What does hindrance mean?

Definitions for hindranceˈhɪn drəns

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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


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hindrance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hindrance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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