Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun obstruction

5 senses of obstruction

Sense 1
obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta -- (any structure that makes progress difficult)
       => structure, construction -- (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons")

Sense 2
obstruction, blockage -- (the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction)
       => physical condition, physiological state, physiological condition -- (the condition or state of the body or bodily functions)

Sense 3
obstacle, obstruction -- (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"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan")
       => hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap -- (something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress)

Sense 4
obstruction -- (the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice")
       => hindrance, hinderance, interference -- (the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding)

Sense 5
obstruction -- (getting in someone's way)
       => maneuver, manoeuvre, play -- (a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop")

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