1. obstacle

noun. ['ˈɑːbstəkəl'] something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted.


  • obstruction
  • roadblock
  • stymy
  • impediment
  • balk
  • deterrent
  • baulk
  • barrier
  • snag
  • hurdle
  • hitch
  • handicap
  • rub
  • hindrance
  • check
  • hinderance
  • hang-up


  • ride
  • disconnect
  • detach
  • stand still


  • obstacle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Obstacle

  • aichele
  • ankle
  • arbuckle
  • article
  • article
  • baechle
  • barnacle
  • barnicle
  • berkel
  • bespectacle
  • bickel
  • bickell
  • bickle
  • bicycle
  • birchall
  • birkel
  • boeckel
  • brickel
  • brickell
  • brickle

How do you pronounce obstacle?

Pronounce obstacle as ˈɑbstəkəl.

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How do you spell obstacle? Is it obsticle ?

A common misspelling of obstacle is obsticle

Sentences with obstacle

1. Noun, singular or mass
Use the arrow buttons to direct the snake before it hits an obstacle or the edge of the frame.

Quotes about obstacle

1. Urgent optimism is the desire to act immediately to tackle an obstacle, combined with the belief that we have a reasonable hope of success.
- Jane McGonigal

2. An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame.
- Bo Bennett

3. Whatever obstacle comes your way, you gotta be prepared to jump over it! And I think that's what separates the legends from the regular artists. It's all in how you manage that success, and how you deal with the controversy when it actually comes.
- Akon

2. obstacle

noun. ['ˈɑːbstəkəl'] an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented).


  • impediment
  • stumbling block
  • water jump
  • impedimenta
  • obstruction
  • obstructer
  • obstructor


  • permissive
  • unhitch
  • activity
  • action


  • obstacle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))