1. paralysis

noun. ['pɝˈæləsəs, pɝˈælɪsɪs'] loss of the ability to move a body part.


  • quadriplegia
  • paraplegia
  • akinesis
  • monoplegia
  • akinesia
  • cystoplegia
  • Erb's palsy
  • paresis
  • unilateral paralysis
  • Erb-Duchenne paralysis
  • ophthalmoplegia
  • dysfunction
  • palsy
  • alalia
  • diplegia
  • disfunction
  • cystoparalysis


  • paralysis (Latin)
  • παράλυσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Paralysis

  • psychoanalysis
  • dialysis
  • analysis

How do you pronounce paralysis?

Pronounce paralysis as pərˈælɪsɪs.

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Sentences with paralysis

1. Noun, singular or mass
Sea pea pods contain an acid that can cause paralysis.

Quotes about paralysis

1. Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.
- Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

2. They say philosophers and wise men are indifferent. Wrong. Indifference is a paralysis of the soul, a premature death.
- Anton Chekhov, Selected Stories

3. When she fucked up all those years ago, just a little girl terrified into paralysis, she fell onto the enigma of herself.
- John Green