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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 ?
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.
It seemed to her that such principles could only be a hindrance in farm management.
Weston's disposition and circumstances, which would make the approaching season no hindrance to their spending half the evenings in the week together.
At nine-and-twenty I was gaunt and gray; my nerves were shattered, my heart was broken; and my face showed it without let or hindrance from the spirit that was broken too.
Youth is no hindrance to courage," muttered Sukhtelen in a failing voice.
I think," said Anne slowly, "that I really have learned to look upon each little hindrance as a jest and each great one as the foreshadowing of victory.
Thereby they become a hindrance to all who are in haste.
Willoughby, an equally striking opposition of character was no hindrance to the regard of Colonel Brandon.
We both did what we had to do without any hindrance, and when we met again at one o'clock reported it done.
Here and there is born a Saint Theresa, foundress of nothing, whose loving heart-beats and sobs after an unattained goodness tremble off and are dispersed among hindrances, instead of centring in some long-recognizable deed.
The great city, in fact, seems to have set herself to give encouragement to vice and to this alone; for a young man finds that the entrance to every honorable career in which he might look for success is barred by hindrances even more numerous than the snares that are continually set for him, so that through his weaknesses he may be robbed of his money.
Goaded by the strength of my desires, and finding no outlet for them; hampered at every step and in every wish by the want of money; looking on study and fame as too slow a means of arriving at the pleasures that tempted me; drawn one way by my inward scruples, and another by evil examples; meeting with every facility for low dissipation, and finding nothing but hindrances barring the way to good society, I passed my days in wretchedness, overwhelmed by a surging tumult of desires, and by indolence of the most deadly kind, utterly cast down at times, only to be as suddenly elated.