hinderance


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hinderance

(ˈhɪndərəns)
n
a variant form of hindrance
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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"
References in classic literature ?
(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.
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.
Similarly, the continued internal schism and hinderance of the Palestinian reconciliation efforts is also weighing on the economic growth in the Palestinian territory.
Bruns: IT had been a hinderance to for a long time because they didn't want to give an OEM access to their systems.
MULTAN -- The Multan Development Authority (MDA) director general Wednesday ordered for launching a survey to identify illegal commercial structures causing hinderance in smooth flow of traffic and damaging the city's beauty.
But I'm aware that they're in me, and that feels like a hinderance. They cause me to feel insecure, because I'm nervous I'm going to offend somebody.
So to me, the 11th hour is a help more than a hinderance....
Without a doubt, China is leading the Asian world opposing the forces of oppression and unilateralism with its openness, sharing of prosperity wisdom and cooperation hence blocking all the hinderance on the way of peace and progress.
To what extent do you think political differences could serve as possible hinderance to your set goals?
Alf returns to Summer Bay, where he catches up with Jett and realises that John's efforts to help the lad could be more of a hinderance. Robbo supports Jasmine as she begins therapy, while Justin and Leah's relationship is made public.