disability, disablement, handicap, impairment(noun)
the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
"reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap(verb)
something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
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
disable, invalid, incapacitate, handicap(verb)
"He was disabled in a car accident"
attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant
handicap, hinder, hamper(verb)
put at a disadvantage
"The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
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How to use handicap in a sentence?
'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.
This idea that Donald Trump is a great golfer - he's not, he's good. He's a 72-year-old man who's a 10 handicap. That's pretty good. But why isn't that good enough?
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.
I think it's fair to say we have a small aerodynamic handicap, but we'll have just as good kit in Tokyo. At the worlds we will be not quite as impressive as what we do in another five months time.
It was outside the chain of command which was the biggest handicap for the coup plotters, they had an insufficient portfolio of resources. They were grossly under-equipped to achieve their strategic objectives ... There was definitely quite a degree of incompetence compared to how coups were done here in the past.
Translations for handicap
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- Vorsprung, BehinderungGerman
- minusvalía, discapacidadSpanish
- tasoituskilpailu, haitta, tasoitus, vammaFinnish
- forgjöf, fötlunIcelandic
- fory, upośledzeniePolish
- гандикап, фора, увечье, недостатокRussian
- özür, engelTurkish
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