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Synonyms of 'hindrance'

(noun) 
Definition
an obstruction or snag
Higher rates have been a hindrance to economic recovery.
Synonyms
obstacle
Overcrowding remains a large obstacle to improving conditions.
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check
There is a check on the number of people allowed in the venue.
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bar
one of the fundamental bars to communication
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block
a block to peace
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difficulty
The main difficulty has been getting enough students to try out the scheme.
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barrier
Duties and taxes are the most obvious barriers to free trade.
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handicap
Being a foreigner was not a handicap.
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limitation
There is to be no limitation on the number of opposition parties.
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restraint
A Bill of Rights would act as a restraint on judicial power.
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hitch
The five-hour operation went without a hitch.
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drawback
The only drawback was that the apartment was too small.
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snag
A police crackdown hit a snag when villains stole one of their cars.
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deterrent
They seriously believe that capital punishment is a deterrent.
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interruption
The sudden interruption stopped her in mid-flow.
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obstruction
Americans viewed the army as an obstruction to legitimate economic development.
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stumbling block
Perhaps the major stumbling block is the military presence.
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impediment
There is no legal impediment to the marriage.
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encumbrance
the encumbrance of an ankle-length dress
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of bar
Definition
anything that obstructs or prevents
one of the fundamental bars to communication
in the sense of barrier
Definition
anything that separates or hinders union
Duties and taxes are the most obvious barriers to free trade.
in the sense of block
Definition
an obstruction or hindrance
a block to peace

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