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Meaning & Definition of Obstacle in English





1. 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"
  • obstacle,
  • obstruction

2. An obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)

  • obstacle

Examples of using

Bad weather is no obstacle.
They had cleared the obstacle from the road.
He met an unexpected obstacle.