Encumbrance
audio of Encumbrance
Encumbrance [en-kuhm-bruh‚ÄČns]

NOUN

NOUN

  • Something burdensome

  • A claim on property, mortgage

Example

“Her cancer has not proved to be an encumbrance in her daily life.”

“We enjoyed exploring the city without the encumbrance of a car.”

Synonyms

Impediment, Obstruction, Obstacle, Liability

Antonyms

Help, Advantage, Aid