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And with that great hope and excitement comes crippling, embarrassing disappointment.

In return, Cuban rhetoric wholeheartedly blamed the United States for crippling their economy.

Moreover, the crippling restrictions resulted in the North partially shutting down weapons programs for lack of funds.

Depressing is really what Cuba has become—repression, bureaucracy, and crippling poverty.

Infomania, they say, is more subtly crippling than physical hoarding.

But the continual drafts had kept ever in advance of the receipts, draining the exchequer—crippling its faculties.

Hotham's very indifference and lethargy, while crippling his enterprise, increased his independence.

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.

Happy Jack, crippling painfully on the stones, fled fruitlessly after, still shouting threats.

It consists in a sort of transitory crippling of those nerves that end in the walls of small arteries.

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On this page you'll find 160 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crippling, such as: adverse, bad, catastrophic, damaging, destructive, and detrimental.

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