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adjective as in burdened

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adjective as in laden

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It is damn hard to transfer a coffee cup from one hand into an encumbered other hand all while walking down the stairs.

By contrast, the resume of Janet Yellen is less encumbered by such potential conflicts.

I know that I felt like my four children and I encumbered others, and I often felt terrible about it.

They went together, picking their way across muddy streets and sidewalks encumbered with the cheap display of small tradesmen.

The rest were cut down with swords: my men were prepared, they were not, and were heavily encumbered.

Meanwhile, the boxes still encumbered the passage, while within the studio the same heaped-up disorder must have prevailed.

As for the gentleman at the door he was encumbered with his hurt companion, who fell across his knees as he rushed at the burglar.

He had not encumbered himself with a crude wife from the countryside, but had married a woman with important connections.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to encumbered, such as: laden, loaded, and taxed.

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