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Synonyms for obstruction
əbˈstrʌk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    any structure that makes progress difficult

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

  4. obstruction(noun)

    the act of obstructing

    "obstruction of justice"

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

  5. obstruction(noun)

    getting in someone's way

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

Wiktionary

  1. obstruction(noun)

    The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.

    Synonyms:
    blocknoun, impedance, stopnoun, hindrance, roadblock

  2. obstruction(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    roadblock, impedance, blocknoun, hindrance, stopnoun

  3. obstruction(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    roadblock, stopnoun, hindrance, impedance, blocknoun

  4. obstruction(noun)

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    bar, barricade, barrier, breastwork, bulwark, hindrance, obstacle, 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. obstruction

    Synonyms:
    hinderance, obstacle, impediment

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obstruction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hinderance, obstacle, impediment, barrier, check, difficulty

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