Synonyms for obstacle
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- 1. obstacle, obstruction, hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap
- usage: something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted; "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"
- 2. obstacle, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
- usage: an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)