from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Inoperative: a disabled vehicle.
- adj. Impaired, as in physical functioning: a disabled veteran; disabled children.
- n. Physically impaired people considered as a group: the physically disabled.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Made incapable of use or action.
- adj. Having a disability, especially physical.
- adj. Legally disqualified.
- n. Those who are disabled, regarded collectively or as a social group.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of disable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. injured so as to be unable to function.
- adj. unable to function at normal capacity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness
- n. people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
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Though Sir Philip may dislike the term "disabled", many identify strongly with it and believe it is helpful.
That refusing to use the term disabled to describe conjoined twins is akin to refusing to call a black person black.
To others, it makes sense considering how broad the term disabled is and the laws in place for awarding disability pensions.
Kballweb, why do people use the term disabled instead of handicapped?
But maybe Sarah Palin thinks mistreating non-whites, religious minorities, and the disabled is an okay thing to do.
"Caring for the disabled is a sign of social progress, and is an important part of building a harmonious society," China's top legislator Wu Bangguo said of the amendment.
Sir Philip thinks the word "disabled" has negative connotations Sir Philip Craven, the president of the International Paralympic Committee, refuses to use the "D-word", and believes the 2012 London games will help to consign it to history.
The fact that the daughter was disabled is largely irrelevant to the fact that the family was hounded to death.
Washington's rate of awarding lifetime pensions for workers it deems permanently disabled is also the highest in the nation.
Maybe you think homophobia, anti-Semitic stereotypes, and making fun of the disabled is just hilarious, but I find it offensive.