Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hindrance

3 senses of hindrance

Sense 1
hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap -- (something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress)
       => difficulty -- (a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent")

Sense 2
hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference -- (any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome)
       => obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta -- (any structure that makes progress difficult)

Sense 3
hindrance, hinderance, interference -- (the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding)
       => act, deed, human action, human activity -- (something that people do or cause to happen)

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