Disabled vs Impotent - What's the difference?

disabled | impotent |


As adjectives the difference between disabled and impotent

is that disabled is made incapable of use or action while impotent is lacking physical strength or vigor; weak.

As a noun disabled

is one who is disabled (often used collectively as the disabled , but sometimes also singular).

As a verb disabled

is (disable).

disabled

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Made incapable of use or action.
  • Having a disability, especially physical.
  • (legal) Legally disqualified.
  • Synonyms

    * incapacitated * invalid

    Antonyms

    * enabled

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who is disabled (often used collectively as the disabled , but sometimes also singular).
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (disable)
  • impotent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Lacking physical strength or vigor; weak.
  • Lacking in power, as to act effectively; helpless
  • * Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent (Freeman J. Dyson).
  • Incapable of sexual intercourse, often because of an inability to achieve or sustain an erection.
  • (of a male) Sterile.
  • (obsolete) Lacking self-restraint.
  • * Dryden
  • Impotent of tongue, her silence broke.

    Synonyms

    * (lacking strength) feeble, puny, weak * (lacking power) helpless, powerless * (incapable of sexual intercourse) * (lacking self-restraint) incontinent

    Antonyms

    * potent