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impaired

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of impaired

  1. 1 being under the influence of alcohol <driving while impaired is against the law> Synonyms besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, drunk, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tiddly [chiefly British], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang]Related Words maudlin; beery; befuddled, bleary-eyed, crapulous, dopey (also dopy), rocky, strung out, stupefied; debauched, dissipated, dissolute; alcoholic, bibulous, dipsomaniacalNear Antonyms abstemious, abstinent, dry, temperate, teetotal; clearheaded, cool, level, steadyAntonyms sober, straight

  2. 2 deprived of the power to perform one or more natural bodily activities <special devices for sight-impaired visitors> Synonyms challenged, differently abled, exceptional, disabled, incapacitatedRelated Words special-needs; halt, lame, paralyzed, quadriplegic; immobile, immobilized; ailing, diseased, ill, sick, unfit, unhealthy, unsound, unwell; blind, deaf, hard of hearing, muteNear Antonyms bouncing, chipper, fit, hale, healthy, hearty, robust, sound, well, whole, wholesomeAntonyms able-bodied, abled, nondisabled, unimpaired





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