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1. obstruction

noun. ['əbˈstrʌkʃən'] any structure that makes progress difficult.

Synonyms

  • preventative
  • bar
  • impediment
  • barrier
  • hitch
  • obstructor
  • hindrance
  • structure
  • hinderance
  • incumbrance
  • preventive
  • closure
  • obstructer
  • interference
  • stop
  • encumbrance
  • occlusion
  • stoppage
  • tumbler
  • blockade
  • impedimenta
  • construction
  • blockage
  • obstacle

Antonyms

  • unprotective
  • unhealthful
  • proliferation
  • allow

Etymology

  • obstructio (Latin)
  • obstruo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Obstruction

  • reintroduction
  • reconstruction
  • deconstruction
  • overproduction
  • reproduction
  • introduction
  • construction
  • instruction
  • destruction
  • conduction
  • seduction
  • reduction
  • production
  • induction
  • deduction
  • abduction
  • suction

Example sentences of the word obstruction


1. Noun, singular or mass
Plug the fountain back in and turn it on once you remove the obstruction.

Quotes containing the word obstruction


1. Believing in negative thoughts is the single greatest obstruction to success.
- Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

2. obstruction

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • unbar
  • unfasten
  • activity
  • action

Etymology

  • obstructio (Latin)
  • obstruo (Latin)

3. obstruction

noun. ['əbˈstrʌkʃən'] the act of obstructing.

Synonyms

  • hindrance
  • hinderance
  • stall
  • stalling
  • obstruction of justice
  • closure
  • interference
  • blockage

Antonyms

  • unfreeze
  • unblock
  • remember
  • ability

Etymology

  • obstructio (Latin)
  • obstruo (Latin)

4. obstruction

noun. ['əbˈstrʌkʃən'] getting in someone's way.

Synonyms

  • block
  • check
  • maneuver
  • blocking
  • play

Antonyms

  • free
  • natural object
  • unstuff
  • show

Etymology

  • obstructio (Latin)
  • obstruo (Latin)

5. obstruction

noun. ['əbˈstrʌkʃən'] the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction.

Synonyms

  • intestinal obstruction
  • tamponage
  • ileus
  • physiological condition
  • tamponade
  • physiological state
  • blockage

Antonyms

  • ride
  • disconnect
  • detach
  • unhitch

Etymology

  • obstructio (Latin)
  • obstruo (Latin)
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