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hindrance

[hin-druh ns] /ˈhɪn drəns/
noun
1.
an impeding, stopping, preventing, or the like.
2.
the state of being hindered.
3.
a person or thing that hinders.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English hinderaunce. See hinder1, -ance
Synonyms
3. impediment, encumbrance, obstruction, check; restraint. See obstacle.
Antonyms
3. aid.
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  • Others predict a more gloomy and slackening future, dotted with predictable hindrances.
  • But the biggest hindrances are technology and scale.
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  • Research and policy efforts are now shifting toward addressing these limitations and hindrances.
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  • At this point in time, the rural economy does not need any further hindrances.
  • The site is located on desert land with scrub brush and is clear of any hindrances.
British Dictionary definitions for hindrances

hindrance

/ˈhɪndrəns/
noun
1.
an obstruction or snag; impediment
2.
the act of hindering; prevention
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Word Origin and History for hindrances

hindrance

n.

mid-15c., a hybrid from hindren, from same root as hinder (v.), on model of French-derived words in -ance.

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