What are some alternative words for hindrance?

Synonyms for hindrance
ˈhɪn drəns

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term hindrance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap(noun)

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

    Synonyms:
    hitch, verification, impedimenta, stoppage, disability, halt, chip, tab, handicap, arrest, tick, check-out procedure, confirmation, impairment, check mark, impediment, rafter, obstruction, baulk, checkout, hinderance, curb, chit, stop, disablement, cheque, obstructer, substantiation, stay, obstructor, deterrent, encumbrance, balk, preventive, incumbrance, bank check, preventative, interference, assay, bridle, check

  2. hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference(noun)

    any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

    Synonyms:
    hitch, birth control device, enlistment, stoppage, prophylactic device, halt, interference, handicap, arrest, impediment, duty tour, disturbance, load, rub, tour of duty, baulk, term of enlistment, hobble, tour, hinderance, intervention, stop, prophylactic, onus, limp, stay, hang-up, deterrent, encumbrance, contraceptive device, balk, contraceptive, preventive, incumbrance, noise, preventative, snag, burden, check

  3. hindrance, hinderance, interference(noun)

    the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

    Synonyms:
    impediment, baulk, disturbance, interference, deterrent, preventive, hitch, intervention, handicap, balk, check, preventative, incumbrance, encumbrance, hinderance, noise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hindrance

    A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.

    Synonyms:
    bar, barricade, barrier, breastwork, bulwark, obstacle, obstruction, parapet, prohibition, rampart, restraint, restriction

    Antonyms:
    admittance, entrance, opening, passage, road, thoroughfare, transit, way

    Preposition:
    A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hindrance(n)

    Synonyms:
    retardation, hindering, obstacle, impediment, obstruction, restraint, frustration, encumbrance, check

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    obstacle, impediment, barrier, obstruction, hurdle, hampers, brake, nuisance

How to pronounce hindrance?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say hindrance in sign language?

  1. hindrance

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#272check
#1001stay
#1038stop
#1042bar
#1080tour
#2135load
#2514checkout
#3061noise
#3459disability
#3712chip
#3829tab
#5354confirmation
#5406intervention
#5448verification
#6303burden
#6517brake
#7079barrier
#7523arrest
#7800restriction
#8570cheque
#8714interference
#10852tick
#10997impairment
#11695preventive
#11832assay
#12551curb
#12745rub
#12795prohibition
#12951handicap
#13959halt
#14374disturbance
#14594hitch
#15035restraint
#15920limp
#16523obstacle
#18349nuisance
#18389chit
#18633obstruction
#20165hampers
#22938contraceptive
#23847preventative
#25605hurdle
#28533deterrent
#33918snag
#37428bridle
#38554impediment
#41481prophylactic
#43221enlistment
#43279barricade
#44049onus
#44966hindrance
#48365stoppage
#53908balk
#54917rampart
#56554encumbrance
#57912rafter
#66783substantiation
#71523disablement
#73231parapet
#77590bulwark
#99268hobble
#197935baulk
#204694hinderance

How to use hindrance in a sentence?

  1. Bruce Lee, Quotation from the book: (The Art of Jeet Kune Do) by Bruce Lee:

    The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action. There is no fixed teaching. All I can provide is an appropriate medicine for a particular ailment.

  2. Alan Solow:

    It will only be a hindrance to her politics in the sense that it will create a talking point.

  3. Bruce Lee:

    The consciousness of "self" is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action

  4. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Only two unhappy people can be happy with each other, because they are dependent on the 'other' for happiness. Only an INDIVIDUAL relishes in his own presence, the 'other' is a hindrance to his freedom. He doesn't fit with the society, he stands out from the mediocre, he lives in 'totality' and celebrates in aloneness.

  5. John Stuart Mill:

    The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement, being in unceasing antagonism to that disposition to aim at something better than customary,....


Translations for hindrance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for hindrance »

Translation

Find a translation for the hindrance synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of hindrance

  1. hindrance
    hindrance
    hindrance
    hindrance
    hindrance

Discuss these hindrance synonyms with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"hindrance." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 5 Jun 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/hindrance>.

Are we missing a good synonym for hindrance?

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for hindrance:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.