HyperDic: impediment

English > 2 senses of the word impediment:
NOUNcognitionimpediment, hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, balk, baulk, check, handicapsomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
artifactimpediment, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impedimentaany structure that makes progress difficult
impediment > pronunciation
Soundsihmpeh'dahmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > impediment: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningSomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.
Synonymshindrance, hinderance, deterrent, balk, baulk, check, handicap
Narroweralbatross, millstone(figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
bindSomething that hinders as if with bonds
diriment impediment(canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)
dragSomething that slows or delays progress
obstacle, obstructionSomething immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
straitjacketAnything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
BroaderdifficultyA factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
Spanishestorbo, freno, impedimento, obstáculo
Catalanforça dissuasiva, fre, impediment, nosa, obstacle
Verbsimpedebe a hindrance or obstacle to
English > impediment: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAny structure that makes progress difficult.
Synonymsobstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impedimenta
NarrowerbarAn obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
barrierA structure or object that impedes free movement
blockadeprevents access or progress
blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppageAn obstruction in a pipe or tube
hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interferenceAny obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
obstacleAn obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)
tumblerA movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishimpedimento, obstáculo, obstrucción
Catalanimpediment, obstacle, obstrucció
Verbsimpedeblock passage through

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