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Synonyms for hindrance
ˈhɪn drənshin·drance

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicapnoun

    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, interferencenoun

    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, interferencenoun

    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

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hindrancenoun

    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. Zhuang Deshui:

    Corruption is the biggest hindrance to China's reforms, in reality, the anti-corruption campaign is the fight against interest groups and to change the present distribution system of power.

  2. 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.

  3. Philadelphia City Councilmember Derek Green:

    The two-year-old measure, offered as a vehicle to help drive diversity within the City's police force, has been a hindrance in addressing critical staffing shortages within both the Philadelphia City Police and Prisons Departments.

  4. Plato:

    Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.

  5. 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.


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