Synonyms of obstacle in English:


See US English definition of obstacle

See UK English definition of obstacle

See Spanish definition of obstáculo


1‘lack of childcare provision was cited as a major obstacle for women who wish to participate in training initiatives’

barrier, hurdle, stumbling block, bar, block, impediment, hindrance, snag, catch, drawback, hitch, handicap, deterrent, complication, difficulty, problem, disadvantage, balk, curb, check, stop, interference
obstruction, barricade, blockade
informal fly in the ointment, hiccup, facer
British informal spanner in the works
North American informal monkey wrench in the works
dated cumber
literary trammel

advantage, asset, aid