Share this entry


Synonyms of handicap in English:


  • 1 a visual handicap
    disability, physical abnormality, mental abnormality, defect, impairment, affliction, deficiency, dysfunction
  • 2 a handicap to the competitiveness of the industry
    disadvantage, drawback, stumbling block, difficulty, shortcoming, limitation;
    ball and chain, albatross, millstone (around someone's neck), burden, liability
    [Antonyms] benefit, advantage
  • verb

    Back to top  
  • 1 lack of funding handicapped the research
    [Antonyms] help, advance
  • Definition of handicap in:

    Share this entry


    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources