement, handicap, impairmentnoun

    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, balk, check, harm, deadening, deterioration, damage, hinderance, hindrance, disablement, impairment, stultification

  2. handicapnoun

    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, handicapverb

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

    Synonyms:
    hitch, verification, impedimenta, stoppage, hindrance, disability, halt, chip, tab, 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, handicapverb

    injure permanently

    "He was disabled in a car accident"

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

  5. handicapverb

    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, hamperverb

    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, hinder, obstruct, blockade, disable

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How to use handicap in a sentence?

  1. Lawrence Bixby:

    Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along, too.

  2. Philippe Bianchi:

    If he were to have severe handicaps, we are convinced that is not at all what Jules would want, we talked about it. He told us that if one day he had an accident like Michael Schumacher's, even if his only handicap was not being able to drive, he would have a lot of difficulty living with it. Because it was his life.

  3. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.

  4. Gordie Howe:

    You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time.

  5. Sharra Vostral:

    'Medical Considerations of WASPS' determined that menstruation was 'not a handicap to flying and there was no relationship to accidents,' some of the reports from the physician came back, tongue-in-cheek, saying this was the most interesting group of women he'd ever encountered because they weren't having their periods.

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