Definitions for: Hindrance


[n] the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
[n] any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
[n] something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress



Webster (1913) Definition: Hin"drance, n. [See Hinder, v. t.]
1. The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered.

2. That which hinders; an impediment.

What various hindrances we meet. --Cowper.

Something between a hindrance and a help.
--Wordsworth.

Syn: Impediment; obstruction; obstacle; difficulty;
interruption; check; delay; restraint.

Synonyms: balk, baulk, check, deterrent, encumbrance, handicap, hitch, impediment, incumbrance, interference, interference, preventative, preventive

See Also: act, albatross, antagonism, bar, bind, clog, complication, deterrence, difficulty, foiling, frustration, human action, human activity, impediment, impedimenta, millstone, obstacle, obstructer, obstruction, obstruction, obstruction, obstructor, prevention, speed bump, thwarting

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