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hin·drance

 (hĭn′drəns)
n.
1.
a. The act of hindering: was angered by their hindrance of the project.
b. The condition of being hindered.
2. Something that hinders; an impediment.

[Middle English hindraunce, harm, from hindren, to hinder; see hinder1.]

hindrance

(ˈhɪndrəns) or

hinderance

n
1. an obstruction or snag; impediment
2. the act of hindering; prevention

hin•drance

(ˈhɪn drəns)

n.
1. the act of hindering.
2. the state of being hindered.
3. a person or thing that hinders.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hindrance - 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.hindrance - 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.hindrance - 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"

hindrance

hindrance

noun
Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage:
Translations
عَرْقَلَه، مُعَرْقِل
překážka
hindring
hindrun, fyrirstaîa
engelengelleme

hindrance

[ˈhɪndrəns] N (= obstacle) → obstáculo m (to para) (= disturbance) → estorbo m; (= problem) → impedimento m
to be a hindrance to sb/sthser un estorbo para algn/algo

hindrance

[ˈhɪndrəns] nobstacle m
to be a hindrance to sth → être un obstacle à qch, constituer un obstacle à qch
Until recently, privatisation was the biggest hindrance to Romania's reform strategy → Jusqu'à récemment, la privatisation était le plus grand obstacle à la stratégie de réforme roumaine.
without hindrance → sans encombre, sans problèmes

hindrance

nBehinderung f; (= obstacle)Hindernis nt(to für); the rules/children are a hindrancedie Regeln/Kinder sind hinderlich; it was a serious hindrance to progresses behinderte den Fortschritt sehr; he/it is more of a hindrance than a helper/es hindert mehr, als dass er/es hilft; without hindranceunbehindert

hindrance

[ˈhɪndrns] nintralcio, impedimento, ostacolo
to be a hindrance to → intralciare, ostacolare

hinder

(ˈhində) verb
to delay or prevent; to make difficult. All these interruptions hinder my work; All the interruptions hinder me from working.
ˈhindrance (-drəns) noun
a person, thing etc that hinders. I know you are trying to help but you're just being a hindrance.
References in classic literature ?
I could not but smile to see how industriously they locked the door on my meditations, which followed them out again without let or hindrance, and they were really all that was dangerous.
Weston's disposition and circumstances, which would make the approaching season no hindrance to their spending half the evenings in the week together.
Willoughby, an equally striking opposition of character was no hindrance to the regard of Colonel Brandon.
I dangers dared; I hindrance scorned; I omens did defy: Whatever menaced, harassed, warned, I passed impetuous by.
Doen't fear me being any hindrance to you, I have no more to say, ma'am,' he remarked, as he moved towards the door.
We both did what we had to do without any hindrance, and when we met again at one o'clock reported it done.
So uneventful was their life that it almost seemed as if it would go on in this way always, without let or hindrance.
Remember, my friend, that woman is an imperfect animal, and that impediments are not to be placed in her way to make her trip and fall, but that they should be removed, and her path left clear of all obstacles, so that without hindrance she may run her course freely to attain the desired perfection, which consists in being virtuous.
I own that my heart began to fail me when the time for action came so close, but I did not say anything, for I had a greater fear that if I appeared as a drag or a hindrance to their work, they might even leave me out of their counsels altogether.
Perhaps he will be young, strong, and enduring, like yourself, and will aid you in your escape, while I have been but a hindrance.
He did this quietly at first and without any fear of hindrance, for he held the minds of the barons of Castile occupied in thinking of the war and not anticipating any innovations; thus they did not perceive that by these means he was acquiring power and authority over them.
I believe what you say, Seth, that you would try to be a help and not a hindrance to my work; but I see that our marriage is not God's will--He draws my heart another way.