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So I would say it’s potentially a significant encumbrance to doing business.

From Time

Often, those restrictions will more heavily constrain Democratic voters for whom added bureaucracy is a more challenging encumbrance.

For developers this is both incredibly freeing — a chance to make it big without all the encumbrance of a traditional studio — but also supremely precarious.

He points to the hassles of regulatory compliance and warding off hacks as an unnecessary encumbrance on businesses.

From Fortune

In LA, Don is an outsider; a Madison Avenue interloper; an encumbrance.

Dangerfield was no longer conscious of anything but an angry determination to revolt, to be free of all encumbrance.

The cargo of the sloop hoisted on to the deck by the capstan, compact as he had made it, was an encumbrance.

So desperate had been the charge that our little craft was now actually a serious encumbrance to the monster.

An' sell Bruno; he's a vicious brute—nothin' but an encumbrance.

They set to work together to remove the irons, and his legs were at length freed from this encumbrance at about five oclock.


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On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to encumbrance, such as: burden, albatross, cross, debt, duty, and hindrance.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.