What does hinderance mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hindrance, hinderance, interferencenoun

    the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

  2. hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interferencenoun

    any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

  3. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicapnoun

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hinderancenoun

    Impediment; let; stop; obstruction.

    Etymology: from hinder.

    False opinions, touching the will of God to have things done, are wont to bring forth mighty and violent practices against the hinderances of them, and those practices new opinions more pernicious than the first; yea, most extremely sometimes opposite to the first. Richard Hooker, Preface.

    They must be in every Christian church the same, except mere impossibility of so having it be the hinderance. Richard Hooker.

    What hinderance have they been to the knowledge of what is well done? John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    Have we not plighted each our holy oath,
    One soul should both inspire, and neither prove
    His fellow’s hind’rance in pursuit of love? Dryden.

    He must conquer all these difficulties, and remove all these hinderances out of the way that leads to justice. Francis Atterbury.


  1. hinderance

    A hindrance refers to anything that acts as an obstacle or barrier, impeding or delaying progress, growth, or success. It is something that hampers or restricts the achievement of a desired outcome or goal. Hindrances can come in various forms, such as physical obstacles, limitations, challenges, or even personal or external factors that create difficulties or disruptions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hinderancenoun

    same as Hindrance

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hinderance in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hinderance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. jejune
    • B. flabby
    • C. lank
    • D. askant

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