[ hin-der-ing ]
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  1. 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.

Origin of hindering

First recorded in 1350–1400; hinder1 + -ing2 for the adjective senses; hinder1 + -ing1 for the noun sense

Other words from hindering

  • hin·der·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·hin·der·ing, adjective
  • un·hin·der·ing·ly, adverb

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