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Meaning of HINDRANCE

Pronunciation:  'hindruns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
  2. [n]  any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  3. [n]  something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

HINDRANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: balk, baulk, check, deterrent, encumbrance, handicap, hitch, impediment, incumbrance, interference, interference, preventative, preventive
 See Also: act, albatross, antagonism, bar, bind, clog, complication, deterrence, difficulty, foiling, frustration, human action, human activity, impediment, impedimenta, millstone, obstacle, obstructer, obstruction, obstruction, obstruction, obstructor, prevention, speed bump, thwarting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.      --Cowper.

         Something between a hindrance and a help.

Syn: Impediment; obstruction; obstacle; difficulty;
     interruption; check; delay; restraint.

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