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Synonyms for impediment
ɪmˈpɛd ə məntim·ped·i·ment

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Wiktionary

  1. impedimentnoun

    Synonyms:
    obstacle, hindrance, obstruction

  2. impedimentnoun

    A hindrance; that which impedes or hinders progress.

    Synonyms:
    obstruction, obstacle, hindrance

  3. impedimentnoun

    Baggage, especially that of an army; impedimenta

    Synonyms:
    obstruction, hindrance, obstacle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impediment

    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, encumbrance, hindrance, obstacle, obstruction

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impediment

    Synonyms:
    hindrance, obstacle, obstruction, stumbling block

    Antonyms:
    aid, aidance, help, assistance, succor, support, furtherance, coadjuvancy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicapnoun

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

    Synonyms:
    hitch, verification, impedimenta, stoppage, hindrance, disability, halt, chip, tab, handicap, arrest, tick, check-out procedure, confirmation, impairment, check mark, rafter, obstruction, baulk, checkout, hinderance, curb, chit, stop, disablement, cheque, obstructer, substantiation, stay, obstructor, deterrent, encumbrance, balk, preventive, incumbrance, bank check, preventative, interference, assay, bridle, check

  2. obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentanoun

    any structure that makes progress difficult

    Synonyms:
    obstructor, baulk, obstructionist, deterrent, impedimenta, obstruction, handicap, balk, check, blockage, thwarter, hinderance, hindrance, resister, obstructer, obstacle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impedimentnoun

    Synonyms:
    hinderance, obstruction, obstacle, check, bar, difficulty, stumbling-block

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. impedimentnoun

    Synonyms:
    obstacle, barrier, obstruction, stumblingblock

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How to use impediment in a sentence?

  1. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau:

    Lord open for me my chest, ease my task for me and remove the impediment from my speech.

  2. Paige Austin:

    We definitely observed that issues with the portal were an impediment to finalizing release and referrals.

  3. Benjamin Brown:

    If buyer brokers were able to do this job for the same percentage as they did 20 years ago, and the internet has made their jobs a lot easier, and real estate values have appreciated, here is an artificial impediment to competition.

  4. Tedros Adhanom:

    Insecurity has become a major impediment to ensuring that we can access, engage with and serve the communities we wish to serve in Ebola control.

  5. Kellyanne Conway:

    You violated my challenge, which is to try to form a sentence, let alone a paragraph, and not mention Donald Trump. Nobody seems capable of doing it. It seems like it's a physiological impediment for the world, what's necessary is for people to understand -- in front of everybody but especially in front of 13 - and 14-year-old girls -- that Kellyanne Conway need to control Kellyanne Conway temper, control Kellyanne Conway. Kellyanne Conway need to get over the damn 2016 election and do that because chances are -- the big chances and I believe -- that this man will be re-elected.


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