Definition of hindrance in English:

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hindrance

Pronunciation: /ˈhɪndr(ə)ns/

noun

A thing that provides resistance, delay, or obstruction to something or someone: a hindrance to the development process [mass noun]: the visitor can wander around without hindrance
More example sentences
  • However, it doesn't add to the delays and hindrances as you seem to fear.
  • Seasonality, water depths and the cost of drilling are all hindrances but the biggest deterrent has undoubtedly been the lack of finds.
  • Only when they play with the hindrance of a handicap, as they did when Hearts were two up in Glasgow a fortnight back, is there any fun in it.
Synonyms
impediment, obstacle, barrier, bar, obstruction, handicap, block, check, curb, brake, hurdle, restraint, restriction, limitation, encumbrance, deterrent, complication, delay, interruption, stoppage;
drawback, setback, difficulty, inconvenience, snag, catch, hitch, stumbling block
informal fly in the ointment, hiccup, facer
British informal spanner in the works
North American informal monkey wrench in the works
literary trammel, cumber
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