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Synonyms for hamper
ˈhæm pər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shackle, bond, hamper, trammel(noun)

    a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

    Synonyms:
    bail, bond certificate, bond paper, adherence, bail bond, chemical bond, shackle, adhesiveness, alliance, adhesion, trammel, bond, trammel net, attachment

  2. hamper(verb)

    a basket usually with a cover

    Synonyms:
    shackle, trammel, bond

  3. hamper, halter, cramp, strangle(verb)

    prevent the progress or free movement of

    "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"

    Synonyms:
    halter, smother, suffocate, choke, cramp, gag, stifle, strangle, throttle, repress, handicap, hinder, strangulate, muffle

  4. handicap, hinder, hamper(verb)

    put at a disadvantage

    "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"

    Synonyms:
    impede, block, invalid, cramp, embarrass, stymy, stymie, incapacitate, strangle, halter, handicap, hinder, obstruct, blockade, disable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hamper

    To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.

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    Synonyms:
    baffle, balk, bar, block, check, clog, counteract, delay, embarrass, encumber, foil, frustrate, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

    Preposition:
    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hamper

    Synonyms:
    hinder

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hamper(n.)

    Synonyms:
    crate

  2. hamper(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fetter, shackle, clog, chain

  3. hamper(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    shackle, fetter, entangle, clog, encumber, restrain, hinder, impede, clog

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    hinder, impede, obstruct, inhibit, impair, prevent, basket, interfere, constrain, undermine, disrupt, block

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Translations for hamper

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  • HindernisGerman
  • korbo, malhelpiEsperanto
  • cesta, estorbar, canasta, obstaculizarSpanish
  • takistama, segamaEstonian
  • estää, pidäke, vaikeuttaa, kori, este, [[panna]] [[koriin]], kahlita, haitataFinnish
  • obstacleFrench
  • gátolHungarian
  • կողով, զամբյուղArmenian
  • tokanga, whakatomoMāori
  • wasmand, waarloos, korf, hindernis, inkorven, blokkeren, mand, beletsel, pakmand, obstakel, sluitmand, struikelblokDutch
  • impedir, seira, estorvar, obstruir, balaio, canastraPortuguese
  • корзина, затруднятьRussian
  • hämma, hindraSwedish

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