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Synonyms for hindrance
ˈhɪn drəns

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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 for "hindrance":

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

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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. Hazlitt:

    The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others.

  3. Carl DeHaven:

    Challenge There is none among us that doesn't haven something to deal with. The hindrance can be as minor as a hangnail or as major as a stroke. Having a situation that needs to be overcome can be a challenge. Having a test that needs to be passed can be a challenge . Having a family situations that needs to be resolved can be a challenge. Our lives at times feel to be a series of challenges. One after another and at times a lot simultaneously. In every case it's our attitude that determines how we see it. To choose a good attitude be a good thing. Know Yer Loved, CWD

  4. Alan Solow:

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

  5. Plato:

    Too much attention to health is a hindrance to learning, to invention, and to studies of any kind, for we are always feeling suspicious shootings and swimmings in our heads, and we are prone to blame studies from them.


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