stumbling block


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stum·bling block

(stŭm′blĭng)
n.
An obstacle or impediment.
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stumbling block

n
any impediment or obstacle
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stum′bling block`


n.
an obstacle or hindrance to progress, belief, or understanding.
[1580–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stumbling block - any obstacle or impediment
obstacle - an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)
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stumbling block

noun obstacle, difficulty, problem, bar, barrier, hurdle, hazard, snag, uphill (S. African), obstruction, impediment, hindrance Perhaps the major stumbling block is the military presence.
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Translations

stumbling block

[ˈstʌmblɪŋblɒk] N (fig) → tropiezo m, escollo m
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stumbling block

n (fig)Hürde f, → Hindernis nt, → Problem nt; to be a stumbling block to somethingeiner Sache (dat)im Weg stehen
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stumbling block

[ˈstʌmblɪŋˌblɒk] nostacolo, scoglio
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References in classic literature ?
That would be very romantic, but one would have to be very good to be a missionary, and that would be a stumbling block. We have physical culture exercises every day, too.
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That Mr Chester, between whom and Mr Haredale, it was notorious to all the neighbourhood, a deep and bitter animosity existed, should come down there for the sole purpose, as it seemed, of seeing him, and should choose the Maypole for their place of meeting, and should send to him express, were stumbling blocks John could not overcome.
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