Definition of Handicap:

  1. A condition that markedly restricts a persons ability to function physically, mentally, or socially.

  2. A circumstance that makes progress or success difficult.

  3. Disability or disadvantage that severally limits (but does not prevent) the successful performance of a task or achievement of an objective.

  4. A disadvantage imposed on a superior competitor in sports such as golf, horse racing, and competitive sailing in order to make the chances more equal.

  5. Act as an impediment to.

Synonyms of Handicap

Hamper, Impede, Hinder, Impair, Disadvantage, Put at a disadvantage, Hamstring, Curtail, Disability, Affliction, Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Abnormality, Acute disease, Affection, Affliction, Ailment, Allergic disease, Allergy, Allowance, Atrophy, Bacterial disease, Bale, Bar, Barrier, Bear hard upon, Birth defect, Blight, Block, Bulge, Burden, Burdening, Burthen, Cardiovascular disease, Cargo, Charge, Charging, Chase, Check, Chronic disease, Circulatory disease, Complaint, Complication, Condition, Congenital defect, Constraint, Cramp, Cripple, Cross, Cumber, Cumbrance, Curb, Damage, Deadweight, Deadwood, Defect, Deficiency disease, Deformity, Degenerative disease, Detriment, Difficulty, Disability, Disable, Disadvantage, Disease, Disorder, Distemper, Drag, Drawback, Edge, Embarrass, Embarrassment, Encumber, Encumbrance, Endemic, Endemic disease, Endocrine disease, Enmesh, Ensnarl, Entangle, Entoil, Entrammel, Entrap, Entwine, Epidemic disease, Fetter, Flat race, Freight, Functional disease, Fungus disease, Gastrointestinal disease, Genetic disease, Hamper, Hamstring, Handicap race, Harm, Harness race, Head start, Hereditary disease, Hinder, Hindrance, Hobble, Horse race, Hurdle race, Hurt, Iatrogenic disease, Illness, Impairment, Impede, Impediment, Impedimenta, Imposition, Inconvenience, Incubus, Incumbency, Indisposition, Infectious disease, Infirmity, Injury, Involve, Lade, Lading, Lame, Liability, Lime, Limit, Limitation, Load, Loading, Loss, Loss of ground, Lumber, Malady, Malaise, Millstone, Mischief, Morbidity, Morbus, Muscular disease, Net, Neurological disease, Nutritional disease, Obstacle, Occupational disease, Odds, Onus, Oppress, Oppression, Organic disease, Overburden, Overhand, Overload, Overtax, Overtaxing, Overweight, Overweighting, Pack, Pandemic disease, Pathological condition, Pathology, Penalize, Penalty, Plant disease, Plate race, Prejudice, Press down, Press hard upon, Pressure, Protozoan disease, Psychosomatic disease, Punish, Purse race, Quarter-horse race, Respiratory disease, Rest hard upon, Restrain, Restraint, Restrict, Restriction, Rockiness, Saddle, Saddle with, Saddling, Secondary disease, Seediness, Shackle, Sickishness, Sickness, Signs, Snarl, Stake, Stake race, Start, Steeplechase, Step backward, Stumbling block, Superincumbency, Surcharge, Sweep, Sweepstake, Sweepstakes, Symptomatology, Symptomology, Symptoms, Syndrome, Tangle, Tax, Taxing, The pip, Toil, Trammel, Trotting race, Trouble, Urogenital disease, Vantage, Virus disease, Wasting disease, Weigh down, Weigh heavy on, Weigh on, Weigh upon, Weight, White elephant, Worm disease, Impediment, Hindrance, Obstacle, Barrier, Bar, Encumbrance

How to use Handicap in a sentence?

  1. Lack of funding has handicapped the development of research.
  2. A criminal conviction is a handicap and a label that may stick forever.
  3. Battling against painful odds to remain in the game the little genius still plays off a scratch handicap hoping to comeback to competitive golf.

Meaning of Handicap & Handicap Definition