Synonyms and Antonyms of hamstrung
not producing the desired result
- Several hamstrung attempts to reorganize the local parent-teacher association were made.
abortive, bootless, fruitless, futile, nonproductive, pointless, profitless, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, worthless
unable to act or achieve one's purpose
- Hamstrung by recent congressional limitations on executive power, the president can do little in this situation.
incapable, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inept, unfit, useless
feeble, frail, infirm, passive, spineless, supine, unaggressive
able, capable, competent, effective, efficient
authoritarian, autocratic (also autocratical), despotic, dictatorial, magisterial, tyrannical (also tyrannic)
dominant, dynamic, energetic, forceful, robust, sturdy, tough, vigorous