to be an obstacle or impediment.
- hin·der·er, noun
Other definitions for hinder (2 of 2)
situated at the rear or back; posterior: the hinder part of a carcass.
Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S. the buttocks.
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How to use hinder in a sentence
Potholes are common in the rainy region as well as a heavy fog that often hinders visibility.
Or a sibling may have a learning disability that hinders his or her efforts.
Business claims that uncertainty in fiscal policy hinders its ability to make plans and invest.Mystery Solved: Here’s Why Big Business Keeps Supporting Republicans Even as Republicans Destroy the Economy | Daniel Gross | October 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Dr. Elahi argued that the lack of access to the law also hinders medical efforts in rural areas.Female Judges From Around the Globe Convene in D.C. | Eve Conant | April 2, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
It hinders the immune system, causes insomnia, and speeds the atrophy of the brain, to name a few.
Let me undeceive those who think thus, and let them go on reading, if nothing but such a fear hinders them.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils
Naturally the question of marriage arose at once, and, if nothing hinders it, our wedding is to take place in the summer.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
As the sex organs are also the channels for the elimination of waste, exaggerated modesty often hinders discussion.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
It hinders others who are clearer intellectually: they see and despise the mistakes, and are not inspired by the purpose.The College, the Market, and the Court | Caroline H. Dall
What hinders these women from rushing to the help of one another, just as two drops of water on a leaf rush together and make one?
British Dictionary definitions for hinder (1 of 2)
to be or get in the way of (someone or something); hamper
(tr) to prevent
- hinderer, noun
- hindering, adjective, noun
British Dictionary definitions for hinder (2 of 2)
(prenominal) situated at or further towards the back or rear; posterior: the hinder parts
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