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hindrance

hin·drance

hindrance

 
pronunciation:
hIn drns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: someone or something that acts as an obstacle, as to an action or goal.
His presence was a hindrance to our plans.
synonyms:
balk, block, encumbrance, impediment, obstacle, obstruction, stumbling block
antonyms:
aid, assistance, help
similar words:
bar, barrier, clog, constraint, curb, discouragement, drawback, embargo, handicap, hitch, interference, restraint, snag
definition 2: the act of hindering or the condition of being hindered.
synonyms:
blockage, interference, obstruction
antonyms:
aid, assistance, furtherance, help
similar words:
constraint, encumbrance, restraint, retardation, trammel