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Synonyms for obstruction
əbˈstrʌk ʃənob·struc·tion

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  1. obstructionnoun

    impedance, stopnoun, hindrance, roadblock, blocknoun

  2. obstructionnoun

    The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.

    blocknoun, stopnoun, hindrance, impedance, roadblock

  3. obstructionnoun

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

    roadblock, stopnoun, hindrance, impedance, blocknoun

  4. obstructionnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentanoun

    any structure that makes progress difficult

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

  2. obstruction, blockagenoun

    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, 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"

    obstructer, impediment, obstacle, obstructor, blockage, impedimenta

  4. obstructionnoun

    the act of obstructing

    "obstruction of justice"

    impediment, obstacle, obstructor, blockage, impedimenta, obstructer

  5. obstructionnoun

    getting in someone's way

    impediment, obstacle, obstructor, blockage, impedimenta, obstructer

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obstructionnoun

    hinderance, obstacle, impediment, barrier, check, difficulty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obstructionnoun

    obstacle, impediment, barrier, blockade, restraint

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How to use obstruction in a sentence?

  1. Jerry Nadler:

    Our goal is to hold the administration accountable for the obstruction of justice, the abuse of power and the corruption.

  2. Otis Brawley:

    Traditional surgery is needed in some patients who have a history of bowel obstruction or other complications.

  3. Tony Evers:

    Every step of the way, our statewide strategies to contain this virus and prevent the spread have been met with lawsuits, political rhetoric and obstruction, unfortunately, that happened again today when Republicans in the Legislature came in to vote down our state's public health emergency and end requiring face coverings in public places.

  4. Michael Gableman:

    The legal defense funds and strategies facilitated obstruction and may very well violate Wisconsin law.

  5. Doug Collins:

    Could Justice Department be that the attorney general failed to accommodate the chairman's demands for information ? No. He offered to let the chairman and five other Democrat leaders review the less redacted report at the Department of Justice, including 99.9 % unredacted volume on obstruction, in an odd move for anyone demanding access to information, the chairman and other elected Democrats given access have declined to view that report.

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