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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disabled, handicappedadjective

    people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped

    "technology to help the elderly and the disabled"

  2. disabled, handicappedadjective

    incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness


  1. Handicappedadjective

    suffering from a handicap (in senses 4 or 5); disabled; at a disadvantage.


  1. handicappedadjective

    Having a handicap.

  2. handicappedadjective

    Limited by an impediment of some kind.


  1. handicapped

    Disability is the experience of any condition that makes it more difficult for a person to do certain activities or have equitable access within a given society. Disabilities may be cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, sensory, or a combination of multiple factors. Disabilities can be present from birth or can be acquired during a person's lifetime. Historically, disabilities have only been recognized based on a narrow set of criteria—however, disabilities are not binary and can be present in unique characteristics depending on the individual. A disability may be readily visible, or invisible in nature.


  1. handicapped

    Handicapped refers to individuals having a condition that significantly restricts their ability to function physically, mentally, or socially. This could involve impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. The term is often used in relation to people with disabilities, though some prefer to use other terms due to the negative or limiting connotations associated with the word "handicapped."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Handicapped

    of Handicap

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'handicapped' in Adjectives Frequency: #1018

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handicapped in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handicapped in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of handicapped in a Sentence

  1. Hubert Humphrey:

    It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.

  2. William Yeomans:

    It's going to be a mess for the Department of Justice, i know they will do their best, but they really are handicapped by the loss of preclearance.

  3. Jaclyn Rothenberg:

    As the woman waving to a reporter (who I know) who wrote the story on a plane filled with other media, this isnt true. The mayor sat in row 13 and got off the plane in order. Its true that security in the last row got off first along with elderly and handicapped.

  4. Rob Rowen:

    I saw someone park and it was obvious they weren’t handicapped, there was no handicapped-parking sticker, it wasn’t a handicapped plate. And so I said to him you’re parked in the one handicapped space and you need to move your car.

  5. Elbert Hubbard:

    Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

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