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synonyms for obstacle

  • bump
  • difficulty
  • disincentive
  • handicap
  • hardship
  • hindrance
  • hitch
  • hurdle
  • interference
  • obstruction
  • restriction
  • snag
  • stumbling block
  • bar
  • block
  • catch
  • check
  • clog
  • crimp
  • encumbrance
  • hamper
  • hang-up
  • interruption
  • joker
  • mountain
  • rub
  • traverse
  • vicissitude
  • Catch-22
  • booby trap
  • monkey wrench
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antonyms for obstacle

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  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • benefit
  • ease
  • help
  • opening
  • promotion
  • blessing
  • clearance
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How to use obstacle in a sentence

The primary obstacle that families are facing is getting a steady internet connection and enough screens for everyone to use.
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While not impossible to overcome, those odds are actually more daunting than any of the obstacles last season’s team conquered along its path to the championship.
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If any political or business leader has any plans to recover, this is going to be an obstacle.
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My optimism includes believing Americans will overcome every obstacle the Republicans are putting in our way to keep us from voting.
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That continues to be the biggest sign of Quibi’s failing and the biggest obstacle to officially labeling it a failure.
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This doubt can be the obstacle between a potential customer converting into an actual customer.
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While the iPhone’s AirDrop function has helped protesters spread messages quickly in crowded situations, the US tech giant has also thrown obstacles in their way, most notably when it removed a real-time protest map app from its app store last year.
HONG KONG’S PROTEST MOVEMENT KEEPS GETTING STYMIED BY APPLEMARY HUIJULY 14, 2020QUARTZ
These obstacles follow years of readership growth for the South China Morning Post.
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They can make sense of the echoes to avoid bumping into an obstacle.
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His medium size let him clamber over some obstacles — such as fallen logs — and burrow under others.
CONSERVATION IS GOING TO THE DOGSALISON PEARCE STEVENSAPRIL 2, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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WORDS RELATED TO OBSTACLE

  • barricade
  • blank wall
  • block
  • clog
  • deterrent
  • encumbrance
  • fence
  • hindrance
  • hurdle
  • impediment
  • obstacle
  • obstruction
  • pale
  • rail
  • railing
  • restraint
  • road block
  • snag
  • stop
  • stumbling block
  • traverse
  • wall
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.