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  • as inburden
  • as incharge
  • as inload
  • as inmillstone
  • as inonus
  • as intask
  • as intax
  • as inweight

synonyms for deadweight

  • anxiety
  • concern
  • difficulty
  • duty
  • hardship
  • load
  • onus
  • responsibility
  • strain
  • task
  • tax
  • trouble
  • worry
  • accountability
  • affliction
  • albatross
  • blame
  • care
  • charge
  • clog
  • encumbrance
  • grievance
  • hindrance
  • millstone
  • misfortune
  • mishap
  • obstruction
  • punishment
  • sorrow
  • trial
  • work
  • Herculean task
  • ball and chain
  • excess baggage
  • thorn in one's side
  • weary load
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antonyms for deadweight

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  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • calmness
  • contentment
  • ease
  • happiness
  • help
  • irresponsibility
  • peace
  • tranquility
  • encouragement
  • exculpation
  • exoneration
  • praise
  • promotion
  • relief
    • aid
    • blessing
    • disregard
    • happiness
    • help
    • irresponsibility
    • benefit
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    How to use deadweight in a sentence

    Yet the power (so defined as horse-power) required to raise a deadweight of 20 lbs.
    UNEXPLORED SPAINABEL CHAPMAN
    On the completion of these he was asked by his owner to take command of a barque of about 600 tons deadweight.
    THE SHELLBACK'S PROGRESSWALTER RUNCIMAN
    It was the sudden release of both the keel and deadweight of the projectile that had caused R19 to shoot up to the surface.
    A SUB AND A SUBMARINEPERCY F. WESTERMAN
    The remainder were freighters, averaging about 5,000 deadweight tons each.
    AREA HANDBOOK FOR ROMANIAEUGENE K. KEEFE, DONALD W. BERNIER, LYLE E. BRENNEMAN, WILLIAM GILOANE, JAMES M. MOORE, AND NEDA A. WALPOLE
    In all his movements Bering was hampered by this academical deadweight.
    VITUS BERING: THE DISCOVERER OF BERING STRAITPETER LAURIDSEN
    Blindly, I felt for the buttons on my dress, and buttoning I sank back in sleep again—the deadweight sleep of utter exhaustion.
    HUNGRY HEARTSANZIA YEZIERSKA
    In January she was loaded with 2,500 tons deadweight, and sailed for Rangoon.
    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 492, JUNE 6, 1885VARIOUS
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    capacitor

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