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Synonyms for impairment
im·pair·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impairment

    Injury (Latin in, not, and jus, juris, right, law) signifies primarily something done contrary to law or right; hence, something contrary to some standard of right or good; whatever reduces the value, utility, beauty, or desirableness of anything is an injury to that thing; of persons, whatever is so done as to operate adversely to one in his person, rights, property, or reputation is an injury; the word is especially used of whatever mars the integrity of the body or causes pain; as, when rescued from the wreck his injuries were found to be very slight. Injury is the general term including all the rest. Damage (Latin damnum, loss) is that which occasions loss to the possessor; hence, any impairment of value, often with the suggestion of fault on the part of the one causing it; damage reduces value, utility, or beauty; detriment (Latin deterere, to rub or wear away) is similar in meaning, but far milder. Detriment may affect value only; damage always affects real worth or utility; as a rule, the slightest use of an article by a purchaser operates to its detriment if again offered for sale, tho the article may have received not the slightest damage. Damage is partial; loss is properly absolute as far as it is predicated at all; the loss of a ship implies that it is gone beyond recovery; the loss of the rudder is a damage to the ship; but since the loss of a part still leaves a part, we may speak of a partial or a total loss. Evil commonly suggests suffering or sin, or both; as, the evils of poverty, the social evil. Harm is closely synonymous with injury; it may apply to body, mind, or estate, but always affects real worth, while injury may concern only estimated value. A hurt is an injury that causes pain, physical or mental; a slight hurt may be no real harm. Mischief is disarrangement, trouble, or harm usually caused by some voluntary agent, with or without injurious intent; a child's thoughtless sport may do great mischief; wrong is harm done with evil intent. An outrage combines insult and injury. Compare synonyms for BLEMISH; CRIMINAL; INJUSTICE.

    Synonyms:
    blemish, damage, detriment, disadvantage, evil, harm, hurt, injury, injustice, loss, mischief, outrage, prejudice, wrong

    Antonyms:
    advantage, amelioration, benefit, blessing, boon, help, improvement, remedy, service, utility

    Preposition:
    The injury of the cause; an injury to the structure; injury by fire; by or from collision, interference, etc.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. damage, harm, impairmentnoun

    the occurrence of a change for the worse

    Synonyms:
    equipment casualty, hurt, scathe, terms, price, legal injury, injury, disability, handicap, constipation, damage, wrong, harm, deadening, deterioration, disablement, trauma, stultification

  2. deterioration, impairmentnoun

    a symptom of reduced quality or strength

    Synonyms:
    constipation, stultification, worsening, harm, disablement, disability, declension, handicap, deadening, damage, deterioration, decline in quality

  3. 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, handicap, balk, check, harm, deadening, deterioration, damage, hinderance, hindrance, disablement, stultification

  4. impairmentnoun

    damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality

    Synonyms:
    constipation, stultification, harm, disability, deadening, handicap, damage, deterioration, disablement

  5. stultification, constipation, impairment, deadeningnoun

    the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)

    Synonyms:
    constipation, harm, stultification, deadening, disablement, irregularity, handicap, damage, befooling, disability, deterioration

Editors Contribution

  1. mischeif

    to hurt someone

    harming something or someone

    Submitted by anonymous on January 26, 2020  

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How to use impairment in a sentence?

  1. Wayne Hall:

    People who used occasionally in their 20s and discontinue as most cannabis users do, are at low risk of developing any cognitive impairment, but cannabis is a drug, and like all drugs, it can harm users when used in particular ways.

  2. Rudy Tanzi:

    There was an apparently beneficial effect on immediate word recall in those with mild cognitive impairment, this preliminary but promising finding warrants more exploration of the use of bioelectronic approaches for disorders like Alzheimer's disease.

  3. Kristin Graziano:

    Today, I made the decision to terminate the two detention deputies involved in this case, i must weigh the interest of public safety for the community against any incident that creates even the perception of an impairment to the operation of the Detention Center for the safety of all residents, staff and our Community.

  4. Russ Martin:

    Right now, we don’t have a nationally agreed upon way to test drivers for drug impairment similar to a breathalyzer or blood test for alcohol.

  5. Richard Peters:

    He seemed quite clear and lucid, whereas this may seem like very irrational behavior, he didnt appear to me to be facing any challenges or mental impairment, other than holding fairly extreme views.


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