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English noun: hinderance

1. hinderance (cognition) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Synonymsbalk, baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hindrance, impediment

Broader (hypernym)difficulty

Narrower (hyponym)albatross, bind, diriment impediment, drag, millstone, obstacle, obstruction, straitjacket

2. hinderance (artifact) any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

Synonymsencumbrance, hindrance, hitch, incumbrance, interference, preventative, preventive

Broader (hypernym)impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor

Narrower (hyponym)clog, speed bump

3. hinderance (act) the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

Synonymshindrance, interference

Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity

Narrower (hyponym)antagonism, bar, complication, deterrence, foiling, frustration, obstruction, prevention, thwarting

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