hindered (part of speech: verb)
crippled, snarled, braked, entangled, barred, checked, complicated, entrapped, thwarted, jammed, delayed, hamstrung, fouled, impaired, hindered, constrained, clogged, dammed, blocked, plugged, resisted, restrained, stopped, choked, interrupted, countered, bunged, baffled, tangled, inhibited, detained, frustrated, snagged, restricted, mired, impeded, dragged, caught, hampered, paralyzed, obstructed, cramped, congested, bottlenecked, constipated, opposed, stayed, crimped, curbed, deterred, fettered
penalized (part of speech: verb)
- They were not, indeed, encumbered with dignity or self- respect. - "Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius", Samuel Dill.
- It was this attitude of mind which encumbered his project for a stage- line to the Black Hills with difficulties from the very start. - "Roosevelt in the Bad Lands", Hermann Hagedorn.
- Here the harvest of death fell thickest, and the corpses lay heaped together, while dying wretches crawled about the public streets, and encumbered the fountain- sides, to which they had dragged themselves in their longing for drink. - "Stories From Thucydides", H. L. Havell.