Synonym of obstacle

Alternative for obstacle

Noun

Something that blocks one's way or hinders progress
barrier hindrance hurdle block impediment handicap obstruction snag difficulty bar deterrent hitch catch drawback burden check complication limitation problem restraint setback blockade cumbrance curb disadvantage hardship impedance inconvenience interference restriction trammel albatross baggage balk barricade baulk clog cramp crimp drag encumbrance facer fetter glitch hazard hiccup holdback inhibition manacle preventive shackles stop blockage bump cumber embarrassment gridlock millstone uphill chain disincentive hamper hampering interruption joker let rub fly in the ointment monkey wrench spanner in the works catch-22 hang-up monkey wrench in the works sticking point stumbling block jam-up ball and chain mountain to climb booby trap stoppage constraint issue trouble pitfall wall discouragement brake holdup damper prevention weakness downside disbenefit defect stricture headache minus rein delay fence determent prohibition shackle dilemma impasse shortcoming control nuisance liability deterrence detriment predicament roadblock road block flaw hold-up thwarting fault pickle blank wall halt congestion jam circumscription negative limit occlusion deadlock quandary avoidance forestalling retardation blocking misfortune hassle interception inhibitor traverse hedge straitjacket preclusion forestallment bottleneck condition debit strike incommodity deterence dissuasion obviation weak point weak spot imperfection crunch scrape adversity deficiency safeguard load dispute can of worms disputed point bone of contention mess bridle point at issue worry railing bulwark blow defence reversal logjam snarl-up mishap gotcha hangup gimmick defense rebuff snarl cordon whammy boundary land mine disqualification opposition question botheration count squeeze doubt disagreement checking hot water arrest box downfall precaution suppression ill lock plight preventative prob confinement mountain fetters reverse upset weight protection knock caution circumvention choking retardment tailback interdict embargo negative aspect pale disappointment stone in one's path stockade rampart defeat bug clampdown backup lack failing disability impairment palisade clot cross taboo bummer puzzler fortification dead weight body blow hornets' nest stalemate standstill millstone around your neck traffic jam knock-back tight spot standoff wet blanket con cross to bear piece of bad luck reversal of fortune one in the eye bit of trouble thorn in one's side kick in the teeth bond air bubble bonds barring elimination complaint deadweight hobble yoke stumbling stone tribulation anticipation averting precluding sabotage intervention injury pinch foot dragging excess baggage leash weary load deal-breaker tie disablement disorder exclusion bad flip side gate rail checkmate psychological baggage prophylaxis buttress snafu tangle discontinuance defensive measures evil aggravation millstone round someone's neck penalty red tape break entanglement factor web development privation affliction airlock put down damp saddle debt guilt duty encirclement restrainer afterdeal responsibility obligation bridling curbing repression fix spot cropper knot unseen problem stint chill stopping up warning shackling fettering holding back frustration baulking cramping stifling smothering infarct closure embolus infarction other side of the coin harness blocking object imposition pressure stress strain tax depressant cloud halting stopping quashing foiling trap narrowing constriction tie-up queue jump stretch inadequacy reservation circumspection injunction modification definition qualification gloom pall grievance bother the rub trick monkey on one's back snare balking sublimation lapse demarcation depression cinchers anchor binders retarding device blunder conundrum ploy puzzle dodge wile vexation regression flip-flop unfortunate development slowdown backset comedown regress bath about-face foil bottom slip ditch compression contraction astringency tightening squeezing binding shrinking line of defense full stop joker in the pack Mexican standoff sig alert curtailment mix-up hot potato thorn in one's flesh vexed question question mark gremlin source of difficulty source of trouble muddle difficult situation inefficacy error putting an end to putting an stop to nipping in the bud palladium fail-safe protective remedy shield security fencing reverse of fortune double whammy miscalculation mistake mischance bafflement ban hold moderation boycott cold water enclosure drawing board whole new ballgame neutralizer precautionary measure prophylactic retardant moat trench bitter pill restricted access bondage rope order instruction deprivation pinions decrease string manacles chains abridgment abridgement ceiling command reduction perplexity preventive measure protective measure stroke of bad luck consequence worriment habit bugbear involvement lease chit indebtment loan bite pledge balance arrear possibility due contingency remainder contract damage Achilles heel mortgage jinx tab IOU account restraining order anticipatory measure cul-de-sac end of the road nowhere to turn corner draw no through road blind alley dead end bad news disaster area teething trouble millstone round one's neck tragedy misadventure failure calamity catastrophe disaster trial accident bad luck debacle misery woe bad break ill luck contretemps casualty loss distress anxiety shock infelicity hard luck ill fortune tough luck rotten luck cataclysm sorrow visitation annoyance unluckiness vicissitude harm letdown unpleasantness non-success pain ordeal unluck discomfort dole breakdown hard time grief washout collapse flop let-down trauma foundering misfire suffering nonsuccess haplessness lack of success unfortunateness undoing hard times untowardness bane travail car crash curse disillusionment anticlimax travails unfortunate incident botch abortion miss misfiring miscarriage crisis non-fulfilment rout jolt unhappiness wretchedness disgruntlement struggle torment buffet tough break raw deal hurt ruin anguish scourge sadness mishappening straits persecution plague care crucible bust fiasco disturbance dud malfunction unsuccessfulness fail clunker fizzle evil fortune evil chance faux pas stack-up total crack-up pileup fender-bender smashup wrack-up bomb turkey irritation clinker to-do damp squib severe test trying time coming to nothing fizzling out upheaval falling through betrayal rotten break devil's own luck hard cheese bathos downturn catastrophy case decline deflation heartache wait nightmare jar dissatisfaction bringdown dismay challenge agony down bad experience detention detainment matter excruciation torture rack stroke of ill luck ill chance blip big trouble casus befalling mismanagement perversion chagrin unpredictable outcome wrong downer oppression wronging holding pattern bombshell surprise anomaly kink ruination gauntlet irk irritant thorn gantlet peeve fire pest exasperation aggro ruffle rear ender commotion tumult thunderbolt rear-ender ill-fortune smash collision fluke aborting rigor rigour hair shirt heartbreak calvary boo-boo offense prejudice dire straits offence ill-treatment disservice shipwreck lemon insufficiency miscarriages hard knock rainy day something wrong loser mischief spontaneous abortion still birth non-starter lead balloon non-achiever no-hoper frost dead loss bad trot rude awakening source of distress bolt from the blue bolt out of the blue blight spoiling nemesis repulse turnabout vanquishment conquering cancer countering canker problems pains labor awkwardness labour scotching derailment dashing crushing pestilence strenuousness strife laboriousness arduousness struggling poison crippling hindering snookering baffling ado toil nonfulfillment scuppering nonfulfilment contravention unfulfillment painfulness dolour misstep fall imbroglio exigency crash bungle discomfiture hash nonperformance implosion mental burden trials and tribulations nonachievement rejection false step balls-up foul-up screw-up breaking down

Noun

An act, utterance, or period that interrupts someone or something
interruption hiatus interlude interval break gap pause cessation discontinuity disruption disturbance halt hiccough hiccup hitch interim intermission interregnum interstice parenthesis stop stoppage suspension disconnection discontinuance hindrance impediment intrusion obstruction recess severance abeyance abeyancy arrest blackout breach break-off check cutoff delay dissolution disuniting division doldrums dormancy lacuna latency layoff letup quiescence rift rupture separation split respite lull downtime rest breather wait stay discontinuation breathing space time out moratorium let-up adjournment entr'acte postponement lapse hold-up holdup deferral time-out deferment caesura remission spell shelving rescheduling surcease standstill tabling breathing spell coffee break breath relaxation hold pausation time prorogation continuation put-off putting off cut-off period relief lag stopping gridlock comma meanwhile meantime intermezzo freeze tie-up retardation holdback closure jam blockage ten time lag holding pattern breaking off suspense putting back reprieve interference lessening diversion grace holiday vacation lapse of time leave term deadlock quiescency smoko slackening stall recreation span repose detention happy hour retardment ado five time off release intervening time time wasted pause in the action period of waiting occlusion snafu walkout close lockout down immobilization sit-down deduction shutdown withdrawal cutting off breakdown pausing interspace fix vacay episode tranquillity tranquility blow between-time termination disbandment pigeonholing dissolving halting season idyll immobilisation mothballing intervening period stretch space half-time hesitation passage take ten course embargo playtime while hols passing rain check stopover let up temporary cessation schoolie jollification entertainment lightening brightening amusement jollity restriction disconnectedness disjointedness temporary closure knocking off suspension of proceedings taking five beat incoherence hush silence stillness stand refreshment disunion temporary cessation of business day off cessation of business forgiveness deliverance discharge truce exculpation immunity leisure pardon ease acquittal protraction reduction break off rest period awkward moment cutout conclusion ending decrease abatement easing time away breathing room moderation diminution distraction dwindling waning armistice lack of coherence lack of unity setback escapism ebb ebbing detainment hangup deep freeze alleviation amelioration curb encumbrance inhibition cold storage pastime retard block fetter snag suspended animation dying down cutback trammel bind logjam problem filibuster holding showstopper lost time idle time escape waiting period cooling-off period leisure activity

Noun

A dangerous situation

Noun

A person or thing causing inconvenience or annoyance
nuisance annoyance bother pest inconvenience trial trouble bore problem drag hassle irritant plague headache pain aggravation burden difficulty bind aggro blister botheration bugbear exasperation frustration infliction irk irritation menace nark nudnik nyaff peeve rub ruffle skelf source of annoyance source of irritation thorn vexation gall besetment botherment bum creep drip fair cow frump hair shirt insect louse nag nudge offence offense pester pesterer pill terror pain in the bum pain in the neck poor excuse pain in the backside pain in the rear worry bane torment tribulation affliction distress misfortune discomfort hardship grief misery disadvantage provocation curse disappointment calamity adversity visitation hindrance scourge harassment tease disturbance fuss unpleasantness tragedy woe misadventure blow cross to bear anxiety cross thorn in your flesh blight bummer upset mishap setback reverse failure bad news catastrophe evil debacle thorn in one's side suffering drawback awkwardness concern uphill accident bad luck loss harm mischance infelicity stress unluck contretemps casualty cataclysm crunch dole ordeal source of vexation pip agitation sorrow bane of one's life unhappiness gripe disruption tough luck bad break hard luck rotten luck haplessness nudnick grievance bedevilment unwieldiness unfitness predicament untimeliness unsuitableness cumbersomeness thorn in one's flesh troublesomeness uneasiness stew mess embarrassment displeasure unluckiness dilemma downside letdown burr under someone's saddle teasing unfortunateness downer snag disaster torture unhandiness bothersomeness untowardness infuriation pet peeve troublemaker comedown persecution pestilence cancer canker bitter pill hang-up eyesore load bug pinprick disbenefit gadfly burr in someone's saddle stroke of bad luck thorn in someone's side thorn in someone's flesh struggle annoyer teaser persecutor harrying thorn in the flesh importunity goad bugging horror ill luck source of aggravation chagrin issue gnawer source of difficulty discouragement nightmare blighter trauma incommodiousness pestering bothering anger irksomeness source of trouble nemesis contagion monstrosity travail sore point bête noire incommodity tormentor care heartbreak pique indignation wretchedness shame sadness anguish albatross sight pressure down thorn in side ill fortune irascibility discontent strain bad experience blot on the landscape ghost rodent source of disruption bringdown deep trouble dire straits danger hot water self-punishment self-hatred self-flagellation debit strike liability minus negative handicap quagmire lesion wound cuss epidemic infection fizzle cause of annoyance gogga cause for concern virus badgerer mischief-maker trials and tribulations chip on your shoulder crossness test handful hurt excruciation agony straits rack crashing bore cause of distress whammy knock ill soreness ire lack of comfort punishment penalty pain in the behind blast Cancer hydra old one-two nagging tall order hard work contamination reverse of fortune bad trot evil fortune evil chance mishappening gauntlet gantlet fire crucible problems pollution snooze yawn snoozer travails correction disquiet unease aversion dislike dullsville rigor rigour vicissitude complication hard times calvary destruction ruin complaint objection whinge corruption disease depression nuisance value yawner thorn in your side droner protest whine quibble mildew fungus incommode tiresomeness inopportuneness severe test hard time trying time despair beef grumble dread infestation ruination pitfall pity shortcoming grouse holler kvetch yammer moan groan grouch resentment withering dump a thorn in someone's flesh a thorn in someone's side heartache fiasco death put out weakness fear lament carp bleat cavil outrage atrocity plight umbrage tedious thing crime disgrace drama tedious person tiresome person entanglement pickle jam imbroglio quandary scrape tiresome thing bad situation boring situation negative aspect stumbling block bête noir downfall dud anathema fix hate chore undoing sad event pet aversion obscenity encumbrance demand perturbation fatal attraction hideosity molestation charge intrusion onus barbarism violation state badgering presumption encroachment cheek liberty abomination provoking irking scarecrow frightful spectacle fright grotesque sight horrible sight ugliness ugly sight vexing coercion intimidation pressurization obtrusion constraint imposition obligation restraint imposure command pressurisation toil deadweight task millstone labor grindstone grind labour tax daily grind

Antonym of obstacle

obstacle Idiom, Proverb

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