Student Thesaurus

One entry found for encumbrance.
Entry Word: encumbrance
Function: noun
Text: something that makes movement or progress more difficult <without the encumbrance of a heavy backpack, I could sprint along the trail>
Synonyms bar, block, chain, clog, crimp, deterrent, drag, embarrassment, fetter, handicap, hindrance, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, shackles, stop, stumbling block, trammel
Related Words catch, hitch, rub, snag; hobble; arrest, check, constraint, curb, rein, restraint, stop; delay, holdup; burden, load; danger, hazard, peril; adversity, difficulty, disadvantage, hardship
Near Antonyms catalyst, goad, impetus, incentive, spur, stimulant, stimulus; advantage, edge; break
Antonyms aid, assistance, benefit, help