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Synonyms for handicap
ˈhæn diˌkæphand·i·cap

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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. Tim Malloy:

    Hillary Clinton's numbers on honesty and trust may border on abysmal but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the GOP front runner, is still battling a name recognition handicap, do Colorado voters trust Hillary? No, they do not. Do they think she cares about their needs? No, they do not.

  2. Dave Perkins:

    We did have some concerns that (Theranos) could pick away at some profitable business in a way that would not be helpful to either of those companies' long-term growth profiles, it certainly hasn't hurt their stock prices that this hard-to-perfectly-handicap risk has become less of one.

  3. 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.

  4. Temple Grandin:

    There is no black and white dividing line between mild autistic traits and having a label of autism, and geeks and nerds in Silicon Valley, mild autism can provide some intellectual advantages and severe autism is a great handicap.

  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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