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synonyms for impediment

  • barrier
  • bottleneck
  • burden
  • defect
  • deterrent
  • difficulty
  • disadvantage
  • drawback
  • flaw
  • handicap
  • hazard
  • hitch
  • hurdle
  • inhibition
  • obstacle
  • red tape
  • restriction
  • setback
  • snag
  • stumbling block
  • bar
  • barricade
  • block
  • blockage
  • catch
  • chain
  • check
  • clog
  • cramp
  • curb
  • delay
  • detriment
  • drag
  • encumbrance
  • fault
  • holdup
  • load
  • manacle
  • millstone
  • prohibition
  • restraint
  • retardation
  • rub
  • shackle
  • stoppage
  • stricture
  • tie
  • trammel
  • wall
  • Catch-22
  • dead weight
  • retardment
  • road block
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antonyms for impediment

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  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • boon
  • freedom
  • help
  • opening
  • perfection
  • strength
  • allowance
  • clearance
  • liberation
  • permission
  • facilitation
  • furtherance
  • support
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How to use impediment in a sentence

Overall, we consider these to be minor impediments because a rechargeable warmer’s heating time is guaranteed to be longer than a chemically activated option, and the custom control is far greater than a lighter fluid-filled hand warmer.
BEST HAND WARMERS: BLOCK THE CHILL DURING YOUR FAVORITE WINTER ACTIVITIESPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMFEBRUARY 10, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The sympathy created by his fake impediment lands the job for him.
‘LIAR’S DICTIONARY’ A FAB, QUEER TALE FOR LOVERS OF LANGUAGEKATHI WOLFEJANUARY 29, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
You would never guess that a few years ago, Gorman was struggling with a speech impediment.
AMANDA GORMAN READS POEM ‘THE HILL WE CLIMB’ AT INAUGURATIONAMY B WANGJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
One thing you may not have known is that Gorman overcame a speech impediment.
MEET AMANDA GORMAN, THE YOUNGEST INAUGURAL POET IN U.S. HISTORYTIFFANI DUPREEJANUARY 20, 2021ESSENCE.COM
He insisted that money was not an impediment for state-run vaccination programs.
VACCINES WERE A CHANCE TO REDEEM FAILURES IN THE U.S. CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE. WHAT WENT WRONG?LENA H. SUN, ISAAC STANLEY-BECKER, FRANCES STEAD SELLERS, LAURIE MCGINLEY, AMY GOLDSTEIN, CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND, CAROLYN Y. JOHNSONJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This, though, was the major impediment in reaching the conference title game for the first time.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WINNERS AND LOSERS FOR WEEK 12: NORTHWESTERN ON TRACK FOR BIG TEN TITLE GAMEPATRICK STEVENSNOVEMBER 22, 2020WASHINGTON POST
One of the main impediments individual citizens or armed groups like the Proud Boys policing the polls is, ironically, also one of the main impediments to voting itself — simply having the time outside work and family commitments, Cooter said.
FEAR OF VOTER INTIMIDATION IS ITS OWN VOTER INTIMIDATIONMAGGIE KOERTH (MAGGIE.KOERTH-BAKER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)OCTOBER 28, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The decision removes a significant impediment for the partners trying to get their coronavirus shot across the line.
ASTRAZENECA CLEARED BY U.S. REGULATORS TO RESUME COVID VACCINE TRIALRACHEL SCHALLOMOCTOBER 23, 2020FORTUNE
The main impediments are personnel time and money, researchers have found.
HOW WE CAN BURN OUR WAY TO A BETTER FUTUREULA CHROBAKOCTOBER 2, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
India’s restrictions have been such an impediment to the Cupertino-based giant that CEO Tim Cook personally waged a campaign to change them.
APPLE’S IPHONE SALES HAVE LAGGED IN INDIA FOR YEARS. IT’S ONLY NOW UNLEASHING ITS BRANDING FIREPOWERGRADY MCGREGORSEPTEMBER 6, 2020FORTUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPEDIMENT

  • barricade
  • blank wall
  • block
  • clog
  • deterrent
  • encumbrance
  • fence
  • hindrance
  • hurdle
  • impediment
  • obstacle
  • obstruction
  • pale
  • rail
  • railing
  • restraint
  • road block
  • snag
  • stop
  • stumbling block
  • traverse
  • wall
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.