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Synonyms for obstruction
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  1. obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta(noun)

    any structure that makes progress difficult

    impediment, obstructor, baulk, obstructionist, deterrent, impedimenta, handicap, balk, check, blockage, thwarter, hinderance, hindrance, resister, obstructer, obstacle

  2. obstruction, blockage(noun)

    the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction

    impedimenta, block, closure, obstructer, stop, obstructor, occlusion, impediment, obstacle, blockage, stoppage

  3. obstacle, obstruction(noun)

    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"

    obstructer, impediment, obstacle, obstructor, blockage, impedimenta

  4. obstruction(noun)

    the act of obstructing

    "obstruction of justice"

    impediment, obstacle, obstructor, blockage, impedimenta, obstructer

  5. obstruction(noun)

    getting in someone's way

    impediment, obstacle, obstructor, blockage, impedimenta, obstructer


  1. obstruction(noun)

    blocknoun, impedance, stopnoun, hindrance, roadblock

  2. obstruction(noun)

    The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.

    roadblock, impedance, blocknoun, hindrance, stopnoun

  3. obstruction(noun)

    That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.

    roadblock, stopnoun, hindrance, impedance, blocknoun

  4. obstruction(noun)

    The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.

    impedance, hindrance, blocknoun, stopnoun, roadblock

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obstruction

    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, barrier, breastwork, bulwark, hindrance, obstacle, parapet, prohibition, rampart, restraint, restriction

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obstruction

    hinderance, obstacle, impediment

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obstruction(n.)

    hinderance, obstacle, impediment, barrier, check, difficulty

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