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Synonyms for impairment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. damage, harm, impairment(noun)

    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, impairment(noun)

    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, impairment(noun)

    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. impairment(noun)

    damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality

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

  5. stultification, constipation, impairment, deadening(noun)

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

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

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. mischeif

    to hurt someone

    harming something or someone

    Submitted by anonymous on January 26, 2020  

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How to say impairment in sign language?

  1. impairment

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How to use impairment in a sentence?

  1. Alzheimers Association saysWith many doctors:

    Mild cognitive impairment is often harder to pick up than dementia because it's often much more subtle.

  2. James Hedlund:

    Drug impairment is a complicated topic, drugs can affect people in different ways. Some things make you super excited, and some things slow you down.

  3. 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.

  4. Brian Primack:

    There are many things that have been shown to improve outcomes such as quality of life among people with memory impairment – these include having plenty of social experiences in person with others and engaging in regular physical activity, it would be a shame to push 3D gaming to the point of inadvertently negatively impacting these evidence-based treatments.

  5. Scott Dixon:

    Ultimately it's just very quiet. I can hear my radio for a change. Normally I can't hear that. So that's kind of nice, but yeah, there's actually a lot less load on the helmet, too, so visually there's been really no impairment.


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