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adjective as in disabled, maimed

adjective as in damaged; not working

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The San Francisco 49ers, crippled by injuries and left further shorthanded by issues related to the coronavirus, bore little resemblance Thursday night to the team that won the NFC and reached the Super Bowl last season.

At the Thursday meeting, some school board members lamented the relative paucity of data on the actions of Alexandria SROs, which they said crippled their ability to make an informed decision on the program’s effectiveness.

He will also have to get the country back on a competitive footing with China, a rapidly rising tech superpower that now has the added advantage of not being crippled by covid-19.

Guerrero told VOSD she believes a lawsuit by the coalition would be crippled by Measure C backers’ failure to take legal action before the March election or in the 60 days after the city clerk certified the election.

You may remember 2017’s destructive NotPetya cyberattack, the repeated shutdowns of portions of the Ukrainian power grid, or the web server-crippling assault on the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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He received a series of shots that left him so crippled that he walked bent over “like an old man.”

She revealed the demeaning discrimination that nearly crippled the souls of black folks in Mississippi.

He posed with blind children in Greece and crippled children in Italy and orphans in England.

They were poorly organized and crippled by corrupt and ineffective leadership.

He is not lingering in illness, or crippled, or handicapped.

To-morrow—a crippled veteran, and after that a pensioner drifting fast into a garrulous dotage.

If this crippled ship had been full of troops instead of hay they would equally have let her slip through their fingers.

In a word, the monster was crippled in its infancy, and has never as yet recovered from the stroke.

Clip braced his crippled machine up alongside the Comet and dropped down beside his chum.

Nonplussed, Matt came to a halt and waited for Clip to come up with him, wheeling his crippled one-cylinder.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crippled, such as: disabled, impaired, incapacitated, debilitated, limited, and maimed.

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