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Definition 1: the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for hindrance in the sense of this definition

(hindrance is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of hindrance ) an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

(... is a kind of hindrance ) (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure

(... is a kind of hindrance ) the act of obstructing

"obstruction of justice"

(... is a kind of hindrance ) the act or process of complicating

(... is a kind of hindrance ) the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety

(... is a kind of hindrance ) the act of preventing

"there was no bar against leaving" "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

Definition 2: any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for hindrance in the sense of this definition

(hindrance is a kind of ...) any structure that makes progress difficult

(... is a kind of hindrance ) any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

(... is a kind of hindrance ) a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway

Definition 3: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for hindrance in the sense of this definition

(hindrance is a kind of ...) a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result

"serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"

(... is a kind of hindrance ) (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps

"she was an albatross around his neck"

(... is a kind of hindrance ) something that hinders as if with bonds

(... is a kind of hindrance ) (canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)

(... is a kind of hindrance ) something that slows or delays progress

"taxation is a drag on the economy" "too many laws are a drag on the use of new land"

(... is a kind of hindrance ) something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

"lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement" "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education" "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"

(... is a kind of hindrance ) anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines

"they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket" "the government is operating in an economic straitjacket"

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