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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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.
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.
If you work at it, you'll find that the Spectrum won't be a hinderance for it has a good trigger, grip and excellent ergonomics.
She was ranked by the newspaper as the most courageous and most powerful woman of Pakistan and is the most suitable heir to the political empire that her father and ousted premier Nawaz Sharif has built, however, could face hinderance in gaining further popularitydue to corruption references and court cases.
As construction continued into 2010, dust storms were recognized as a serious interference both to building efforts and solar panel efficiency, so experts worked to develop innovative ways to handle the hinderance.
They both serve as a hinderance but a well-prepared crook can hardly be deterred.
My concern is to raise awareness, acknowledge and bring attention to other road hazards, which cause a threat and are a hinderance to smooth traffic flow.
For instance, the first entry for "restraint" defines the term as: "The act or exercise of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion, in any manner; hinderance of the will, or of any action, physical, moral, or mental," id.
Running in a mixed race helped in one way but in another it is a hinderance as no man wants to be beaten by a woman - so a number of them made sure of that and kept forcing me wide every time I came on to their shoulder.
The Constitution bans gags, newspaper confiscation, hinderance of work or its cancelation, and punishments for publishing crimes.