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Another word for impediment

  1. Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage

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Another word for impediment

Synonym Study

  • Barrier applies to any apparently insurmountable obstacle that prevents progress or access or keeps separate and apart cultural differences are often a barrier to understanding
  • Obstacle is used of anything that literally or figuratively stands in the way of one's progress her father's opposition remained their only obstacle
  • Hindrance applies to anything that thwarts progress by holding back or delaying lack of supplies is the greatest hindrance to my experiment
  • Obstruction refers to anything that blocks progress or some activity as if by stopping up a passage your interference is an obstruction of justice
  • Impediment applies to anything that delays or retards progress by interfering with normal action a speech impediment