Sometimes Offensive. physically or mentally disabled.
of or designed for handicapped people: handicapped parking.
Often Offensive. disabled persons collectively.
- mul·ti·hand·i·capped, adjective
- non·hand·i·capped, adjective
- un·hand·i·capped, adjective
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How to use handicapped in a sentence
I spent four years in a prison where each handicapped convict was issued an underpaid inmate assistant.
Franco plays Benjy, the mentally handicapped—and eventually, castrated—member of the Compson clan.James Franco and Scott Haze on 'The Sound and the Fury' and Gawker 'Outing' Them As A 'Couple' | Marlow Stern | September 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He is not lingering in illness, or crippled, or handicapped.
We lost a million individuals in that war…and another million were handicapped.
Saenz set an orange plastic sled at the top of a handicapped access ramp.Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Mourner’s Playground | Michael Daly | February 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
My work has been greatly handicapped of late by lack of certain books to which I wanted to refer.First Plays | A. A. Milne
But poor Lancing was seriously handicapped by the fact that he had a woman for his antagonist.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
Thus, special assistance may be given for starting in trade persons handicapped by their infirmities.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
He was handicapped by the fact that he did not quite dare to put all his back and shoulders into the preliminary shove.The Boy Grew Older | Heywood Broun
But as for getting tangible help from the Creator of a body handicapped by nerves like his!Red Pepper Burns | Grace S. Richmond
British Dictionary definitions for handicapped
psychol denoting a person whose social behaviour or emotional reactions are in some way impaired
(of a competitor) assigned a handicap
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