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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hin-der]
    • /ˈhɪn dər/
    • /ˈhɪn.dər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hin-der]
    • /ˈhɪn dər/

Definitions of hindered word

  • verb with object hindered to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede: The storm hindered our progress. 1
  • verb with object hindered to prevent from doing, acting, or happening; stop: to hinder a man from committing a crime. 1
  • verb without object hindered to be an obstacle or impediment. 1
  • noun hindered Simple past tense and past participle of hinder. 1

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Origin of hindered

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English hindren, Old English hindrian “to hold back,” equivalent to hinder hinder2 + -ian causative verb suffix

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Parts of speech for Hindered


hindered popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for hindered

adjective hindered

  • disadvantaged — lacking the normal or usual necessities and comforts of life, as proper housing, educational opportunities, job security, adequate medical care, etc.: The government extends help to disadvantaged minorities.
  • slow — moving or proceeding with little or less than usual speed or velocity: a slow train.
  • debilitated — in a severely weakened state
  • unpunctual — strictly observant of an appointed or regular time; not late; prompt.
  • frustrated — Obsolete. frustrated.

Antonyms for hindered

adjective hindered

  • unhampered — to hold back; hinder; impede: A steady rain hampered the progress of the work.
  • uncaged — not confined in a cage.
  • outsting — to prick or wound with a sharp-pointed, often venom-bearing organ.
  • on one's own — of, relating to, or belonging to oneself or itself (usually used after a possessive to emphasize the idea of ownership, interest, or relation conveyed by the possessive): He spent only his own money.
  • clear — Something that is clear is easy to understand, see, or hear.

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