Synonyms of impediment in English:

impediment


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noun

1‘the country's debt was a serious impediment to economic improvement’

SYNONYMS
hindrance, obstruction, obstacle, barrier, bar, handicap, block, check, curb, brake, restraint, restriction, limitation, encumbrance, deterrent
drawback, setback, difficulty, problem, issue, snag, catch, hitch, stumbling block
informal fly in the ointment, hiccup, facer
British informal spanner in the works
North American informal monkey wrench in the works
rare cumber
ANTONYMS

benefit

2‘she spoke with an impediment’

SYNONYMS
speech defect, speech impediment, stammer, stutter, lisp
hesitancy, faltering