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  • as inharmful
  • as inruinous
  • as intumbledown
  • as indisarmament

synonyms for crippling

  • adverse
  • bad
  • catastrophic
  • damaging
  • destructive
  • detrimental
  • disadvantageous
  • disastrous
  • inimical
  • noxious
  • painful
  • pernicious
  • risky
  • ruinous
  • sinful
  • toxic
  • unhealthy
  • unsafe
  • baleful
  • baneful
  • calamitous
  • cataclysmic
  • consumptive
  • corroding
  • corrupting
  • deleterious
  • dire
  • evil
  • harassing
  • incendiary
  • internecine
  • malefic
  • malicious
  • malignant
  • menacing
  • mischievous
  • murderous
  • nocuous
  • pestiferous
  • pestilential
  • sinister
  • subversive
  • undermining
  • unwholesome
  • virulent
  • demilitarization
  • demobilization
  • conquest
  • de-escalation
  • disablement
  • disqualification
  • freeze
  • occupation
  • pacification
  • subjugation
  • arms limitation
  • arms reduction
  • neutralizing
  • paralyzing
  • rendering powerless
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antonyms for crippling

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  • advantageous
  • aiding
  • assisting
  • beneficial
  • favorable
  • fortunate
  • good
  • harmless
  • healthy
  • helpful
  • honest
  • kind
  • lucky
  • profitable
  • safe
  • upright
  • favorable
  • fortunate
  • harmless
  • healthful
  • helpful
  • kind
  • nice
  • trivial
  • unimportant
  • wholesome
  • advantageous
  • assisting
  • beneficial
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    How to use crippling in a sentence

    But the continual drafts had kept ever in advance of the receipts, draining the exchequer—crippling its faculties.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
    Hotham's very indifference and lethargy, while crippling his enterprise, increased his independence.
    THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
    I think I could wipe out a dishonor by crippling the other man, but I don't see how I could do it by letting him cripple me.
    MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
    Happy Jack, crippling painfully on the stones, fled fruitlessly after, still shouting threats.
    THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
    It consists in a sort of transitory crippling of those nerves that end in the walls of small arteries.
    CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGYHANS GROSS
    Or had the Throgs tried to blast the Terran ship in the upper atmosphere, crippling it, making this a forced landing?
    STORM OVER WARLOCKANDRE NORTON
    Unyielding obstinacy in discussion is deadening to conversation, and yet the extreme contrary is crippling.
    CONVERSATIONMARY GREER CONKLIN
    The nine is crippling along without you, but I tell you we miss you out there in center field.
    THE NEW BOYS AT OAKDALEMORGAN SCOTT
    In general what they want they get, without crippling effort.
    THE SYNDICC.M. KORNBLUTH
    The destruction is a great deal to me in crippling our adversary.
    CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, VOLUME 7 (OF 20)CHARLES SUMNER
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO CRIPPLING

    • arms limitation
    • arms reduction
    • conquest
    • crippling
    • de-escalation
    • demilitarization
    • demobilization
    • disablement
    • disqualification
    • freeze
    • neutralizing
    • occupation
    • pacification
    • paralyzing
    • rendering powerless
    • subjugation
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.