Synonyms for paralysis

Grammar : Noun
Spell : puh-ral-uh-sis
Phonetic Transcription : pəˈræl ə sɪs

Top 10 synonyms for paralysis Other synonyms for the word paralysis

Définition of paralysis

Origin :
  • 1520s, from Latin paralysis, from Greek paralysis "paralysis, palsy," literally "loosening," from paralyein "disable, enfeeble," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + lyein "loosen, untie" (see lose).
  • Figurative use from 1813. Earlier form was paralysie (late 14c., see palsy). Old English equivalent was lyft adl (see left (adj.)) or crypelnes "crippleness."
  • As in inertia : noun disinclination to move; lifelessness
  • As in numbness : noun deadness
  • As in depression : noun economic decline
Example sentences :
  • One morning, as he was going downstairs, Orlando was stricken with paralysis.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • He was not wordy, and he tarried but a moment, yet he explained his paralysis.
  • Extract from : « The Cavalier » by George Washington Cable
  • Just as the bonds of paralysis had broken, he had lost consciousness.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 » by Various
  • One day, when they were at church, he died of a second attack of paralysis.
  • Extract from : « A Zola Dictionary » by J. G. Patterson
  • Captain Cy dropped her hand as if his own had been struck with paralysis.
  • Extract from : « Cy Whittaker's Place » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I didn't know but you'd been struck by walkin' paralysis or somethin'.
  • Extract from : « Galusha the Magnificent » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The doctor says it's a paralysis or appleplexy or somethin'.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of Roscoe Paine » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He has had a stroke of paralysis, and there seem to be other complications.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Eri » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • And it seemed to him that a sort of paralysis had fallen on their wits.
  • Extract from : « The Lion's Skin » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Then, and not till then, did the paralysis of horror loose its grip on the human.
  • Extract from : « The Planetoid of Peril » by Paul Ernst

Antonyms for paralysis

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