Hindrance meaning

hĭndrəns
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The definition of a hindrance is an obstacle or something that inhibits or delays some desired action.

An example of a hindrance is a road block preventing you from getting where you need to go.

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The act of hindering.
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The state or act of hindering something.

Your hindrance of this process will not be tolerated.

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Something that hinders; an impediment.
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Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction.
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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.

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Origin of hindrance

  • Middle English hindraunce harm from hindren to hinder hinder1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From hinder +‎ -ance

    From Wiktionary