Hindrance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhɪndrəns|  American pronunciation of the word hindrance
Brit.  |ˈhɪndr(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word hindrance

noun

- something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress (syn: balk, baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, impediment)
- any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome (syn: encumbrance, hitch, interference, preventative, preventive)
- the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding (syn: interference)

Examples

Is my presence here a help or a hindrance?

...made a survey of all the hindrances to wheelchair access, such as curbs and stairs...

She is more of a hindrance than a help.

The high price is a major hindrance to potential buyers.

The floods have been a major hindrance to relief efforts.

A degree is more of a hindrance than a help in British industry.

He's been more of a hindrance than a help.

Visitors are allowed to wander without hindrance.

Word forms

noun
singular: hindrance
plural: hindrances
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