stumbling

  • 1stumbling — index incompetent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Stumbling — Stumble Stum ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stumbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stumbling}.] [OE. stumblen, stomblen; freq. of a word akin to E. stammer. See {Stammer}.] 1. To trip in walking or in moving in any way with the legs; to strike the foot so as to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3stumbling —    The idea that it is a bad omen to stumble is one of the few superstitions which have sufficient documentary record to indicate a clear lineage in English folk belief back to medieval times and beyond, with a relatively unchanged meaning. The… …

    A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 4stumbling — n. tripping, staggering; faltering stum·ble || stÊŒmbl n. act of tripping, act of loosing one s balance; mistake, error v. trip, stagger (while walking); falter, blunder (while speaking); err, make a mistake; discover, come across unexpectedly …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 5stumbling — …

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  • 6Stumbling-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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7Stumbling-stone — Stum bling stone , n. A stumbling block. [1913 Webster] This stumbling stone we hope to take away. T. Burnet. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8stumbling block — stumbling .block n a problem or difficulty that stops you from achieving something stumbling block to ▪ The main stumbling block to starting new research is that we lack qualified people …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9stumbling block — stumbling blocks N COUNT: oft N to/in n A stumbling block is a problem which stops you from achieving something. Perhaps the major stumbling block to reunification is the military presence in South Korea …

    English dictionary

  • 10stumbling block — index bar (obstruction), barrier, blockade (barrier), complication, deadlock, deterrence, di …

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  • 11stumbling block — [n] impediment barricade, barrier, blockage, catch*, Catch 22*, clog, delay, difficulty, drag*, drawback, handicap, hindrance, holdup, hurdle, obstacle, obstruction, road block*, setback, snag; concept 666 …

    New thesaurus

  • 12stumbling block — ► NOUN ▪ an obstacle …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13stumbling block — n. an obstacle, hindrance, or difficulty standing in the way of progress or understanding …

    English World dictionary

  • 14stumbling block — noun any obstacle or impediment (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑obstacle * * * noun, pl ⋯ blocks [count] : something that stops you from doing what you want to do Lack of funds is a major stumbling block to the project. My plans hit a stumbling block. *… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15Stumbling on Happiness — Infobox Book name = Stumbling on Happiness author = Daniel Gilbert country = United States language = English subject = Psychology publisher = Knopf pub date = 2006 media type = hardback isbn = 1400042666 Stumbling on Happiness is a non fiction… …

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  • 16stumbling block — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, key, main, major, real ▪ potential VERB + STUMBLING BLOCK ▪ be …

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  • 17stumbling block — n. a stumbling block to (a stumbling block to progress) * * * [ stʌmblɪŋblɒk] a stumbling block to (a stumbling block to progress) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18stumbling 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

  • 19stumbling block — /ˈstʌmblɪŋ blɒk/ (say stumbling blok) noun an obstacle or hindrance to progress, belief, etc.: *This was a stumbling block – one of many stumbling blocks for many an immigrant. –t.a.d. sobolewski, 1985 …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 20stumbling block —    A problem or obstacle that prevents you from achieving something is a stumbling block.     My father adapted quite well but the language was always a stumbling block for my mother …

    English Idioms & idiomatic expressions