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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

... laboring and business classes" of this country as compared with the United States. This is succinctly explained by Mr. Dawson, who says: "The quantity of people who cannot read and write in this country is a very great hinderance to the demand for books. We have eight millions who cannot write yet!" Mr. Edwards, in his evidence, also points to the same deficiency of elementary education, "In addition," he says, "to the positive want of schooling on the part of large numbers of the population ...
— The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851 • Various

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

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