Learner's definition of HINDRANCE
1 [count] : a person or thing that makes a situation difficult : a person or thing that hinders someone or something
— often + to
She wanted to sign up for the class, but the cost was a hindrance. [=the class cost too much]
Is my presence here a help or a hindrance?
2 [noncount] : the act of making it difficult for someone to act or for something to be done : the act of hindering someone or something