Definitions for hindranceˈhɪn drəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hin•dranceˈhɪn drəns(n.)

  1. the act of hindering.

  2. the state of being hindered.

  3. a person or thing that hinders.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap(noun)

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

  2. hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference(noun)

    any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

  3. hindrance, hinderance, interference(noun)

    the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hindrance(noun)ˈhɪn drəns

    sth that causes difficulty

    a hindrance to my career


  1. hindrance(Noun)

    Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.

    High-heeled shoes may be fashionable, but they can also be a hindrance to walking.

  2. hindrance(Noun)

    The state or act of hindering something

    Your hindrance of this process will not be tolerated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hindrance(verb)

    the act of hindering, or the state of being hindered

  2. Hindrance(verb)

    that which hinders; an impediment

Anagrams of hindrance

  1. N-cadherin

Translations for hindrance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person, thing etc that hinders

I know you are trying to help but you're just being a hindrance.

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