|part of speech:
||something or someone that hinders or burdens; impediment.
He viewed his seat belt as an unnecessary encumbrance and refused to wear it.The owner tried to help the busy chef, but in fact she was only an encumbrance.
- assist, assistance, help
- similar words:
- clog, drawback, hindrance, impediment, liability, obstruction, snag
||a lien, mortgage, or other financial claim upon property.
||burden, care, debt, handicap, hindrance, load, tax, weight