1. The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered.
2. That which hinders; an impediment.
What various hindrances we meet. --Cowper.
Something between a hindrance and a help. --Wordsworth.
Syn: -- Impediment; obstruction; obstacle; difficulty; interruption; check; delay; restraint.
n 1: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action
or progress [syn: deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk,
2: any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome [syn: hitch,
preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance,
3: the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding [syn: interference]