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

2 senses of stymie

Sense 1
stymie, stymy -- (a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole)
       => situation, position -- (a condition or position in which you find yourself; "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"; "found herself in a very fortunate situation")

Sense 2
stymie, stymy -- (a thwarting and distressing situation)
       => 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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stymie

1 sense of stymie

Sense 1
obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass -- (hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

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