Definition for barrier

noun as in physical obstruction

noun as in obstruction to goal

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Yet faced with language and literacy barriers, immigration fears, or a lack of outreach from local and state governments, some of the most vulnerable communities have become fertile ground for vaccine misinformation, advocates say.

The Maryland General Assembly is poised to create a state-mandated system to compensate people who are wrongly convicted and imprisoned, removing barriers to getting paid that exonerees have faced for decades.

The jargon and acronyms used can confuse even most political observers, let alone those with language barriers.

Our position and framework is the commission should make plans to meet the needs of both sizeable groups and additionally smaller language groups where there is organizing happening to take part, but language will be a barrier.

Instead, it is the lack of accessible or alternative resources that creates a barrier.

I was out, maybe in the Great Barrier Reef catching black marlin.

Like other barrier-breakers before him, Colfer suffered his share of doubters.

Language was no barrier; just about every tongue on the planet was babbling away, caught up in the elaborate mystique of a cult.

It was called, rather dramatically, breaking the sound barrier.

He saw a chain barrier covered with PVC piping that the Jeep had apparently struck and damaged before becoming stuck.

He was fired at by the sepoys, of course, but horse and man escaped untouched and the low barrier was leaped without effort.

But scorn is far more volcanic than glacial and a poor barrier between sex and judgment.

The barrier between them lowered perceptibly again, and Tom felt a momentary return of the confidence he had lost.

The talk between them rarely touched reality, as though a barrier deadened their very voices.

Guilelessly, the old man, in a few words, had swept away the barrier Mary and I had raised between us.


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On this page you'll find 97 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to barrier, such as: barricade, blockade, boundary, fence, hurdle, and impediment.

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