hinderance


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hinderance

(ˈhɪndərəns)
n
a variant form of hindrance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hinderance - something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
difficulty - a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"
albatross, millstone - (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps; "she was an albatross around his neck"
bind - something that hinders as if with bonds
diriment impediment - (canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)
drag - something that slows or delays progress; "taxation is a drag on the economy"; "too many laws are a drag on the use of new land"
obstacle, obstruction - something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted; "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"
straitjacket - anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines; "they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket"; "the government is operating in an economic straitjacket"
2.hinderance - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
clog - any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
impedimenta, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment - any structure that makes progress difficult
speed bump - a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway
3.hinderance - the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
foiling, thwarting, frustration - an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
antagonism - (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure
obstruction - the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice"
complication - the act or process of complicating
deterrence - the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
prevention, bar - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
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But as time advanced to the breakfast hour the threatening of rain passed away; and she was free to provide, without hinderance from the weather, for the first necessity of the day -- the necessity of securing the absence of her traveling companion from the house.
which indeed are arts of state, and arts of life, as Tacitus well calleth them), to him, a habit of dissimulation is a hinderance and a poorness.
For some happy weeks Mary and I returned, without hinderance or interruption, to our old intimate companionship The end was coming, however, when we least expected it.
In the mean time the naturalist stood like a statue of amazement, permitting a well-grown ass, against whose approach he no longer offered his boasted shield of light, to smell about his person, without comment or hinderance.
They said that absence of proper documentation was a hinderance in processing majority of refund claims.
Everyone that gets in our way or even slows down our progress becomes a hinderance and an annoyance.
A diverse inventory of new vehicles to choose from can be a boon for many car shoppers and a hinderance for others.
Born with the rare genetic disorder Holt-Oram syndrome, which affects the heart and causes skeletal abnormalities, Linda used prosthetic limbs until the age of 12, but cast them aside when she realised they were more of a hinderance than a help.
Diagnostically, they will have superior performance but their higher costs may cause some hinderance in their successful commercialization.
Injury has been a major hinderance to his season, and at 33 may have lost the constant stamina which made his such a threat.
After the announcement of verdict, the accused left the court premises and managed to escape without any hinderance.
However, I am sure that people of this generation cannot envision a time when we did not lock our doors at night, few people had cars and we walked the streets day and night without fear; abortion was not an option or a choice, a child was a blessing and not a hinderance on our lifestyle, and divorce was rare; respect for the clergy, teachers, police officers, firefighters, doctors and nurses was prevalent, churches and synagogues were filled to capacity.