Synonyms for handicap

Synonyms for (noun) handicap

Synonyms: handicap

Definition: advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning

Similar words: vantage, advantage

Definition: the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

Usage: the experience gave him the advantage over me


Synonyms: check, balk, baulk, impediment, hinderance, hindrance, handicap, deterrent

Definition: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Similar words: difficulty

Definition: a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result

Usage: serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent


Synonyms: impairment, handicap, disability, disablement

Definition: the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness

Usage: reading disability; hearing impairment

Similar words: softness, unfitness

Definition: poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)

Synonyms for (verb) handicap

Synonyms: handicap, incapacitate, disable, invalid

Definition: injure permanently

Usage: He was disabled in a car accident

Similar words: wound, injure

Definition: cause injuries or bodily harm to


Synonyms: hinder, hamper, handicap

Definition: put at a disadvantage

Usage: The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements

Similar words: disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour

Definition: put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm

Usage: This rule clearly disadvantages me


Synonyms: handicap

Definition: attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant

Similar words: bias

Definition: influence in an unfair way

Usage: you are biasing my choice by telling me yours