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hindrance

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhindrancehin‧drance /ˈhɪndrəns/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable]PROBLEM something or someone that makes it difficult for you to do somethinghindrance to 🔊 The floods have been a major hindrance to relief efforts. 🔊 A degree is more of a hindrance than a help in British industry.2 [uncountable] formalPROBLEM the act of making it difficult for someone to do something 🔊 Visitors are allowed to wander without hindrance. without let or hindrance at let2(2)
Examples from the Corpus
hindranceToo much speed will certainly be a hindrance to most - but not all - models.I concentrated on my career, feeling that a family would be a hindrance.Pistols might be secondary, even a hindrance.The girls wanted to set the table, but they were more of a hindrance than a help.The vastness was otherwise a hindrance, however, like shoes five sizes too big.He allowed photographers to take these pictures without any hindrance at all.The biggest hindrance to economic reform has been the lack of access to U.S. markets.Furthermore, within the range of duties which the State owes its citizens, failure to help is hindrance.The country's poor infrastructure is a major hindrance to importers.A major hindrance is that cable systems tend to be proprietary and not well interconnected.The commentator even remarked on the fact that the two loose horses leading the field had caused no hindrance.Such people are looking for help, not hindrance, from the Government.America's top golfers played well despite the hindrance of early morning mist.Travelers can move through the country without hindrance.
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