Hindrance | A word a day

Hinder (verb)

To hinder is to delay, slow down, hamper or retard.

  • Heavy snow hindered the progress of vehicles.
  • You must develop good eating habits if you do not want health problems to hinder your career growth.
  • Lack of nutrition hinders the mental and physical development of millions of poor children.

Hindrance (noun)

Hindrance can mean stumbling block, impediment, obstacle, obstruction, limitation, restriction etc.

  • Lack of education could be a hindrance to your career.
  • Lack of funding was the main hindrance to the execution of the project.

Hindrance has a plural form – hindrances

  • Poverty and illiteracy are the main hindrances to the development of a nation.

Note that after hindrance we use the preposition ‘to’.

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