Pronunciation of Obstacle
/ˈɒbstəkə͡l/, /ˈɒbstəkəl/, /ˈɒ_b_s_t_ə_k_əl/
Synonyms for obstacle:
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.
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)
Usage examples for obstacle:
- He only thought of him who was now lying at the foot of the rock as of an obstacle removed between him and heaven: he turned towards the castle. - "Sintram and His Companions", Friedrich de la Motte Fouque Commentator: Charlotte M. Yonge.
- If it proved impossible to get around the obstacle, why, stay off the trail until Providence cleared the way. - "I Married a Ranger", Dama Margaret Smith.
- It was in every sense a great life, full of energy, full of power, full of a determination which carried him through every obstacle, and enabled him to hold his own against the attacks of his enemies. - "Story-Lives of Great Musicians", Francis Jameson Rowbotham.