able-bodied


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • adj

Synonyms for able-bodied

Synonyms for able-bodied

Synonyms for able-bodied

having a strong healthy body

Synonyms

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
The study found that despite those with disabilities representing nearly 20 per cent of the country's population, about 95 per cent of characters with disabilities on television are played by able-bodied actors.
The inclusion debate most recently focused on Markus Rehm and his bid to be allowed to compete with able-bodied athletes.
Results of the questionnaire revealed that young people with cerebral palsy rated their overall quality of life as comparable to that of their able-bodied peers.
The Trapshoot Circuit offers disabled shooters the chance to compete against able-bodied participants.
Hynd, a Paralympic champion at the 2008 Beijing Games, said: "Sessions like the one in Swansea are a great way to show disabled and able-bodied children they can enjoy swimming together, whatever their aspirations.
It was amazing for me to be chosen for the able-bodied team.
Undergoes tests in Germany to ensure that his 'blades' do not give him an advantage over able-bodied athletes.
Then, last fall and earlier this year, Pistorius posted two Olympic-level times in the 400 meters, missed a third such time by less than a quarter of a second, and won a medal competing against able-bodied athletes in the African Championships.
In all our events - whether mountain climbing, biking, white water rafting or many other sports - we include both disabled and able-bodied participants.
According to scientists, Pistorius burns about the same amount of energy and has the same endurance at top speeds as able-bodied runners.
This September, in the 2011 world championships, Oscar Pistorius became the first amputee sprinter to compete--and win a medal--against able-bodied runners.
Pistorius is on track to qualify for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics after he became the first Paralympian to win an able-bodied World Championship medal last week.
But for the past 24 years the gutsy student has been defying the odds to take part in challenges most able-bodied people would never dream of attempting.
What started as a sporting idea for disabled people quickly became popular with able-bodied people too, and for the first time disabled people can play with or against able-bodied people on an equal level.
Yet their efforts to win gold are arguably more Herculean than those of their able-bodied counterparts; if we're talking sporting heroes then they win the title hands down.