hindrance

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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.