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Synonyms for barrier
ˈbær i ərbar·ri·er

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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.

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

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. barriernoun

    a structure or object that impedes free movement

    Synonyms:
    roadblock

  2. barrier, roadblocknoun

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

    "intolerance is a barrier to understanding"

    Synonyms:
    roadblock, barricade

  3. barriernoun

    anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access

    Synonyms:
    roadblock

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. barriernoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. barriernoun

    Synonyms:
    obstruction, impediment, obstacle, hindrance, barricade

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How to use barrier in a sentence?

  1. Doctors Without Borders Access Campaign:

    If (drug companies) can play a role in providing medicines at an affordable price, fine, but when they become a barrier, then there's a problem.

  2. Photographer Sim Chi Yin:

    She is one of the success stories, i think for some people there is true upward mobility but for many people the hukou system, whereby migrants can't actually buy homes and settle down, is still a huge barrier to them building lives and families here.

  3. Tony Marnell:

    This inflexible requirement has been a fundamental barrier to financing high-speed rail in our country, is our leadership going to force projects throughout the United States to seek financial support for infrastructure in our country from foreign governments?

  4. Julia Pollak:

    Employers in a labor shortage environment don't want to create any barrier for employment, let alone any cause for people to go elsewhere.

  5. Chris Cuomo:

    You can build a physical barrier. But why say its a cure-all to keep back this demonized group of people, like this marauding horde that doesnt exist. [Trump] created all of this. Its all bogus.


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