Synonyms for barrier

Synonyms for (noun) barrier

Synonyms: barrier

Definition: a structure or object that impedes free movement

Similar words: obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, impediment, impedimenta

Definition: any structure that makes progress difficult


Synonyms: barrier, roadblock

Definition: any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective

Usage: intolerance is a barrier to understanding

Similar words: obstacle, obstruction

Definition: something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

Usage: 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: barrier

Definition: anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access

Similar words: mechanism

Definition: a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function

Usage: the mechanism of the ear; the mechanism of infection