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noun as in tax

noun as in weight

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Access to credit can be a great thing, but it can also become a deadweight around your neck.

All those presents that no one wants represent huge deadweight loss.

Similarly, consider Joel Waldfogel's AER article "The Deadweight Loss of Christmas" (which he later adapted into Scroogenomics).

After all, excessive holiday spending results in what economists refer to a “deadweight loss.”

Yet the power (so defined as horse-power) required to raise a deadweight of 20 lbs.

On the completion of these he was asked by his owner to take command of a barque of about 600 tons deadweight.

It was the sudden release of both the keel and deadweight of the projectile that had caused R19 to shoot up to the surface.

The remainder were freighters, averaging about 5,000 deadweight tons each.

In all his movements Bering was hampered by this academical deadweight.


On this page you'll find 296 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deadweight, such as: anxiety, concern, difficulty, duty, hardship, and load.

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