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1. encroachment

noun. ['ɛnˈkroʊtʃmənt'] any entry into an area not previously occupied.

Synonyms

  • entrance
  • entering
  • intrusion

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • powerlessness

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • encroach (English)
  • encrochier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Encroachment

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Example sentences of the word encroachment


1. Noun, singular or mass
You also need to know when the encroachment began.

2. Adjective
In every state a deliberate and knowing encroachment qualifies.

2. encroachment

noun. ['ɛnˈkroʊtʃmənt'] entry to another's property without right or permission.

Synonyms

  • trespass
  • wrongful conduct
  • violation
  • wrongdoing
  • inroad
  • intrusion
  • misconduct
  • actus reus

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • repel
  • stifle
  • dispose

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • encroach (English)
  • encrochier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. encroachment

noun. ['ɛnˈkroʊtʃmənt'] influencing strongly.

Synonyms

  • impact
  • influence

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • goodness
  • good

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • encroach (English)
  • encrochier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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