Translation of "handicap" - English-French dictionary


noun countablehandicap /ˈhændiˌkæp/
oldFashioned a permanent physical or mental disability
handicap masculine

a physical/mental handicap
un handicap physique/mental
a disadvantage
handicap masculine

Being older should not be seen as a handicap.
Le fait d'être plus âgé ne devrait pas être perçu comme un handicap.

(Translation of “handicap” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /ˈhӕndikӕp/

something that makes doing something more difficult

The loss of a finger would be a handicap for a pianist.

(in a race, competition etc) a disadvantage of some sort (eg having to run a greater distance in a race) given to the best competitors so that others have a better chance of winning.


a race, competition etc in which this happens.


(a form of) physical or mental disability

children with physical handicaps.
handicapped adjective

He is physically handicapped and cannot walk
a handicapped child.

(Translation of “handicap” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)