[syn: hindrance, hinderance, interference]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hinderance \Hin"der*ance\ n.
Same as Hindrance.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action
or progress [syn: hindrance, hinderance, deterrent,
impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap]
2: any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome [syn:
hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive,
preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference]
3: the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding [syn:
hindrance, hinderance, interference]