Is there an opposite of "gifted" as a verb? For example when it's used such as "you are gifted with high intelligence". How would you say "you are (insert word) with poor reasoning skills".

  • I imagine you'd say handicapped. – Dan Bron Aug 23 '15 at 11:33
  • I could imagine using ungifted to describe the opposite of gifted, but possibly not alongside "with poor reasoning skills." – Robusto Aug 23 '15 at 11:45
  • @DanBron yes that would work pretty well. Thank you. – RTIII Aug 23 '15 at 12:05
  • "Challenged" is the most PC antonym of "gifted". – Hot Licks Aug 23 '15 at 12:45
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    Gifted is not a verb. Gifted is an adjective. And its opposite is ungifted if you mean one thing by "opposite", or slow if you mean a different thing. – John Lawler Aug 23 '15 at 13:13

We often use the opposite of "blessed" in that context:

You were cursed with poor reasoning skills.

She was cursed with her mother's sense of humor.

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