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handicap

noun

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1 a feature of someone or something that creates difficulty for achieving success
  • her natural shyness was not a handicap when she played chess

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2 something that makes movement or progress difficult
  • her uncomfortable shoes became a handicap on the walking tour of the city, as she often had to sit and rest her sore feet

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handicap

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of handicap (Entry 2 of 2)

to create difficulty for the work or activity of
  • the baseball player's small size did not handicap him in the least

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The first known use of handicap was in 1751

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“Handicap.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/handicap. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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