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  • n. One who, or that which, hinders.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, hinders.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which hinders.

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Examples

  • If this theory be right, then Voltaire must naturally be abhorred by all persons who hold it, as a perverse and mischievous hinderer of light.

    Voltaire

  • Is it helpful or a hinderer to the political process?

    Romney to give Mormon speech

  • His head, shoulders, yea all his utmost strength he employeth, to remove that over-heavy hinderer of his libertie: but all his labour beeing spent in vaine, sorrow threw him in a swoond upon the Byshoppes dead body, where if both of them might at that instant have bin observed, the Arch-byshops dead bodie, and Andrea in greefe dying, very hardly had bene distinguished.

    The Decameron

  • But one foreign bank cited the control of the banking infrastructure by the domestic banks as a hinderer of change.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Proceeding in the same train of thought I may remark that the word deon (obligation) has a meaning which is the opposite of all the other appellations of good; for deon is here a species of good, and is, nevertheless, the chain (desmos) or hinderer of motion, and therefore own brother of blaberon.

    The CRATYLUS

  • What is "Men's damager, words 'hinderer, and yet words' arouser?"

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • [Sidenote: Discord in an armie the hinderer of all profitable enterprises.] if the two kings had not doone their best to appease the fraie begun.

    Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (6 of 12) Richard the First

  • And this man, formerly a hinderer in the Divine plan, becomes a spiritual giant.

    The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit

  • God said: "I will make man a helpmate," a partner, a helper, not a hinderer to success in any way.

    The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation

  • But my philosophy has not yet reached the acute stage that will enable me to see a door-mat in its true character as a hinderer of the development of souls, and I like to wipe my shoes.

    The Solitary Summer

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