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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Plato:

    Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.

  2. Alan Solow:

    It will only be a hindrance to her politics in the sense that it will create a talking point.

  3. Bruce Lee:

    The consciousness of "self" is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action

  4. Ernest Hello:

    The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does not give up can move mountains.

  5. John Stuart Mill:

    The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement, being in unceasing antagonism to that disposition to aim at something better than customary,....

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