Hindrance in a sentence as a noun

People like you are outright hindrance to science and progress.

Yes. It's a hindrance to most life paths that don't involve full-time employment.

My opinion is that your deference to such a strict definition of civility is really a hindrance to civil discourse.

If it's not a major hindrance, then is limiting the hiring pool in fact irrational?I do not see this being answered adequately and directly.

If backwards compatibility is such a big hindrance in switching from 2 to 3, why not ship a v2 legacy fallback interpreter along with the new stuff?

That doesn't necessarily mean working flat out all the time, it means being mindful of the people around you and what they're hoping to accomplish and then making sure your actions are a help and not a hindrance.

I meant that for Microsoft specifically their dominance of the enterprise over the past 15+ years has been milked for everything it is worth and has now become a hindrance to them, keeping them stuck in a narrowing rut.

Once you reach a certain level of skill it can become a hindrance: you develop an extremely low tolerance for anything that doesn't catch you as interesting within a few seconds, and you start speed-reading absolutely everything.

It is perfectly obvious that the bird is surrounded by a network of systematically related barriers, no one of which would be the least hindrance to its flight, but which, by their relations to each other, are as confining as the solid walls of a dungeon.

However, her poor academic ability proved no hindrance, since the same administrator who had arranged her admission also wrangled her a quick entrance into a special honors program he personally ran, containing just 40 of the 3500 students in her year.

Hindrance definitions


something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

See also: hinderance deterrent impediment balk baulk check handicap


any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

See also: hinderance hitch preventive preventative encumbrance incumbrance interference


the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

See also: hinderance interference