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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something that interferes with or delays action or progress.

Usage examples (39)
  • A humble birth is no hindrance to greatness.
  • High prices of cellular data services have been the main hindrance to mainstream adoption of such services thus far.
  • The "what withholdeth" refers to the general hindrance; "he who now letteth," to the person in whom that hindrance is summed up.
  • Another hindrance is the dullness and opacity of our own minds. for more
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