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Synonyms for encumbrance
ɛnˈkʌm brənsen·cum·brance

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. encumbrance

    Difficulty makes an undertaking otherwise than easy. That which rests upon one as a burden is an encumbrance. An impediment is primarily something that checks the foot or in any way makes advance slow or difficult; an obstacle is something that stands across the way, an obstruction something that is built or placed across the way. An obstruction is always an obstacle, but an obstacle may not always be properly termed an obstruction; boxes and bales placed on the sidewalk are obstructions to travel; an ice-floe is an obstacle to navigation, and may become an obstruction if it closes an inlet or channel. A hindrance (kindred with hind, behind) is anything that makes one come behind or short of his purpose. An impediment may be either what one finds in his way or what he carries with him; impedimenta was the Latin name for the baggage of a soldier or of an army. The tendency is to view an impediment as something constant or, at least for a time, continuous; as, an impediment in one's speech. A difficulty or a hindrance may be either within one or without; a speaker may find difficulty in expressing himself, or difficulty in holding the attention of restless children. An encumbrance is always what one carries with him; an obstacle or an obstruction is always without. To a marching soldier the steepness of a mountain path is a difficulty, loose stones are impediments, a fence is an obstruction, a cliff or a boulder across the way is an obstacle; a knapsack is an encumbrance.

    Synonyms:
    bar, barrier, clog, difficulty, hindrance, impediment, obstacle, obstruction

    Antonyms:
    advantage, aid, assistance, benefit, help, relief, succor

Princeton's WordNet

  1. burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onusnoun

    an onerous or difficult concern

    "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"

    Synonyms:
    preventive, lading, incumbrance, preventative, interference, payload, core, consignment, freight, lode, hitch, onus, gist, effect, burden, loading, hinderance, cargo, essence, load, shipment, hindrance, warhead

  2. encumbrance, incumbrancenoun

    a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)

    Synonyms:
    interference, hitch, onus, hinderance, burden, incumbrance, hindrance, preventive, preventative, load

  3. hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interferencenoun

    any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

    Synonyms:
    hitch, birth control device, enlistment, stoppage, hindrance, prophylactic device, halt, interference, handicap, arrest, impediment, duty tour, disturbance, load, rub, tour of duty, baulk, term of enlistment, hobble, tour, hinderance, intervention, stop, prophylactic, onus, limp, stay, hang-up, deterrent, contraceptive device, balk, contraceptive, preventive, incumbrance, noise, preventative, snag, burden, check

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. encumbrancenoun

    Synonyms:
    [Written also Incumbrance.] load, clog, impediment, hinderance, dead weight, drag weight

  2. encumbrancenoun

    Synonyms:
    debt, claim, liability

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "encumbrance":

    commitment, commitments, encumbrances, compromise

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Translations for encumbrance

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  • عبءArabic
  • бреме, ипотека, товарBulgarian
  • Belastung, Schuldenlast, Verschuldung, dingliche Belastung, GrundstückslastGerman
  • rasite, taakkaFinnish
  • hūnuku, whakararuMāori
  • obciążeniePolish
  • ipotek, yük, engel, sorumluluk, mesuliyet, borçTurkish

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