impeded Definition

  • 1delayed or obstructed progress or movement
  • 2hindered or prevented something from happening

Using impeded: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "impeded" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The heavy traffic impeded our journey.

  • Example

    Her injury impeded her ability to walk.

  • Example

    The bad weather impeded the rescue efforts.

  • Example

    The lack of funding impeded the project's progress.

impeded Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for impeded

Antonyms for impeded

Phrases with impeded

  • to slow down or obstruct the advancement of something


    The bureaucratic red tape impeded progress on the construction project.

  • to block or hinder the ability to move freely


    The fallen tree impeded movement on the hiking trail.

  • to slow down or block the flow of vehicles


    The road construction impeded traffic during rush hour.


Summary: impeded in Brief

The verb 'impeded' [im-peed-ed] means to delay, obstruct, or hinder progress or movement. It is often used in contexts such as traffic, injury, or bureaucracy, as in 'The heavy traffic impeded our journey.' 'Impeded' can be replaced by synonyms like 'hindered' or 'obstructed,' and is the opposite of 'aided' or 'facilitated.' Phrases like 'impede progress' and 'impede movement' are common, while there are no idioms associated with this word.