stumbling-block

  • 1 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 stumbling 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

  • 3 stumbling 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

  • 4 stumbling 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 6 stumbling block — ► NOUN ▪ an obstacle …

    English terms dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

  • 8 stumbling 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

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

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 stumbling 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

  • 13 stumbling 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

  • 14 stumbling block — stum|bling block [ stʌmblıŋ ,blak ] noun count a difficulty that causes mistakes or prevents progress: a major stumbling block to an agreement …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 stumbling block — noun A hindrance, obstacle or impediment. Idioms are a common stumbling block for learners of a language …

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  • 16 stumbling-block — The Greek word is skandalon (1 Cor. 1:23) and means an obstacle which could cause a fall (Lev. 19:14) or a fundamental difficulty for belief (Gal. 5:11). It is wrong for convinced believers to put a stumbling block in the way of less assured or… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 17 stumbling block — obstacle, problem    A strip of land is in the way of peace. It is the stumbling block …

    English idioms

  • 18 stumbling block — Synonyms and related words: bar, block, blockade, bottleneck, catch, cordon, curtain, determent, deterrent, difficulty, drawback, hamper, hang up, hazard, hitch, hurdle, impediment, joker, mountain, objection, obstacle, obstruction, obstructive,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 stumbling-block — n. Hindrance, obstruction, obstacle, check, bar, barrier, difficulty, impediment, lion in the way, stumbling stone …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 stumbling block — an obstacle or hindrance to progress, belief, or understanding. [1580 90] Syn. hurdle, barrier, impediment, block, bar. * * * …

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