Synonyms of obstruction in English:
the issue was the major obstruction to progress on the peace process
obstacle, barrier, stumbling block, hurdle, bar, block, impediment, hindrance, snag, difficulty, catch, drawback, hitch, handicap, deterrent, curb, check, stop, baulk, restriction;
informalfly in the ointment
British informalspanner in the works
North American informalmonkey wrench in the works
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