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Noun: hinderance
  1. Something that interferes with (or delays) action or progress
    - hindrance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk [Brit], check, handicap
     
  2. Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    - hindrance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference
     
  3. The act of hindering, obstructing or impeding
    - hindrance, interference

Derived forms: hinderances

Type of: act, deed, difficulty, human action, human activity, impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor