What is another word for obstructions?

Pronunciation: [ɒbstɹˈʌkʃənz] (IPA)

The English language is filled with synonyms for the term "obstructions." These words provide different shades of meaning and can be used in a variety of contexts. Some popular synonyms for obstructions include barriers, hindrances, obstacles, impediments, and hurdles. These words all refer to something that gets in the way of progress or limits one's ability to achieve their goals. Some lesser-known synonyms for obstructions include blockages, encumbrances, encroachments, and interruptions. No matter which synonym is used, the speaker or writer is indicating that there is something stopping them from achieving their desired outcome, and they need to find a way to overcome it.

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Usage examples for Obstructions

After which he turned to Kali, ordered him to climb to the brink of the ridge and see whether, beyond, the ravine was not filled with similar obstructions; he himself began to examine the rock carefully, and after a while he exclaimed: It broke off and tumbled down not long ago.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Not that the Manchester party denied the existence of evils in the present state of industry, but they looked upon these evils as resulting from obstructions to the freedom of competition which time, and time alone, would eventually remove, and from moral causes with which economists had no proper business.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
All the insults they can devise, all the petty obstructions they can set up, the mud they can fling, does not alter the calm course of the 'despot' one jot.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies

Famous quotes with Obstructions

  • Literature is a defense against the attacks of life. It says to life: You can't deceive me. I know your habits, foresee and enjoy watching all your reactions, and steal your secret by involving you in cunning obstructions that halt your normal flow.
    Cesare Pavese
  • When principles will not work out in practice and the obstructions confronting men are too great, even the most faithful give way. And thisis what happened to every Tolstoyan.
    Robert Hunter (author)
  • When the mind was disgusted with the ways of the world, when obstructions were feared in the path of duty, when people became excited and lost their reason, when friends lost their spirit and suffered inner disquiet on any account, [Sastry used to recollect these Slokas. ] – equal and unmoved by praise or insult - is an injunction which ought to guide our public men...
    D. V. Gundappa
  • Or indeed we may say again, it is in what I called Portrait-painting, delineating of men and things, especially of men, that Shakspeare is great. All the greatness of the man comes out decisively here. It is unexampled, I think, that calm creative perspicacity of Shakspeare. The thing he looks at reveals not this or that face of it, but its inmost heart and generic secret: it dissolves itself as in light before him, so that he discerns the perfect structure of it. Creative, we said: poetic creation, what is this too but seeing the thing sufficiently? The word that will describe the thing, follows of itself from such clear intense sight of the thing. And is not Shakspeare's morality, his valour, candour, tolerance, truthfulness; his whole victorious strength and greatness, which can triumph over such obstructions, visible there too? Great as the world!
    Thomas Carlyle
  • obstructions are never wanting: the very things that were once indispensable furtherances become obstructions; and need to be shaken off, and left behind us,—a business often of enormous difficulty.
    Thomas Carlyle

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