Synonyms of handicap in English:

handicap


See definition of handicap

noun

1‘this legislation is a handicap to the competitiveness of the industry’

SYNONYMS

impediment, hindrance, obstacle, barrier, bar, encumbrance

disadvantage, drawback, stumbling block, difficulty, shortcoming, obstruction, limitation, constraint, straitjacket, restriction, check, block, curb

ball and chain, albatross, millstone round someone's neck

literary trammel

ANTONYMS

benefit, advantage

2‘he was born with a significant visual handicap’

SYNONYMS

disability, physical abnormality, mental abnormality, defect, impairment, affliction, disadvantage, deficiency


verb

1‘delivery of services has been handicapped by inadequate investment’

SYNONYMS

hamper, impede, hinder, impair, disadvantage, put at a disadvantage, hamstring, curtail

restrict, check, obstruct, block, curb, bridle, hold back, constrain, limit, encumber

informal stymie

North American informal bork

literary trammel

ANTONYMS

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