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fly in the ointment

see definition of fly in the ointment
  • as instumbling block
  • as incatch
  • as indisadvantage(s)
  • as indrawback
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Synonyms for fly in the ointment

noun hindrance
  • barrier
  • complication
  • deterrent
  • difficulty
  • drawback
  • handicap
  • hindrance
  • hitch
  • hurdle
  • impediment
  • obstacle
  • setback
  • snag
  • Catch-22
  • barricade
  • blockage
  • catch
  • clog
  • delay
  • discouragement
  • drag
  • fly in the ointment
  • holdup
  • limitation
  • obstruction
  • restraint
  • road block
  • stone in one's path
  • stumbling stone

Antonyms for fly in the ointment

  • advance
  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • boon
  • ease
  • encouragement
  • help
  • opening
  • peace
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to fly in the ointment

catch

noun. trick, hidden disadvantage

catches

noun. trick, hidden disadvantage

disadvantage(s)

noun. difficulty, trouble

disadvantages

noun. difficulty, trouble

drawback

noun. disadvantage

drawbacks

noun. disadvantage
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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