differently abled

adjective

Definition of differently abled

: disabled 1a, challenged — compare abled

Examples of differently abled in a Sentence

  1. won a gold metal in the Paralympics, an international Olympic competition for the differently abled

First Known Use of differently abled

1980

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differently abled

adjective dif·fer·ent·ly abled \ ˈdif-ərnt-lē-ˈā-bəld, ˈdif-(ə-)rənt- \

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