slowed down or obstructed by obstacles; hindered: By joining the already impeded traffic flow, drivers unfortunately create even longer delays.
the simple past tense and past participle of impede.
- un·im·ped·ed, adjective
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How to use impeded in a sentence
His knowledge and skill level are low, his judgment is poor, and he actually impedes work.It’s hard to get rid of a bad boss. Instead, try a ‘soft coup.’ | Karla Miller | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Game-breaking, distracting bugs impeded my progress, though Ubisoft has since fixed these issues.
As a result, women’s political engagement was impeded along two separate tracks.Mixed 2020 election results show that women still face a sexist political culture | Stacie Taranto, Leandra Zarnow | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
Don’t wear a costume mask over your cloth mask, though, because it could impede your breathing.
The height and density of these partitions could also impede the natural air flow of an indoor space, Miller said, which could lead to certain areas having a higher concentration of lingering aerosol particles than others.
He envisions an Asia “where,” as he told the Australian parliament, “commerce and freedom of navigation are not impeded.”
And sales, those tricky little figures so dependent on the wants and whims of a fickle public, were impeded for that very reason.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon | Dane Huckelbridge | March 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wrong turns, man-hungry polar bears and ice traps impeded his plan.Pale Fire and the Cold War: Redefining Vladimir Nabokov’s Masterpiece | Michael Weiss | October 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The result was an extra month of uncertainly that impeded an already volatile hiring market.
Any deception or inefficiency that impeded the flow of information was evil.
That miserable crime hung over me, and its dangers impeded me at every turn.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Difficulties, however, arose with the American authorities which impeded the execution of this plan.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Away they all went; their meal—for neither was it luncheon, dinner, nor tea—in no way impeded their progress.Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
But they were no longer harassed with the water and timbers that had impeded their progress at the south end.
Here the teacher is neither aided nor impeded by the usual home influences.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions | George S. Boutwell