handicapped - definition and synonyms

adjective old-fashioned 

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/ˈhændiˌkæpt/
  1. someone who is handicapped has a permanent injury, illness, or other problem that makes them unable to use their body or mind normally. This word is now considered offensive and it is more polite to say that someone is learning disabled, visually impaired, hearing impaired, or simply disabled.
    1. a.

      the handicapped

      [plural] people who are disabled. This is now considered offensive and it is more polite to say people with disabilities.