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synonyms for stumbling block

  • 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
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antonyms for stumbling block

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  • advance
  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • boon
  • ease
  • encouragement
  • help
  • opening
  • peace
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How to use stumbling block in a sentence

The Spanish troops did not care to venture past a block of buildings in which were the offices and stores of a British firm.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
He walked about, stumbling over sticks and stones and stumps, sometimes falling down on soft moss, and again on the hard ground.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
The upper block was left a little thicker, the junction or root of the neck necessitating this.
ANTONIO STRADIVARIHORACE WILLIAM PETHERICK
The lowing of cattle and the soft stumbling tread of many unshod feet told him that some one was approaching.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The long unbroken block had as many and as various stores as are generally spread over the entire area of a town.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
It had been very scanty information and late in its arrival—too late to enable the master manhunter to block the plan.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
How I do wish sometimes to give Ritchie a jog, when there is some stumbling-block that he sticks fast at.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
Figure 31 may be taken to represent a reed block, eschallot, tongue and tuning wire at rest.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
It consists of having a brass tube T inserted in the block moulds before the block is cast.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
This tube T therefore becoming an integral part of the block itself.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
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WORDS RELATED TO STUMBLING BLOCK

  • 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
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