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Synonyms for obstacle
ˈɒb stə kəlob·sta·cle

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Wiktionary

  1. obstaclenoun

    Synonyms:
    hurdle, hindrance, impediment

  2. obstaclenoun

    Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

    A big obstacle to understanding the manual was that it had been poorly translated from the Japanese.

    Synonyms:
    hindrance, hurdle, impediment

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obstacle

    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, barrier, breastwork, bulwark, hindrance, 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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obstacle

    Synonyms:
    impediment, obstruction, hindrance, objection, bar, difficulty, check, obstruction

    Antonyms:
    course, proceeding, career, advancement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obstacle, obstructionnoun

    something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

    "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"

    Synonyms:
    obstructer, impediment, obstructor, blockage, impedimenta, obstruction

  2. obstaclenoun

    an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)

    Synonyms:
    obstruction

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Editors Contribution

  1. problem

    something that prevents progress

    poverty is the great obstacle to the development of the country

    Submitted by rinat on May 26, 2016  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obstaclenoun

    Synonyms:
    hinderance, obstruction, impediment, difficulty, check, barrier, stumbling-block, lion in the way

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obstaclenoun

    Synonyms:
    obstruction, barrier, impediment, hindrance, stumbling-block

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How to use obstacle in a sentence?

  1. Larry Elder:

    The number one obstacle to school choice is Service Employees International Union, who is the number one funder of my opponent ? Teachers Service Employees International Union !

  2. Eric Butterworth:

    Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.

  3. Steve Jones:

    It's a cumulative problem that creates an obstacle course for whales that only gets more cluttered year by year.

  4. Sara Fagen:

    There’s no question she softens a candidate whose main obstacle to the Republican nomination may be tone and personality.

  5. Ken Hakuta:

    Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.


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