obstacle : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement
the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education
- n an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)
- Oprah Winfrey's own story is an inspiration because she overcame almost every obstacle that a person might face.
- Obstacle #4 The fourth obstacle is the poor quality of decision-making by Chinese government officials.
- The one obstacle the dam builders never anticipated was the feisty Jean.
- Bobby Jindal in WDSU
There is no excuse for the delay. We absolutely need to quicken the pace at which power is restored,said Gov. Bobby Jindal. "I cannot emphasize it enough, it is the No. 1 obstacle."
- Shinzo Abe in Christian Science Monitor
I decided a quick decision was necessary, and that a further delay would cause political confusion,Abe told a nationally televised news conference. "I find myself unable to keep my promises - I myself have become an obstacle to fulfilling...
- Robert Gates in Orlando Sentinel
I think that the principal obstacle has been resolving a lot of the legal issues associated with closing Guantanamo and what you do with the prisoners when they come back (to the United States),Gates said.