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paralysis

249 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[pəɹˈaləsˌɪs], [pəɹˈaləsˌɪs], [p_ə_ɹ_ˈa_l_ə_s_ˌɪ_s]
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Synonyms for Paralysis:

inertness (noun)

apathy, catatonia, coma, dormancy, hibernation, idleness, immobility, inactivity, inanimation, inertness, insensibility, languor, lethargy, lifelessness, listlessness, motionlessness, passivity, reposefulness, sluggishness, stagnancy, stillness.

Other synonyms and related words:

Fainting, Icterus, Incapacitation, Rheum, abscess, accessible, ague, akinesia, anaemia, anaesthesia, anemia, ankylosis, anoxia, apnea, apoplexy, arrest, asphyxiation, asthma, at a halt, ataxia, atrophy, backache, bleeding, blennorhea, break, breakdown, cachexia, cachexy, catalepsy, cataplexy, cessation, challenged, check, chill, chills, colic, collapse, constipation, consumption, contemplation, contemplative life, convulsion, coughing, crippled, cyanosis, deaden, debility, decay, decline, deflect, delicacy, deliquium, depression, deterioration, diarrhea, diplegia, disability, disable, disabled, disablement, disarm, discouragement, disease, disqualify, dizziness, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, dropsy, dullness, dumb, dysentery, dysfunction, dyspepsia, dyspnea, edema, emaciation, emasculation, embarrass, enervation, ensnare, exhaustion, fatigue, feeble, feebleness, fever, fibrillation, flux, frail, frustration, gird, growth, handicap, helpless, helplessness, hemiplegia, hemorrhage, high blood pressure, hydrops, hypertension, hypotension, immobilise, immobilize, impede, impotent, inaction, inanition, incapacitate, indigestion, indolence, inertia, infantile paralysis, inflammation, inhibition, insomnia, interruption, invalidation, itching, jaundice, labored breathing, laissez faire, laissez-aller, laissez-faireism, lassitude, loss of health, low blood pressure, lug, lumbago, maim, make a pause, marasmus, meditation, motor paralysis, muffle, nasal discharge, nausea, necrosis, nervous exhaustion, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness, noninvolvement, nonparticipation, nonresistance, nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, numbness, obstruct, obstruction, obstupefaction, obtuseness, occlude, orchiotomy, orchotomy, pacifism, pain, palsies, palsy, paraesthesia, paralyse, paralyzation, paralyze, paraplegia, paresis, passive resistance, passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, petrify, physical insensibility, policy, polio, poliomyelitis, powerless, prevention, procrastination, proscription, prostration, pruritus, quell, quiescence, quietism, rash, retardation, sabotage, sclerosis, seizure, sensory paralysis, shock, sideration, skin eruption, sleep, sneezing, sore, spasm, stagnation, stalemate, standpattism, standstill, stasis, stoppage, stroke, stupefaction, stupor, suspend, suspended animation, suspension, syncope, tabes, tachycardia, torpidity, torpor, trance, trauma, tumor, tumour, upset stomach, vegetable state, vegetation, vegetative state, vertigo, vita contemplativa, vomiting, waiting game, wasting, watching and waiting, weakness, weariness.

Quotes for Paralysis:

  1. Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day. Edward Albert.
  2. He suffered from paralysis by analysis. Harold S. Geneen.
  3. Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis more than it is about winning. Joyce Carol Oates.
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