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Obstacle

Pronunciation of Obstacle
/ˈɒbstəkə͡l/, /ˈɒbstəkə‍l/, /ˈɒ_b_s_t_ə_k_əl/

Antonyms for obstacle:

aid, opening, advantage, help, benefit.

Synonyms for obstacle:

Sense 1

predicament, inconvenience, retardation, problem, intrusion, speed bump, setback, red tape, sticking point, millstone.

Sense 2

disruption, snarl up, roadblock, rub, disappointment, hitch.

Sense 3

interference.

Sense 4

hang up, tie up, mist.

Sense 5

wall.

Sense 8

traverse.

fence

hedge.

Other synonyms and related words:

impedimenta, hedge, retardation, balk, manacle, fetter, chain, obstructer, tie up, wall, let, prohibition, difficulty, obstructor, mist, barricade, traverse, millstone, rub, problem, predicament, interference, Holdback, rampart, bulwark, setback, shackle, trammel, stumbling block, intrusion, inconvenience, breastwork, bar, hitch, parapet, embarrassment.

Sense 1 (noun)

predicament, problem, inconvenience.

cognition (noun)

obstruction.

disappointment (noun)

setback.

hindrance (noun)

constipation, interruption, drawback, deterrent, constraint, entanglement, blockade, bafflement, stay, mire, snarl, resistance, handicap, choke, encumbrance, congestion, snag, jam, entrapment, blockage, drag, impasse, damper, disadvantage, hurdle, brake, obstruction, impedance, opposition, plug, impediment, clog, catch, tangle, barrier, delay, restriction, block, inhibition, restraint, stoppage, stop, bottleneck, burden, dam, hindrance, crimp, complication, bung, frustration.

impediment, barrier (noun)

difficulty, hurdle, interference, snag, obstruction, hindrance, interruption, crimp, bar, hitch, rub, encumbrance, restriction, handicap, stumbling block, traverse, block, catch, clog.

restraint (noun)

restraint.

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