hindering (part of speech: verb)
deterring, constraining, snagging, crippling, fouling, barring, catching, choking, congesting, hampering, dragging, damming, bottleneck, braking, bunging, plugging, baffling, snarling, tangling, handicapping, detaining, frustrating, cramping, entangling, delaying, constipating, bottlenecking, curbing, hamstringing, miring, thwarting, stopping, restricting, paralyzing, interrupting, impairing, burdensome, burdening, jamming, fettering, blocking, complicating, encumbering, restraining, clogging, staying, entrapping, crimping
opposing (part of speech: verb)
defying, checking, conflicting, antagonizing, confronting, hindering, countering, objecting, counterattacking, crossing, meddling, disputing, intercepting, impeding, opposing, contradicting, resisting, interfering, repulsing, oppressing, fighting, repressing, inhibiting, repelling, counteracting, rebuffing, disagreeing, challenging, suppressing, protesting
- For the sake of Sadie, bring this strong pillar obstructing her way to thyself. - "Ester Ried", Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden).
- The hand may do its work without irritating and obstructing the eye; and the foot run on its errands without mistrusting the ear. - "The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians", G. G. Findlay.
- The principle, according to which population increases, prevents the vices of mankind, or the accidents of nature, the partial evils arising from general laws, from obstructing the high purpose of the creation. - "An Essay on the Principle of Population", Thomas Malthus.