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Synonyms for barrier
ˈbær i ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrier(noun)

    a structure or object that impedes free movement


  2. barrier, roadblock(noun)

    any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective

    "intolerance is a barrier to understanding"

    roadblock, barricade

  3. barrier(noun)

    anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. barrier

    A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.

    bar, barricade, breastwork, bulwark, hindrance, obstacle, obstruction, parapet, prohibition, rampart, restraint, restriction

    admittance, entrance, opening, passage, road, thoroughfare, transit, way

    A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. barrier(n.)

    obstruction, obstacle, hinderance, bar, BARRICADE, stop, impediment

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. barrier(n)

    obstruction, impediment, obstacle, hindrance, barricade

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  1. Angelino Alfano:

    We worked to save the right to circulate at Brenner, to clarify issues and avoid a crisis with Austria, there's no need for any kind of barrier at Brenner.

  2. Joseph Ravenell:

    Medical mistrust has been an important barrier to African-Americans seeking health care, and so the barbershop -- where men go on a monthly basis and have an opportunity to develop a rapport with a trusted key opinion leader in the community -- that rapport is a perfect foundation for talking about health, we know that when it comes to people being receptive to health messages, the setting and the mood that people are in can have an impact on how open they are to receiving those messages.

  3. Robert Kennedy Jr.:

    The checks and balances in our democratic system that are supposed stand between corporate power and our little children have been removed, and there's only one barrier left and that's the parents.

  4. Kamala Harris:

    We had over 200 years of slavery, we had Jim Crow for almost a century. We had legalized discrimination, segregation and now we have segregation and discrimination that is not legal but still exists and is a barrier to progress. We have disparities around housing. We have disparities around education. We have disparities around income. And we have to recognize that everybody did not start out on an equal footing in this country. And in particular black people have not.

  5. The NFL Waller:

    The major issue for us is the enormous time zone barrier to allowing fans to engage in the game live.

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