Impediment synonyms

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Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
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Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
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Something that restrains, blocks, or suppresses.
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Something that mars the appearance, character, structure, etc.; defect or failing
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An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race (other contest of skill) to the competitor possessing disadvantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success.
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An obstruction in speech
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(Law) an interest, right, burden, or liability attached to a title of land, such as a lien or mortgage.
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An instance of stuttering.
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A usually temporary structure set up to restrict or control the movement of people or conveyances:
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A thing that prevents passage or approach; obstruction, as a fence, wall, etc.
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A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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(Anatomy) A saclike cavity or tube open only at one end.
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An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal. An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal.
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Something that causes damage, harm, or loss:
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Anything that prevents or lessens full satisfaction; shortcoming
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The state of being embarrassed:
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A sudden, brief gust of wind, often with rain or snow; squall
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A device used to connect one thing to another:
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(Sports) A light portable barrier over which competitors must leap in certain races.
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An unwholesome condition:
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(Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
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A dead or partly dead tree that is still standing.
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An obstacle; a block which may cause the person encountering it to stumble.
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Something that restricts activity, expression, or progress; a restraint.
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Someone who obstructs, agent noun of obstruct
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Objects, such as provisions or baggage, that impede or encumber.
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Archaic spelling of hindrance.
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A retaliatory means of discouraging enemy attack:
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(Sports) An incomplete or misleading motion, especially an illegal move made by a baseball pitcher.
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Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
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A thing that blocks the way or prevents entrance, departure, or further movement; specif., sandbar
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A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
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(Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
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The condition or quality of being difficult:
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The act or process of delaying or impeding.
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A pause or halt of some activity.
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A restricting or being restricted
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A limiting or restricting condition; restriction
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A device or other means of restraining movement:
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An obstruction.
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(Proper) In the U.S., the period (1920-1933) of prohibition by federal law
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Something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
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Anything that restrains freedom of expression or action
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The state of having such a condition.
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Damage or loss, especially to reputation or finances; detriment:
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The interval of time between two events.
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Something that impedes
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A situation in which all road traffic is stationary or very slow.
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Any restraint
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A series of closely linked or connected things:
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Something that connects or unites; a link:
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Something dragged over the ground to leave a trail of scent
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Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
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The share of work allocated to or required of a person, machine, group, or organization.
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(Idiomatic) Alternative spelling of stumbling block.
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A seasoning made of ground spices and herbs, applied to the surface of meat, fish, or vegetables before cooking.
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Something that blocks or obstructs a road.
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The act of stopping forcibly and robbing
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Alternative capitalization of Catch-22
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A situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain because of a set of inherently contradictory rules or conditions:
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An involuntary, spasmodic muscle contraction causing severe pain.
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Any point at which movement or progress is slowed up because much must be funneled through it
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A traffic jam in which no vehicular movement is possible, especially one caused by the blockage of key intersections within a grid of streets.
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Something that impedes
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Official forms and routines
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Something that impedes
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A person who got men by force or trickery to serve as sailors or soldiers
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A cunningly worded provision put into a law, legal document, etc. to make it different from what it seems to be
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Any speech disorder
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Any conspicuous speech imperfection, or variation from accepted speech patterns, caused either by a physical defect in the speech organs or by a mental disorder, as aphasia, stuttering, etc.
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The act or an instance of stuttering
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Act, instance, or habit of stammering
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The act of one who stammers.
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One of the first high-level programming languages, designed to handle complex data structures. It is widely used in artificial intelligence research.
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That which is spoken in a lisp.
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Pronunciation of other sounds, typically r, as l.
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An obstruction in speech
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An obstruction in speech
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A cleft from front to back along the middle of the palate, or roof, of the mouth, caused by the failure of the two parts of the palate to join in prenatal development
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Total or partial loss of the power to use or understand words, usually caused by brain disease or injury
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Impairment of speech and verbal comprehension, especially when associated with brain injury.
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Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
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A gallery, deck, or loft crossing from one side of a building to the other.
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Synonym Study

  • Barrier applies to any apparently insurmountable obstacle that prevents progress or access or keeps separate and apart cultural differences are often a barrier to understanding
  • Obstacle is used of anything that literally or figuratively stands in the way of one's progress her father's opposition remained their only obstacle
  • Hindrance applies to anything that thwarts progress by holding back or delaying lack of supplies is the greatest hindrance to my experiment
  • Obstruction refers to anything that blocks progress or some activity as if by stopping up a passage your interference is an obstruction of justice
  • Impediment applies to anything that delays or retards progress by interfering with normal action a speech impediment
Find another word for impediment. In this page you can discover 96 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for impediment, like: obstacle, hindrance, inhibition, fault, handicap, speech defect, encumbrance, stuttering, barricade, barrier and check.