Definition of 'impediment'
Example sentences containing 'impediment'
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I had a bad speech impediment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the age of 41, he began to realise that he had a serious speech impediment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The biggest impediments to trade are no longer tariffs but non-tariff barriers, such as regulations or licences. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The reality, according to insiders, was that the judge was out of her depth and a serious impediment to the work that others were trying to accomplish. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The rain was no impediment to the serious business of shopping. No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)The last of these had seemed for a long time a serious impediment to his career. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But it is the lack of price transparency that remains the biggest impediment to genuine competition. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The lack of availability of affordable childcare is still a serious impediment to work for very many women. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The complexity of handling negotiations with the global network of bitcoin investors was also regarded as a serious impediment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She hasn't found her age the slightest impediment to finding assignments as a freelance journalist. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What's the biggest impediment to unity that you face? Christianity Today (2000)It is often presumed that the speech impediment is caused by shyness, a neglected childhood or social awkwardness. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The best doctors were consulted and various diagnoses were made, although no serious impediment to the match was found. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)Everything in the mining industry is on a vast scale and the boom in production means that getting basic supplies has become a serious impediment to growth. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's quite hard to argue to a 16-year-old that bad hair is a serious impediment in life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This wasn't easy when his cigar, speech impediment and habit of walking about conspired to make him inaudible. Times, Sunday Times (2007)After all, if there would be no legal impediment stopping them from entering, they were just trying to cheat. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'impediment'
British English: impediment NOUN
Something that is an impediment to a person or thing makes their movement, development, or progress difficult.
He was satisfied there was no legal impediment to the marriage.
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