Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cripple

2 senses of cripple

Sense 1
cripple, stultify -- (deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless; "This measure crippled our efforts"; "Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work")
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

Sense 2
cripple, lame -- (deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg; "The accident has crippled her for life")
       => maim -- (injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation; "people were maimed by the explosion")

Antonyms of adj crippling

1 sense of crippling

Sense 1
crippling, disabling, incapacitating -- (that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury")

INDIRECT (VIA unhealthful) -> healthful -- (conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance")

Similarity of adj crippling

1 sense of crippling

Sense 1
crippling, disabling, incapacitating -- (that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury")
       => unhealthful (vs. healthful) -- (detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint")

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