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Synonyms for impediment
ɪmˈpɛd ə mənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap(noun)

    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, impedimenta(noun)

    any structure that makes progress difficult

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

Wiktionary

  1. impediment(noun)

    Synonyms:
    obstacle, hindrance, obstruction

  2. impediment(noun)

    A hindrance; that which impedes or hinders progress.

    Synonyms:
    obstruction, obstacle, hindrance

  3. impediment(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impediment(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. impediment(n)

    Synonyms:
    obstacle, barrier, obstruction, stumblingblock

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How to use impediment in a sentence?

  1. Dennis Moss:

    If this was an Adolf Hitler Highway, or if this was in our community, a Fidel Castro Highway, [ the money ] wouldn't even be a consideration as it relates to changing the signs, so let's not allow that to be an impediment and let's do what's right.

  2. Paige Austin:

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

  3. Vincent Canby, The New York Times, November 11, 1984:

    America, meaning mostly the United States, is not an easy concept to comprehend. It may be appropriate that it was discovered by a Genoese sailor, in the service of the Spanish crown, looking for some place else and that, for the next half-century, it was treated as a geological impediment to be gotten through or around in order to reach some far more profitable other side.

  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. Tim Morrison:

    The security situation remains tenuous and it is the position of the US government, there is no disagreement, that the security of our staff, the safety of our staff, the security of our personnel is our highest priority, we are looking at every option available to us to provide assistance, technical expertise to the region, but the security situation is a significant impediment.

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