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hamstrung

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of hamstrung

  1. 1 not producing the desired result several hamstrung attempts to reorganize the local parent-teacher association were made Synonyms of hamstrung counterproductive, feckless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inefficient, inexpedientWords Related to hamstrung abortive, bootless, fruitless, futile, nonproductive, pointless, profitless, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, worthlessNear Antonyms of hamstrung availing, beneficial, helpful, productive, profitable, successful, useful, worthwhileAntonyms of hamstrung effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, expedient, operant, ultraefficient

  2. 2 unable to act or achieve one's purpose hamstrung by recent congressional limitations on executive power, the president can do little in this situation Synonyms of hamstrung powerless, handcuffed, helpless, high and dry, hog-tied, impotent, impuissant, paralyzed, weakWords Related to hamstrung incapable, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inept, unfit, useless; feeble, frail, infirm, passive, spineless, supine, unaggressiveNear Antonyms of hamstrung able, capable, competent, effective, efficient; authoritarian, autocratic (also autocratical), despotic, dictatorial, magisterial, tyrannical (also tyrannic); dominant, dynamic, energetic, forceful, robust, sturdy, tough, vigorous; important, major, significant; high-level, senior, topAntonyms of hamstrung mighty, potent, powerful, puissant, strong



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