differently abled

differently abled
is a politically correct alternative for disabled. See political correctness.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • differently abled — adjective Date: 1981 disabled, challenged compare abled …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • differently abled — dif·fer·ent·ly abled dif ərnt lē ā bəld, dif (ə )rənt adj disabled, challenged …   Medical dictionary

  • differently abled — adjective Etymology: differently + disabled : handicapped 1 herein : challenged herein …   Useful english dictionary

  • differently abled — Meaning Handicapped or disabled. Origin This term was coined by the US Democratic National Committee in the early 1980s as a more acceptable term than handicapped (or in the UK disabled). The motivation seems to have been both a genuine attempt… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • differently abled — adjective euphemistic, chiefly N. Amer. disabled …   English new terms dictionary

  • Insight - ICT for the differently abled — Insight is a project jointly initiated by the Kerala State Information Technology Mission and SPACE (Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment) to bring the benefits of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to the… …   Wikipedia

  • abled — ā bəld adj capable of unimpaired function <the senior citizens, those less abled in some way (Richard Hair)> compare differently abled …   Medical dictionary

  • abled — ˈābəld adjective Etymology: back formation from disabled : capable of unimpaired function abled teachers the senior citizens, those less abled in some way Richard Hair compare differently abled herein …   Useful english dictionary

  • abled — adjective Date: 1981 capable of unimpaired function < the design is physically helpful for the less abled Royal Ford > compare differently abled …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • differently —    affected by a taboo condition    In a series of phrases such as differently abled, crippled or of low intelligence; differently advantaged, poor; differently weighted, obese:     It can only be a matter of time before the differently weighted… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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