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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, gameadjective

    disabled in the feet or legs

    "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"


  1. crippledadjective

    Having a less than fully functional limb, or injuries which prevent full mobility.

    1848 "A crippled man, twenty years older than you, whom you will have to wait on?" Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, Chapter 17.

  2. crippledadjective

    Having any difficulty or impediment which can be likened to a crippling injury.

    1893 The Percy Driscoll estate was in such a crippled shape when its owner died that it could pay only sixty percent of its great indebtedness, and was settled at that rate. Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson.


  1. Crippled

    Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People is a 2019 book by Frances Ryan about disability in the United Kingdom under the 2010s austerity programme. It explores the effects of welfare cuts, local council cuts, social care cuts, increased taxes for disabled people and means testing for remaining welfare provisions. Between research about the prevalence of each issue, Ryan interviews disabled people affected by the issue. She finds people who have died from having financial support withdrawn, people who cannot afford food, heating or prescriptions, and people unable to wash or get dressed due to removal of social care. Ryan researches into disabled people who live in inaccessible housing, who cannot afford visits to the hospital, who cannot leave violent partners for financial reasons and who rely on young children to look after them. Ryan is a journalist for The Guardian and a wheelchair user herself. In Crippled—her first book, published by Verso—she aimed to let disabled people report their own situations, cover past successes of disability rights activism, and show that hardship faced by disabled people in the UK is the result of political decisions. The book received a nomination for a Bread and Roses Award. It was received positively by critics, who praised its message, the importance of its subject matter, and Ryan's research. The fictional short film Hen Night, released by BBC iPlayer on 2 September 2021, was inspired by the book and created by Ryan and Vici Wreford-Sinnott. It features a young disabled trainee teacher during the COVID-19 pandemic as the government withdraws her support.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crippled

    of Cripple

  2. Crippledadjective

    lamed; lame; disabled; impeded

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crippled in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crippled in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of crippled in a Sentence

  1. Garo Paylan:

    Hrant was cut down trying to shed a light on the genocide, making the lie unsustainable ... People saw that until this 100-year-old wound heals, Turkey will be crippled.

  2. Nadia Gul:

    We have fears in our minds and in our hearts, but we will not lose courage, our aim, the aim of all the polio workers, is that we end this scourge in our country, so that no child, God forbid, is crippled.

  3. Aurangzeb Khan:

    There are many children who were disfigured, or crippled, who need continuous long-term treatment. And above all, they need psychological rehabilitation.

  4. Sarosh Zaiwalla:

    Sanctions have crippled Iran's oil production, halving oil exports and severely limiting new development projects. The prospect of them being lifted is creating great excitement ... as foreign trade and investment will allow Iran to make huge efficiencies and drive down the cost of production.

  5. Yuval Ben-Itzhak:

    There were several waves of these samples, usually four times per year. This crippled-sample generation lasted for about four years. The last wave was received at the beginning of the year 2013.

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