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hinder

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of hinder

  1. 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 Synonyms of hinder aft, after, hind, back, hindmost, posterior, rear, rearwardWords Related to hinder dorsalNear Antonyms of hinder ventralAntonyms of hinder anterior, fore, forward, front, frontal


hinder

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hinder

  1. 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 Synonyms of hinder clog, cramp, embarrass, encumber, fetter, handcuff, handicap, hamper, hobble, hog-tie, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, short-circuit, stymie, tie up, trammelWords Related to hinder balk, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; bind, chain, halter, leash, tether, tie; arrest, brake, delay, retain, retard; barricade, block, blockade, roadblock; bog (down), mire; choke, smother, stifle, strangle, suffocate; baffle, foil, frustrate, stump, thwart; derail, disrupt, sabotage; muzzle, repress, suppress; confine, hedge (in), hem (in)Near Antonyms of hinder clear, make way, open, unclog, unplug, unstop; free, liberate, release, untie; loosen, smooth; encourage, further, promoteAntonyms of hinder aid, assist, facilitate, help

Synonym Discussion of hinder

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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