hindrance

  • 1Hindrance — Hin drance, n. [See {Hinder}, v. t.] 1. The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered. [1913 Webster] 2. That which hinders; an impediment. [1913 Webster] What various hindrances we meet. Cowper. [1913 Webster] Something between a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2hindrance — I noun annoyance, arrest, barrier, blockade, bother, check, complication, constriction, detention, deterrent, detriment, difficulty, disadvantage, discouragement, drawback, embargo, encumbrance, hamper, handicap, holdback, impediment,… …

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  • 3hindrance — mid 15c., a hybrid from hindren, from same root as HINDER (Cf. hinder) (v.), on model of French derived in ANCE (Cf. ance) …

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  • 4hindrance — [n] obstruction, difficulty albatross*, baggage*, ball and chain*, bar, barrier, catch, Catch 22*, check, clog, crimp, cumbrance, deterrent, drag, drawback, encumbrance, excess baggage*, foot dragging*, glitch*, gridlock, handicap, hang up*,… …

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  • 5hindrance — ► NOUN ▪ a thing that hinders …

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  • 6hindrance — [hin′drəns] n. [ME hinderaunce] 1. the act of hindering 2. any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction SYN. OBSTACLE …

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  • 7hindrance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big (esp. AmE), great (esp. AmE), major, serious VERB + HINDRANCE ▪ be, prove ▪ Having a car in t …

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  • 8hindrance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Something that obstructs Nouns 1. hindrance, obstruction, stoppage; interruption, interception, impedition; retardment, retardation; embarrassment, coarctation, stricture, restriction, restraint,… …

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  • 9Hindrance — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Hindrance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 prevention prevention preclusion obstruction stoppage Sgm: N 1 embolus embolus Sgm: N 1 interruption interruption interception interclusion| Sgm: N 1 hindrance …

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  • 10hindrance — hin|drance [ˈhındrəns] n 1.) something or someone that makes it difficult for you to do something hindrance to ▪ The floods have been a major hindrance to relief efforts. ▪ A degree is more of a hindrance than a help in British industry. 2.) [U]… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11hindrance — [[t]hɪ̱ndrəns[/t]] hindrances 1) N COUNT: oft N to n A hindrance is a person or thing that makes it more difficult for you to do something. The higher rates have been a hindrance to economic recovery... You would be more of a hindrance than a… …

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  • 12hindrance — noun 1 (C) something or someone that makes it difficult for you to do something successfully: be a hindrance to: Lack of funding was a serious hindrance to the progress of our research. | be more of a hindrance than a help (=try to help but cause …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13hindrance — UK [ˈhɪndrəns] / US noun [countable] Word forms hindrance : singular hindrance plural hindrances something that delays or prevents progress • without (let or) hindrance formal without being prevented from doing what you want to do …

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  • 14hindrance — noun a) Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else. High heeled shoes may be fashionable, but they can also be a hindrance to walking. b) The state or act of hindering something Your hindrance of… …

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  • 15hindrance — n. a hindrance to * * * [ hɪndrəns] a hindrance to …

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  • 16hindrance — See handicap. See handicap, hindrance …

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