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View synonyms for cumbrance

cumbrance

[ kuhm-bruhns ]

noun

  1. trouble; bother.
  2. burden; encumbrance.


cumbrance

/ ˈkʌmbrəns /

noun

  1. a burden, obstacle, or hindrance
  2. trouble or bother


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cumbrance1

1275–1325; Middle English combraunce, aphetic variant of acombraunce defeat, harassment; encumbrance

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Example Sentences

So I parted with my public and my ferrets—for she was dead a' ready, my wife was, and I hadn't no cumbrance.

How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?

Our chance may come another time, and we want not the cumbrance of children on our march.

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