Synonyms for Encumbering:
restricting, crippling, Entrapping, Crimping, Entangling, Resisting, Cramping, Detaining, Snagging, Delaying, Restraining, blocking, Clogging, Obstructing, bottleneck, choking, Fouling, constipating, Snarling, hindering, inhibiting, burdensome, Tangling, frustrating, constraining, thwarting, Handicapping, Damming, baffling, impeding, Deterring, Complicating, congesting.
dragging, Bunging, Interrupting, Miring, fettering, bottlenecking, Impairing, barring, Plugging, stopping, Staying, Hampering, Hamstringing, Checking, curbing, braking, catching, Paralyzing, opposing, jamming, countering.
Deducting, Disciplining, Burdening, Discounting, penalizing, punishing, Fining, judging, Handicapping, Chastising, Forfeiting, Correcting, abating.
Usage examples for Encumbering
I pictured to myself the collection of useful articles with which the spaces before me were naturally filled, and thought how harmless were the sources of the grotesque shadows which bowed to me from every side and even from the cement floor toward the one spot where the stones of the foundation showed themselves clear of all encumbering objects. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green