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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Obstruction. A situation or event that makes it difficult or impossible for someone or something to succeed or make progress.

Usage examples (36)
  • There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.
  • I wish to ask CC if having a speech impediment is "bad."
  • The main impediment to progress in America is Republicans.
  • The main impediment isn't medical or scientific, it's social. for more
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