hinderance

hinderance
noun
1. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Syn:
hindrance, ↑deterrent, ↑impediment, ↑balk, ↑baulk, ↑check, ↑handicap
Derivationally related forms: ↑handicap (for: ↑handicap), ↑impede (for: ↑impediment), ↑deterrent (for: ↑deterrent), ↑deter (for: ↑deterrent), ↑hinder (for: ↑hindrance)
Hypernyms: ↑difficulty
Hyponyms:
2. any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑preventive (for: ↑preventive), ↑hinder (for: ↑hindrance)
Hypernyms: ↑obstruction, ↑obstructor, ↑obstructer, ↑impediment, ↑impedimenta
Hyponyms: ↑clog, ↑speed bump
3. the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
Syn: ↑hindrance, ↑interference
Derivationally related forms: ↑interfere (for: ↑interference)
Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑deed, ↑human action, ↑human activity
Hyponyms:

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noun

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hinˈdrance or hinˈderance noun
1. Act of hindering
2. That which hinders
3. Prevention
4. An obstacle
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Main Entry:hinder

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  • Hinderance — Hin der*ance n. Same as {Hindrance}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hinderance — early form of HINDRANCE (Cf. hindrance) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hinderance — n. delaying, preventing; obstacle, impediment, obstruction (also hindrance) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hinderance — n. [Written also Hindrance.] Impediment, obstacle, stop, obstruction, interruption, check, restraint, encumbrance …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hinderance — hin·der·ance …   English syllables

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