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  • noundisadvantage
  • nounadvantage
  • verbgive disadvantage

synonyms for handicap

  • affliction
  • barrier
  • burden
  • disability
  • drawback
  • hindrance
  • impairment
  • impediment
  • obstacle
  • shortcoming
  • stumbling block
  • baggage
  • block
  • detriment
  • encumbrance
  • injury
  • limitation
  • load
  • millstone
  • restriction
  • hangup
  • psychological baggage
See also synonyms for: handicapped / handicapping
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antonyms for handicap

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  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • help
  • relief
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • freedom
  • release
  • disadvantage
  • drawback
  • impairment
  • limitation
  • restriction
  • shortcoming
  • trump card
  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • help
  • permit
  • promote
  • support
  • benefit
  • further
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How to use handicap in a sentence

Faced with that handicap, even with good writing and performances, it’s hard for a movie to be anything but a bummer.
WAHLBERG WALKS FOR REDEMPTION IN DISAPPOINTING ‘JOE BELL’JOHN PAUL KINGJULY 22, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
If the horses hold true to form, this one won’t be tough to handicap.
ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY ARRIVES AT WOOD MEMORIAL, SANTA ANITA DERBY AND BLUE GRASS STAKESNEIL GREENBERGAPRIL 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Floor plates will extend from the center to the outside perimeter in various configurations, offering what looks to be a warren of green zones and sitting areas, as well as handicap access to the exterior of the building.
THE HELIX IS A DISTRACTION. AMAZON’S NEW HEADQUARTERS WILL CHANGE MORE THAN JUST ITS ARLINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD.PHILIP KENNICOTTFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
That could prove a severe handicap as the president-elect’s team prepares to take office amid a slew of threats from digital adversaries, including Russia, China and Iran.
GEORGIA ANNOUNCES HAND AUDITFELICIA SONMEZ, COLBY ITKOWITZ, JOHN WAGNER, DEREK HAWKINSNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Dwayne’s at a little bit of a handicap because he’s only been in the system a year, where Kyle’s been in it for three.
DWAYNE HASKINS REMAINS WASHINGTON’S THIRD-STRING QB, BUT RON RIVERA HASN’T GIVEN UP ON HIMNICKI JHABVALANOVEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
An absence of ducats, coupled with the necessity of getting my handicap down to ten, has prevented my speaking ere this.
FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
We have laboured under a terrible handicap owing to an almost fatal departure from the Swadeshi spirit.
THIRD CLASS IN INDIAN RAILWAYSMAHATMA GANDHI
The event of the season was the handicap race for the Cup given by the Queen, which took place on August 10.
YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
He might yet accomplish big things although he was under a terrific handicap—and he might not.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
It is a great handicap having no one to look after things down there.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
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WORDS RELATED TO HANDICAP

  • chink in the armor
  • damaging weakness
  • defect
  • failing
  • flaw
  • foible
  • frailty
  • handicap
  • heel of Achilles
  • susceptibility
  • tender spot
  • vulnerability
  • weak link
  • weak spot
  • weakness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.