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synonyms for encumbering

  • overburden
  • block
  • charge
  • clog
  • cramp
  • discommode
  • embarrass
  • hamper
  • handicap
  • hinder
  • hog-tie
  • impede
  • incommode
  • inconvenience
  • lade
  • load
  • obstruct
  • oppress
  • overload
  • retard
  • saddle
  • tax
  • trammel
  • weight
  • hang up
  • hold up
  • make difficult
  • saddle with
  • slow down
  • weigh down
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antonyms for encumbering

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  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • benefit
  • boost
  • clear
  • encourage
  • exonerate
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • free
  • further
  • gladden
  • help
  • let go
  • make happy
  • open
  • permit
  • please
  • promote
  • push
  • release
  • support
  • unblock
  • unburden
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How to use encumbering in a sentence

How infinitely better such books than pamphlets on political economy, for example, now encumbering the whole land!
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION,VARIOUS
When, therefore, the encumbering folds of the blanket descended, it was too late to resist.
THE BACKWOODSMENCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
He seemed to have shed his blundering, encumbering personality, and come to life as a disembodied intelligence.
TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTSEDITH WHARTON
All non-combatants and refugees should go to the rear and be discouraged from encumbering us.
THE SOUL OF JOHN BROWNSTEPHEN GRAHAM
Were he but free from these encumbering robes; were he but a man like the poet or the Chevalier!
THE GREY CLOAKHAROLD MACGRATH
In the latter case, as they had no encumbering blankets, it would have gone ill without a roaring camp-fire.
NED IN THE BLOCK-HOUSEEDWARD S. ELLIS
This supports the heavy mass of growth without encumbering the upper blooming part.
WOOD AND GARDENGERTRUDE JEKYLL
With a nimbleness quite foreign to my natural habits I detached the encumbering chute and jumped and danced upon the sward.
GREENER THAN YOU THINKWARD MOORE
Mr. Darling and his encumbering steed reached Raggedy Cove about an hour after sunset.
THE HARBOR MASTERTHEODORE GOODRIDGE ROBERTS
If she missed a word it was sure to be the wrong one to miss—one necessary to, instead of encumbering the meaning.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, VOLUME 1, NO. 2, JULY, 1850.VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ENCUMBERING

  • burdening
  • charging
  • cramming
  • cumbering
  • encumbering
  • filling
  • lading
  • packing
  • priming
  • readying
  • storing
  • busy
  • busybody
  • chiseling
  • curious
  • encumbering
  • hindering
  • impeding
  • impertinent
  • intermeddling
  • interrupting
  • intruding
  • intrusive
  • kibitzing
  • meddling
  • mischievous
  • nosy
  • obstructive
  • officious
  • prying
  • pushy
  • snooping
  • snoopy
  • troublesome
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