encumbered encumbered  /ɛn ˈkəm bərd/


  • (adj) loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load


  1. Borduas moved to Paris in 1955, somewhat encumbered by a Montreal palette and the New York School approach.
  2. It meant that Obama and Clinton could start thinking about China anew, without being encumbered by too many pre-existing political commitments.
  3. Before he added Palin to a ticket encumbered with the now-unpopular Republican brand, McCain's events were sparsely attended and sometimes listless.


  • Texas Football: 5 Longhorns on Offense with the Most to Prove

    The Texas Longhorns appear to be on the up-and-up, but they are not without their flaws, some of which encumbered their efforts a season ago. Equipped with an up-tempo offense and vast amounts of experience—something Texas lacked in 2012—the Longhorns are a prized pick to win the Big 12. But winning on paper and winning on the field are two very different scenarios. Despite the veteran presence ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "It's really rather remarkable we're talking about a deceased individual responsible for all kinds of carnage and you as an individual are still encumbered by law," Ridge told Stewart.
    on Jun 11, 2007 By: Tom Ridge Source: Forbes

  2. "So if the music companies are selling over 90 percent of their music DRM-free, what benefits do they get from selling the remaining small percentage of their music encumbered with a DRM system? There appear to be none," Jobs said.
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Steve Jobs Source: PC World

  3. "It's ultimately a similar process in that you're ultimately a character," Wood explained. "The big difference obviously is that it's not encumbered by physical movements, so you're not at all considering how the character will move or be...
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Elijah Wood Source: WNBC

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