Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 706 (Hindrance)

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#706. Hindrance. -- N. prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage; embolus, embolism [medical]; infarct [medical]; interruption, interception, interclusion|; hindrance, impedition|; retardment[obs], retardation; embarrassment, oppilation|!; coarctation[obs], stricture, restriction; restraint &c. 751; inhibition &c. 761; blockade &c. (closure) 261.

interference, interposition; obtrusion; discouragement, discountenance.

impediment, let, obstacle, obstruction, knot, knag[obs]; check, hitch, contretemps, screw loose, grit in the oil.

bar, stile, barrier;

[barrier to vehicles] turnstile, turnpike; gate, portcullis.

beaver dam; trocha[obs]; barricade &c. (defense) 717; wall, dead wall, sea wall, levee breakwater, groyne[obs]; bulkhead, block, buffer; stopper &c. 263; boom, dam, weir, burrock[obs].

drawback, objection; stumbling-block, stumbling-stone; lion in the path, snag; snags and sawyers.

encumbrance, incumbrance[obs]; clog, skid, shoe, spoke; drag, drag chain, drag weight; stay, stop; preventive, prophylactic; load, burden, fardel[obs], onus, millstone round one's neck, impedimenta; dead weight; lumber, pack; nightmare, Ephialtes[obs], incubus, old man of the sea; remora.

difficulty &c. 704; insuperable &c. 471; obstacle; estoppel [Law]; ill wind; head wind &c. (opposition) 708; trammel, tether &c. (means of restraint) 752; hold back, counterpoise.

[person who hinders] damper, wet blanket, hinderer, marplot, killjoy; party pooper[coll]; party crasher, interloper.

trail of a red herring; opponent &c. 710.

V. hinder, impede, filibuster [U.S.], impedite[obs], embarrass.

keep off, stave off, ward off; obviate; avert, antevert|; turn aside, draw off, prevent, forefend, nip in the bud; retard, slacken, check, let; counteract, countercheck[obs]; preclude, debar, foreclose, estop[Law]; inhibit &c. 761; shackle &c. (restrain) 751; restrict.

obstruct, stop, stay, bar, bolt, lock; block, block up; choke off; belay, barricade; block the way, bar the way, stop the way; forelay[obs]; dam up &c. (close) 261; put on the brake &c. n.; scotch the wheel, lock the wheel, put a spoke in the wheel; put a stop to &c. 142; traverse, contravene; interrupt, intercept; oppose &c. 708; hedge in, hedge round; cut off; inerclude|.

interpose, interfere, intermeddle &c. 682.

cramp, hamper; clog, clog the wheels; cumber; encumber, incumber; handicap; choke; saddle with, load with; overload, lay; lumber, trammel, tie one's hands, put to inconvenience; incommode, discommode; discompose; hustle, corner, drive into a corner.

run foul of, fall foul of; cross the path of, break in upon.

thwart, frustrate, disconcert, balk, foil; faze, feaze[obs], feeze [obs][U.S.]; baffle, snub, override, circumvent; defeat &c. 731; spike guns &c. (render useless) 645; spoil, mar, clip the wings of; cripple &c. (injure) 659; put an extinguisher on; damp; dishearten &c (dissuade) 616; discountenance, throw cold water on, spoil sport; lay a wet blanket, throw a wet blanket on; cut the ground from under one, take the wind out of one's sails, undermine; be in the way of, stand in the way of; act as a drag; hang like a millstone round one's neck.

Adj. hindering &c. v.; obstructive, obstruent[obs]; impeditive[obs], impedient[obs]; intercipient|; prophylactic &c. (remedial) 662; impedimentary.

in the way of, unfavorable; onerous, burdensome; cumbrous, cumbersome; obtrusive.

hindered &c v.; windbound[obs], waterlogged, heavy laden; hard pressed.

unassisted &c. (see assist &c. 707); single-handed, alone; deserted &c. 624.

Phr. occurrent nubes[Lat].