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English noun: hindrance

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


Synonymsbalk, baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, impediment


Broader (hypernym)difficulty


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

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


Synonymsencumbrance, hinderance, hitch, incumbrance, interference, preventative, preventive


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


Narrower (hyponym)clog, speed bump

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


Synonymshinderance, interference


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


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









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