Obstacle Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Obstacle

The definition of a barrier is anything, either natural or manmade, that keeps something from passing through.
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The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.
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The definition of a blockade is a shutting off or a blocking.
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A substantial, often approximately cuboid, piece of any substance.
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A dead or partly dead tree that is still standing.
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(Countable) The act of catching an object in motion, especially a ball. syn. transl.
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The state or act of hindering something
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An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which athletes or horses jump in a race.
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The definition of an impediment is an obstacle or something that prevents action.
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An obstruction.
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A pleading in common law denying an allegation of fact in an adversary’s pleading or contesting that the adversary lacked adequate knowledge to make such an allegation in the first place. See also denial.
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The definition of a hitch is a something used to connect or an obstacle.
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Unpredictable changes or variations that keep occurring in life, fortune, etc.; shifting circumstances; ups and downs
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A temporary increase in a quantity, as shown in a graph.
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A usually improvised structure set up, as across a route of access, to obstruct the passage of an enemy or opponent.
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A shoe, sandal, etc. with a thick, usually wooden, sole: light clogs are used in clog dancing
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Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
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The definition of a stumbling block is an obstacle or problem in the way of some desired aim.
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The definition of a bar is something that is rectangular in shape.
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Something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
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A restricting or being restricted
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A device intended to block the path of a moving object; as, a door stop.
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An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race (other contest of skill) to the competitor possessing disadvantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success.
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Something that is difficult, as a hard problem or an obstacle or objection
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Antonyms for Obstacle

A beneficial factor or combination of factors:
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Good wishes or approval
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(Soccer) The act of kicking a ball away from the goal one is defending.
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A useful or valuable quality, person, or thing; an advantage or resource:
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Something which helps; a material source of help.
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(Usually uncountable) One or more people employed to help in the maintenance of a house or the operation of a farm or enterprise.
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The definition of assistance is the act of helping or lending support.
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Words Related to Obstacle

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An unobstructed area of land or water:
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