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(Entry 1 of 2)

being at or in the part of something opposite the front part
  • the animal's case of mange was especially bad in its hinder parts

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Synonyms & Antonyms of hinder (Entry 2 of 2)

to create difficulty for the work or activity of
  • was not hindered by a lack of money because she could use what food she had on hand

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hinder, impede, obstruct, block mean to interfere with the activity or progress of. hinder stresses causing harmful or annoying delay or interference with progress. rain hindered the climb impede implies making forward progress difficult by clogging, hampering, or fettering. tight clothing that impedes movement obstruct implies interfering with something in motion or in progress by the sometimes intentional placing of obstacles in the way. the view was obstructed by billboards block implies complete obstruction to passage or progress. a landslide blocked the road

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The first known use of hinder was before the 12th century

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“Hinder.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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