causing delay, interruption, or difficulty in some process or movement; hampering or impeding: Once the hindering factors of misinformation and prejudice are discarded, we can rebuild the party in a more unified way.
preventing an act or event; stopping someone from doing something: The time slot for the show was also a hindering block to viewing, as audiences didn't want to watch it at 5 a.m.
the act of hampering or preventing someone’s action or movement or some event or process: The extra paperwork is a nuisance, but not an actual hindering of the project.
- hin·der·ing·ly, adverb
- un·hin·der·ing, adjective
- un·hin·der·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use hindering in a sentence
A similar uptick in the coming days could again hinder Maryland’s ability to start on-field preparation for Hoosiers.Maryland football is ‘committed to getting back,’ but timeline for return is unclear | Emily Giambalvo | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Apple customers have asked a California federal court to give final approval to a class settlement calling for the company to pay between $310 million and $500 million to resolve allegations it hindered the battery performance of older iPhones.Apple to pay $113 million to settle claims over iPhone ‘batterygate’ | Verne Kopytoff | November 18, 2020 | Fortune
“Attempts to hinder voters from casting ballots by spreading misinformation is illegal and will not be tolerated,” James noted.
This may result in creating pages about very similar topics or an excess of content and pages that are hard to maintain and difficult for users to navigate, ultimately hindering the experience you were trying to improve in the first place.What passage indexing and natural language processing mean for the future of SEO | George Nguyen | October 27, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Another flu season could strain hospitals further, hindering their ability to treat a surge of Covid-19 patients.How pandemic fatigue and polarization led to Wisconsin’s massive Covid-19 outbreak | German Lopez | October 23, 2020 | Vox
For some, age may be hindering—but for these ladies, age is just a number.These Ladies May Be Old, But They Have More Style Than You | Erin Cunningham | April 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even worse, wearing a corset could actually end up hindering weight loss goals.You Should Probably Pass on This Whole ‘Corset Diet’ Fad | Emily Shire | January 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In rural India, or rural Africa, the lack of access to banks is hindering development.How Jeroo Billimoria Is Turning Poor Kids Into Savers | Daniel Gross | March 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
By concealing past mistakes, the nation may be hindering investigations, writes Christopher Dickey.
Ten hours ago I was coming out of the hills with a serious problem that was hindering my work.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
The sucking-fish of these men is their hindering corruption.Theodoric the Goth | Thomas Hodgkin
Steevens quotes Beaumont and Fletcher to this effect, and this will probably explain the epithet "hindering."The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare | Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
For to a man well mounted the lion is only dangerous in thicket, or jungle, hindering free action to the horse.The Vee-Boers | Mayne Reid
Such folks don't stop to think about themselves, except to be thinking of helping and not hindering.Quiet Talks with World Winners | S. D. Gordon