Synonyms for stymie

Synonyms for (noun) stymie

Synonyms: stymie, stymy

Definition: a thwarting and distressing situation

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: stymie, stymy

Definition: a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole

Similar words: situation, position

Definition: a condition or position in which you find yourself

Usage: the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils; found herself in a very fortunate situation

Synonyms for (verb) stymie

Synonyms: stymie, stymy, hinder, obstruct, embarrass, block, blockade

Definition: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

Usage: His brother blocked him at every turn

Similar words: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

Definition: keep from happening or arising; make impossible

Usage: My sense of tact forbids an honest answer; Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project