What is another word for encumbrance?

Pronunciation: [ɛnkˈʌmbɹəns] (IPA)

Encumbrance is a word that refers to something that creates obstacles or difficulties. There are many synonyms for this word, such as hindrance, burden, impediment, obstacle or obstruction. Each of these words has a slightly different meaning but all describe an obstruction to progress or movement. Some other synonyms for encumbrance are difficulty, inconvenience, limitation, restraint, or snag. These words all describe something getting in the way of achieving a goal, whether that goal is physical, emotional, or intellectual. Knowing different synonyms for the word encumbrance can help you write more clearly and communicate your ideas more effectively.

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What are the hypernyms for Encumbrance?

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What are the opposite words for encumbrance?

Encumbrance is a word that denotes a burden, obstruction, or hindrance that can cause difficulty or inconvenience. In contrast, the antonyms for encumbrance include words like easiness, simplicity, agility, flexibility, and mobility that signify the relief, comfort, and ease of movement. Other antonyms for encumbrance include words like pleasure, convenience, aid, benefit, and advantage that denote a positive or helpful aspect. Using antonyms of encumbrance, we can talk about how we can remove obstacles and make life easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable. Antonyms of encumbrance bring out positive emotions and make us feel liberated from the restrictions that can hinder us.

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Usage examples for Encumbrance

It was a useful instrument, not an encumbrance.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century"
Leslie Stephen
Even if it should appear that success in this world is not always won by virtue, the fact should be recognised, though we should get rid of the conclusion that virtue, when an encumbrance to success, should be discarded.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century"
Leslie Stephen
Even with this encumbrance, Mr. Dennison's will would have left me wealthy, but for the terrible civil war which has broken over us.
"Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life"
Ann S. Stephens

Famous quotes with Encumbrance

  • In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.
    Thomas de Quincey
  • I would like to have been present, if I could have my choice of all moments in music history, when Stokowski suddenly became conscious of his beautiful hands. That must have been a moment. Like stout Cortez [sic] on a peak in Darien (I know it was Balboa) he saw before him a limitless expanse, a whole uncharted sea that might be subjected to his influence, free from the encumbrance of a baton.
    Oscar Levant
  • My body seems a mere encumbrance to me; an imbecillic wagon, hitched to the horse of desire, which is the soul.
    Robert E. Howard
  • In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.
    Thomas De Quincey

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