Need another word that means the same as “invalid”? Find 15 synonyms and 30 related words for “invalid” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Invalid” are: shut-in, sick person, case, sufferer, victim, disable, handicap, incapacitate, indispose, hospitalize, put out of action, lay up, cripple, paralyse, put on the sick list
Invalid as a Noun
Definitions of "Invalid" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “invalid” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A person made weak or disabled by illness or injury.
- Someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury.
Synonyms of "Invalid" as a noun (5 Words)
|case||A set of facts or arguments supporting one side in a legal case.|
The burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase.
|shut-in||Someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury.|
|sick person||People who are sick.|
|sufferer||A person who experiences or is subjected to something bad or unpleasant.|
Sufferers of poverty.
|victim||A living creature killed as a religious sacrifice.|
Sacrificial victims for the ritual festivals.
Usage Examples of "Invalid" as a noun
- She spent the rest of her life as an invalid.
- Her invalid husband.
Invalid as a Verb
Definitions of "Invalid" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “invalid” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Remove (someone) from active service in the armed forces because of injury or illness.
- Force to retire, remove from active duty, as of firemen.
- Injure permanently.
- Disable (someone) by injury or illness.
Synonyms of "Invalid" as a verb (10 Words)
|disable||Make unable to perform a certain action.|
He was disabled in a car accident.
|handicap||Attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant.|
Lack of funding has handicapped the development of research.
|hospitalize||Admit into a hospital.|
Mother had to be hospitalized because her blood pressure was too high.
He was incapacitated by a heart attack.
Not to get one s sleep indisposes one for the whole day.
|lay up||Put in a horizontal position.|
|paralyse||Make powerless and unable to function.|
The regional capital was paralysed by a general strike.
|put on the sick list||Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events.|
|put out of action||Make an investment.|
Usage Examples of "Invalid" as a verb
- An officer invalided by a chest wound.
- He was badly wounded and invalided out of the infantry.
Associations of "Invalid" (30 Words)
|absurd||An absurd state of affairs.|
The incidents that followed bordered on the absurd.
|antique||Search or shop for antiques.|
Bookshelves with an antique finish.
|dated||Marked with a date.|
A dated expression.
|disqualify||Declare (someone) ineligible for an office, activity, or competition because of an offence or infringement.|
A heart murmur disqualified him for military service.
|expired||Having come to an end or become void after passage of a period of time.|
An expired passport.
|futilely||In a futile and unproductive manner.|
|illogical||Lacking sense or clear, sound reasoning.|
An illogical fear of the supernatural.
|improper||Not appropriate for a purpose or occasion.|
|inappropriate||Not suitable or proper in the circumstances.|
Inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach.
|incompetent||An incompetent person.|
The filming was hopeless incompetent.
|incongruity||The quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate.|
The incongruity of his fleshy face and skinny body disturbed her.
|incongruous||Lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness.|
A joke that was incongruous with polite conversation.
|indefensible||Not able to be protected against attack.|
This behaviour is morally indefensible.
|ineffective||Not producing an intended effect.|
A weak and ineffective president.
An ineligible pass receiver.
|inexcusable||Too bad to be justified or tolerated.|
Matt s behaviour was inexcusable.
|inoperative||Not working or taking effect.|
The Act may be rendered inoperative.
|irrational||An irrational number or quantity a surd.|
|null||Combine a signal with another in order to create a null cancel out.|
The tumour can be more readily identified by nulling the high signal from bone marrow.
|obsolete||Cause a product or idea to become obsolete by replacing it with something new.|
The phrase was obsolete after 1625.
|passe||Out of fashion.|
|unbecoming||(of behaviour) not fitting or appropriate; unseemly.|
Language unbecoming to a lady.
|unfit||Make unfit or unsuitable.|
An unfit parent.
|unjustifiable||Incapable of being justified or explained.|
An unjustifiable restriction on their freedom.
|unsound||Physically unsound or diseased.|
An unsound limb.
|unsuitable||Not fitting or appropriate.|
The movie is unsuitable for children.
|untenable||(of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified.|
This argument is clearly untenable.
|useless||Having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully.|
We tried to pacify him but it was useless.
|vain||Having no likelihood of fulfilment; empty.|
Their flattery made him vain.