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adjective as in crippled

adjective as in disabled

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Consumers, hamstrung by low confidence and a weak recovery, are reluctant to spend and borrow.

Quinn has at times seemed hamstrung about how to address the issue of gender.

Hamstrung by the lower standards of the boom years, it reported that it was still coping with the overhang of the bubble.

But Netanyahu may be hamstrung by a lack of international support, reports Dan Ephron.

The book presents a nightmare: socialists have taken over, and they keep anyone the least bit creative hamstrung with regulations.

A wolf would have hamstrung his opponent and killed him at his leisure; but foxes rarely fight to the death.

This was done; he was hamstrung, and then set on a certain small island near the shore, called Sævarstad.

Wasn't it going to be nice to live in a world without punctured eardrums and hamstrung nerves?

For many minutes the bull stood motionless, his hamstrung quarter sinking lower and lower.

Paphnutius, besides, came limping on one leg, his left having been hamstrung.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hamstrung, such as: disabled, impaired, incapacitated, debilitated, limited, and maimed.

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