Stumbling-block
Stumbling-block Stum"bling-block`, n. Any cause of stumbling, perplexity, or error. [1913 Webster]

We preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto the Greeks foolishness. --1 Cor. i. 23. [1913 Webster]


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  • stumbling block — UK [ˈstʌmblɪŋ ˌblɒk] / US [ˈstʌmblɪŋ ˌblɑk] noun [countable] Word forms stumbling block : singular stumbling block plural stumbling blocks a difficulty that causes mistakes or prevents progress a major stumbling block to an agreement …   English dictionary

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