HyperDic: hindrance

English > 3 senses of the word hindrance:
NOUNcognitionhindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicapsomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
artifacthindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interferenceany obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
acthindrance, hinderance, interferencethe act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
hindrance > pronunciation
Soundshhih'ndrahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > hindrance: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningSomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.
Synonymshinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap
Narroweralbatross, millstone(figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
bindSomething that hinders as if with bonds
diriment impediment(canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)
dragSomething that slows or delays progress
obstacle, obstructionSomething immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
straitjacketAnything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
BroaderdifficultyA factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
Spanishestorbo, freno, impedimento, obstáculo
Catalanforça dissuasiva, fre, impediment, nosa, obstacle
Verbshinderhinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
English > hindrance: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAny obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.
Synonymshinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference
NarrowerclogAny object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
speed bumpA hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway
Broaderobstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentaAny structure that makes progress difficult
Spanishestorbo, impedimenta, interferencia
Catalandestorb, impediment, interferència
Verbshinderbe a hindrance or obstacle to
English > hindrance: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of hindering or obstructing or impeding.
Synonymshinderance, interference
Narrowerantagonism(biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action / action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure
complicationThe act or process of complicating
deterrenceThe act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
frustration, thwarting, foilingAn act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
obstructionThe act of obstructing / obstructing
prevention, barThe act of preventing / preventing
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishinterferencia, obstaculización, obstáculo, obstrucción
Catalaninterferència, obstrucció

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