Definition of hindrance
- hindrance of speech
- a hindrance to learning
- should be allowed to live where he chooses without hindrance
Is my presence here a help or a hindrance?
made a survey of all the hindrances to wheelchair access, such as curbs and stairs
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balk, bar, block, chain, clog, cramp, crimp, deterrent, drag, embarrassment, encumbrance, fetter, handicap, holdback, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, shackles, stop, stumbling block, trammel;
: a person or thing that makes a situation difficult : a person or thing that hinders someone or something
: the act of making it difficult for someone to act or for something to be done : the act of hindering someone or something
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