Definition of stumbling block in English:

stumbling block

Syllabification: stum·bling block
Pronunciation: /ˈstəmb(ə)liNG ˌbläk


A circumstance that causes difficulty or hesitation: bashfulness is a great stumbling block to some men
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  • It is also true; the road leading to return of pandits to Kashmir is now laden with a lot of stumbling blocks and obstacles.
  • A major stumbling block for many investors is dealing with the investments heading south.
  • He knows there will be stumbling blocks, plenty of pitfalls awaiting.

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