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, affliction
offensive physical abnormality, mental abnormality, defect, impairment

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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