I noun adverse circumstance, adversity, block, blockade, blockage, burden, check, curb, damage, defect, deficiency, detainment, determent, deterrence, deterrent, detriment, difficulty, disability, disablement, discommodity, discouragement, drawback, embarrassment, encumbrance, failing, fault, frailty, hamper, handicap, harm, hindrance, holdback, impediment, imperfection, imperfectness, imposition, inadequacy, inaptitude, incommodum, inconvenience, inexpedience, inferiority, infirmity, inhibition, iniquitas, injury, insalubriousness, insufficiency, interference, lack, liability, limitation, loss, nuisance, objection, obstacle, obstruction, penalty, prejudice, prevention, problem, repression, resistance, restraint, restriction, retardation, retardment, setback, shortcoming, stifling, stumbling block, suppression, taint, unfavorable circumstance, unfavorableness, weak point, weakness foreign phrases:
- Cujus est commodum ejus debet esse incommodum. — He who receives a benefit should also bear the disadvantage
II verb astrict, baffle, balk, bridle, burden, cause problems, check, circumscribe, constrain, cramp, cumber, curb, damage, deprive of advantage, disaccommodate, discommode, encumber, foil, frustrate, hamper, handicap, harm, hinder, hold back, hold in check, impair, impede, impedite, incommode, incommodum, inconvenience, inhibit, injure, interfere with, limit, muzzle, obstruct, overburden, overload, prejudice, put out, rein, repress, restrict, retard, saddle, shackle, stall, stymie, suppress, thwart, trammel, weaken, weigh down III index damper (stopper), detriment, discommode, drawback, encumber (hinder), encumbrance, expense (sacrifice), fetter, handicap, harm, hindrance, impairment (drawback), inconvenience, incumbrance (burden), inexpedience, liability, misfortune, penalty, prejudice (injury), prejudice (injure)

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