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

Derived forms: hindrances

Type of: act, deed, difficultness, difficulty, fix [informal], hole [informal], human action, human activity, impediment, impedimenta, jam [informal], kettle of fish [informal], mess [informal], muddle [informal], obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, pickle [informal]

Encyclopedia: Hindrance