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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hindrance \Hin"drance\, n. [See Hinder, v. t.] 1. The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered. [1913 Webster] 2. That which hinders; an impediment. [1913 Webster] What various hindrances we meet. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Something between a hindrance and a help. --Wordsworth. Syn: Impediment; obstruction; obstacle; difficulty; interruption; check; delay; restraint. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "hindrance": afterthought, arrest, arrestation, barrier, bind, block, blockage, bureaucratic delay, check, clog, constraint, control, cooling, cooling down, cooling off, cumbrance, curb, curtailment, deceleration, delay, delayage, delayed reaction, detention, deterrent, double take, dragging, drawback, encumbrance, halt, hang-up, hitch, holdup, impedance, impediment, inhibition, injunction, interdict, interim, jam, lag, lagging, legal restraint, limitation, logjam, monopoly, moratorium, obstacle, obstruction, paperasserie, pause, prevention, prohibition, protection, protectionism, protective tariff, rationing, red tape, red-tapeism, red-tapery, rein, reprieve, respite, restraint, restraint of trade, retardance, retardation, retrenchment, self-control, slow-up, slowdown, slowing down, slowness, snag, stay, stay of execution, stop, stoppage, suspension, tariff wall, thought control, tie-up, time lag, wait