A thing that blocks one’s way or prevents or hinders progress: the major obstacle to achieving that goal is money
More example sentences
- He said the religious site was just one of several obstacles blocking a peace deal.
- He added that it was the current transport ministers who were obstacles to further progress.
- Resistance is the process of avoiding change and is a major obstacle to progress.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin obstaculum, from obstare 'impede', from ob- 'against' + stare 'stand'.