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1. impediment

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpɛdəmənt'] something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.

Synonyms

  • difficulty
  • hindrance
  • bind
  • albatross
  • millstone
  • check
  • balk
  • hinderance
  • diriment impediment
  • deterrent
  • baulk
  • obstruction
  • straitjacket
  • obstacle
  • handicap

Antonyms

  • unfreeze
  • unblock
  • remember
  • ability

Etymology

  • impedimentum (Latin)
  • -mentum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Diriment Impediment

  • sediment

2. impediment

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpɛdəmənt'] any structure that makes progress difficult.

Synonyms

  • preventative
  • bar
  • obstruction
  • barrier
  • hitch
  • obstructor
  • hindrance
  • structure
  • hinderance
  • incumbrance
  • preventive
  • closure
  • obstructer
  • interference
  • stop
  • encumbrance
  • occlusion
  • stoppage
  • tumbler
  • blockade
  • impedimenta
  • construction
  • blockage
  • obstacle

Antonyms

  • free
  • natural object
  • unstuff
  • show

Etymology

  • impedimentum (Latin)
  • -mentum (Latin)
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