hinder Definition

  • 1create difficulties for (someone or something), resulting in delay or obstruction
  • 2be an obstacle to

Using hinder: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hinder" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The bad weather hindered our progress.

  • Example

    Her lack of experience hindered her chances of getting the job.

  • Example

    The new regulations are hindering business growth.

  • Example

    The language barrier hindered communication between the two groups.

hinder Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for hinder

Phrases with hinder

  • hinder someone's progress

    to create obstacles that slow down or prevent someone from achieving their goals


    His lack of qualifications hindered his progress in his career.

  • to make it difficult or impossible for someone to do something


    The noise from the construction site hindered her ability to concentrate on her work.

  • to slow down or prevent the growth or progress of something


    The lack of funding is hindering the development of new technologies.

Origins of hinder

from Old English 'hindrian', meaning 'to harm, injure, impair'


Summary: hinder in Brief

'Hinder' [ˈhɪndər] is a verb that means to create difficulties or obstacles that result in delay or obstruction. It can be used to describe anything from bad weather hindering progress to a lack of experience hindering job prospects. Common phrases include 'hinder someone's progress,' 'hinder someone's ability to do something,' and 'hinder the development of something.'

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