What is another word for handicap?

1243 synonyms found


[ hˈandɪkˌap], [ hˈandɪkˌap], [ h_ˈa_n_d_ɪ_k_ˌa_p]

The word 'handicap' often carries negative connotations and therefore there are various synonyms that can be used instead. Disability, impairment, limitation, challenge, and hindrance are a few of the synonyms for 'handicap'. Disability and impairment can be used in the context of physical or mental conditions that limit one's ability to carry out certain tasks. Limitation and challenge, on the other hand, convey the idea of restricting factors that may make a task difficult, but not impossible to achieve. Hindrance is another alternative to 'handicap', implying a barrier or obstacle that inhibits progress or achievement. Using more neutral and compassionate language can help to promote acceptance, understanding and equality.

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What is a handicap?

According to the dictionary, "a disability or disadvantage that limits someone's ability to do something." This definition could easily be expanded to encompass social, economic, and other issues that can impact those with handicaps. In fact, "handicap" is often used as a umbrella term to refer to a variety of issues and challenges, whether real or perceived.

Throughout history, there have been those who have felt that those with handicaps should not have the same opportunities as everyone else.

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