What is another word for obstructor?

Pronunciation: [ɒbstɹˈʌktə] (IPA)

Obstructor is a term that refers to something or someone that presents a barrier or blockage from achieving a desired outcome. There are numerous synonyms for the word, including impediment, barrier, hindrance, obstacle, and obstruction. While all of these words denote some form of hindrance, they are often used interchangeably depending on the context of the situation. For instance, if you are writing an essay on the effects of climate change, you may use the word obstruction to refer to human activities that are preventing climate change mitigation efforts. In contrast, if writing an article on the problems of deforestation, you may choose to use the term impediment to refer to the challenging terrain in some areas.

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What are the hypernyms for Obstructor?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Obstructor

Sir John was the tyrant of the parish, the oppressor of the poor, the obstructor of everything that was for the good of the people, and no doubt his daughter had inherited his temper and disposition; while as for the son, people said that he gave promise of being worse than his father.
"The Squire's Daughter"
Silas K(itto) Hocking
From what I can learn, North has been an obstructor, all along, hasn't he?
"Empire Builders"
Francis Lynde
He had to contend against treachery, desertion and want, but rose above all these obstacles, and proved himself the most powerful obstructor that the British columns had to encounter in South Africa.
"In the Shadow of Death"
P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald

Related words: obstructionist, the obstructor, an obstruction, the titular obstructor, his obstruction

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