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hindrance

hin·drance

hindrance

 
pronunciation:
hIn drns
part of speech: noun
definition: someone or something that slows or stops progress.
His lack of effort was a hindrance to our plans.
synonyms:
block, obstacle, obstruction
antonyms:
aid, assistance, help
similar words:
bar, barrier, curb, drawback, embargo, handicap, hitch, interference