hindering (part of speech: verb)
deterring, burdening, entangling, congesting, entrapping, dragging, thwarting, fettering, staying, catching, restricting, detaining, braking, constraining, clogging, crimping, curbing, snagging, tangling, barring, bottlenecking, miring, choking, frustrating, encumbering, delaying, bunging, bottleneck, baffling, blocking, restraining, burdensome, stopping, jamming, plugging, snarling, damming, fouling, complicating, interrupting, constipating
de-motivating (part of speech: verb)
restraining (part of speech: verb)
opposing (part of speech: verb)
defying, checking, conflicting, antagonizing, confronting, impeding, countering, obstructing, counterattacking, crossing, objecting, disputing, interfering, inhibiting, opposing, contradicting, resisting, meddling, repulsing, oppressing, fighting, repressing, intercepting, repelling, counteracting, rebuffing, disagreeing, challenging, suppressing, protesting
oppositional (part of speech: adjective)
retaining (part of speech: verb)
disabling (part of speech: verb)
enfeebling, invalidating, deadening, tampering, disarming, hobbling, benumbing, neutralizing, crippling, weakening, abrogating, handicapping, botching, cramping, undermining, scotching, hampering, vitiating, incapacitating, prostrating, hamstringing, sapping, impairing, anesthetizing, dulling, disabling, screwing up, stunning, paralyzing, laming, stupefying
slowing (part of speech: verb)
- She heard him fling the bag down on the seat, and turn away towards the village, without hindering himself for a single pace. - "Desperate Remedies", Thomas Hardy.
- Moreover, the one friend and helper who had never failed them before, Mr. Audley, had not been seen since he had looked in before early service; and altogether the wretchedness and perplexity of that day had been such, that it was no wonder that even Felix and Wilmet had scarcely spirits or temper for the only task that seemed at present left them, the hindering their juniors from making themselves obnoxious. - "The Pillars of the House, V1", Charlotte M. Yonge.
- They plodded on heavily, making fair progress in spite of the hindering sand. - "The Bronze Bell", Louis Joseph Vance.