Hindrance

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hindrance \Hin"drance\, noun [See {Hinder}, verb (used with an object)]

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

hindrance

noun

1: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress [syn: {hindrance}, {hinderance}, {deterrent}, {impediment}, {balk}, {baulk}, {check}, {handicap}]

2: any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome [syn: {hindrance}, {hinderance}, {hitch}, {preventive}, {preventative}, {encumbrance}, {incumbrance}, {interference}]

3: the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding [syn: {hindrance}, {hinderance}, {interference}]


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