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Hinderance

noun
1.
Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.  Synonyms: balk, baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hindrance, impediment.
2.
Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.  Synonyms: encumbrance, hindrance, hitch, incumbrance, interference, preventative, preventive.
3.
The act of hindering or obstructing or impeding.  Synonyms: hindrance, interference.






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"Hinderance" Quotes from Famous Books



... to meete, would vse such kinde embracements, such strange, often, and earnest tokenings, and such heartie laughters, and other passionate gestures, that their want of a tongue, seemed rather an hinderance to others conceiuing them, then to ...
— The Survey of Cornwall • Richard Carew

... in length from east to west, and 9 leagues broad, being in lat. 12 deg. 40' N. on its north side. This northern side runs east and west, somewhat inclined towards the north-west and south-east The coast is all very clear without rocks and shoals, or any other hinderance to navigation. The anchoring ground in the road is sand, stony in some places, but not of such a nature as to cut the cables. On this side the north wind blows with such force as to raise up great heaps of sand over the ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VI - Early English Voyages Of Discovery To America • Robert Kerr



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