obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
Meaning: any structure that makes progress difficult
hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap
Meaning: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
"I see no impediment to that, monseigneur."
It could be no impediment to reforms of the State constitution by a majority of the people in a legal and peaceable mode.
Is not this, in fact, the vice, both in England and the northern states of Europe, which appears to be the greatest impediment to general improvement?
As he stood, half musing, Will Banion heard, on the ravine side around the bend, the tinkle of a falling stone, lazily rolling from one impediment to another.
However, the Jews cast great stones from the walls upon the hurdles which protected the men, with all sorts of darts also; and the noise of what could not reach them was yet so terrible, that it was some impediment to the workmen.
Toiling in the midst of a dense thicket, among a tangle of dead leaves and twigs, she may well produce a very inaccurate piece of work; but compel her to labour when free from all impediment: she will then--I am convinced of it beforehand--apply her talents without constraint and show herself an adept in the building of graceful nests.