hindrance

[hin┬Ědrance]

A hindrance is something in the way, an obstacle. An untied shoelace is a hindrance to walking, and tripping in the lunchroom might be a hindrance to getting a seat at the cool table.

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The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered.

Noun
the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

Noun
any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

Noun
something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress


v. t.
The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered.

v. t.
That which hinders; an impediment.


Hindrance

Hin"drance , n. [See Hinder, v. t.] 1. The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered. 2. That which hinders; an impediment.
What various hindrances we meet.
Something between a hindrance and a help.
Syn. -- Impediment; obstruction; obstacle; difficulty; interruption; check; delay; restraint.

The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered.

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Usage Examples

Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.

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Other Usage Examples

The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance.

The money can be a hindrance to someone like me because the danger is that you start thinking, 'Is that a $20 million take?' That kind of thing, and being self-critical.

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