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adjective as in physically strong and capable

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Able-bodied people rarely notice the barriers that riddle the world which keep the disabled from participating in society.

More than half of able-bodied SNAP recipients work in the year in which they receive benefits.

Ultimately, that included Andrea, Milton, Merle, and all but one of the adult, able-bodied residents of Woodbury.

The labor force participation rate (the percentage of able-bodied adults in the workforce) fell as well.

I hated that as an able-bodied male, I was expected to go out for football, basketball, and track.

It is followed by forty-four pages of argument and illustration relating exclusively to the able-bodied wage-earner.

The wonder is that between sword and halter there was any able-bodied man left in Munster.

As in the Report itself, no definition is given in the Act of what was meant by "able-bodied persons."

We can find no explanation of, or reason for, the entire absence of any provision for independent women who were able-bodied.

The outdoor relief sanctioned for able-bodied men was strictly limited to persons who were not in employment for hire.


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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to able-bodied, such as: strapping, firm, fit, hale, hardy, and healthy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.