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Definition of "hindrance" []

  • The act of hindering. (noun)
  • The condition of being hindered. (noun)
  • One that hinders; an impediment. See Synonyms at obstacle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hindrance" in a sentence
  • "Another hindrance is the way the United States handles its customs administration, where uncertainty as to rate of duty and delay in getting goods through the customs often makes it impractical, if not impossible, for the businessman to ship his goods to that market."
  • "The old Buddhist manuals called that a hindrance — a hindrance is basically any story that you believe instead of what is actually happening."
  • "High prices of cellular data services have been the main hindrance to mainstream adoption of such services thus far."