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Hinderance   Listen

Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.  Synonyms: balk, baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hindrance, impediment.
Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.  Synonyms: encumbrance, hindrance, hitch, incumbrance, interference, preventative, preventive.
The act of hindering or obstructing or impeding.  Synonyms: hindrance, interference.

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"Hinderance" Quotes from Famous Books

... experimental solution. Suppose two hundred men to be scattered equably throughout the length of Pall Mall. By timely swerving now and then, a runner from St. James's Palace to the Athenaeum Club might be able to get through such a crowd without much hinderance. But supposing the men to close up so as to form a dense file crossing Pall Mall from north to south; such a barrier might seriously impede, or entirely stop, the runner. Instead of a crowd of men, let us imagine a column of molecules under small pressure, thus resembling the sparsely distributed ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882 • Various

Words linked to "Hinderance" :   bind, diriment impediment, obstructer, clog, obstructor, difficulty, complication, human activity, human action, act, obstacle, foiling, drag, deterrent, millstone, prevention, deed, deterrence, frustration, obstruction, albatross, impedimenta, antagonism, speed bump, straitjacket, thwarting, preventative, bar

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