Synonyms of impediment in English:

impediment


See definition of impediment

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