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Racism may be as systemic as it always was. It is the great problem of America. It's the one stumbling block that I don't believe was ever smoothed over.
Robert Guillaume

Meaning of "stumbling block" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF STUMBLING BLOCK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STUMBLING BLOCK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stumbling block is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES STUMBLING BLOCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Stumbling block

In an idiomatic usage in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, a stumbling block is a behavior or attitude that leads another to sin.

Definition of stumbling block in the English dictionary

The definition of stumbling block in the dictionary is any impediment or obstacle.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STUMBLING BLOCK

stum
stumble
stumblebum
stumbler
stumbling
stumblingly
stumbly
stumer
stumm
stummed
stummel
stumming
stump
stump farm
stump ranch
stump speech
stump up
stump-jump plough
stumpage
stumper

WORDS THAT END LIKE STUMBLING BLOCK

a chip off the old block
apartment block
block
building block
cellblock
chip off the old block
clock
cylinder block
engine block
mental block
mounting-block
nerve block
on the block
roadblock
snatch block
starting block
sun block
superblock
unblock
wood block
writer´s block

Synonyms and antonyms of stumbling block in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STUMBLING BLOCK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «stumbling block» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of stumbling block

Translation of «stumbling block» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STUMBLING BLOCK

Find out the translation of stumbling block to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stumbling block from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stumbling block» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

绊脚石
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

obstáculo
570 millions of speakers

English

stumbling block
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बाधा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حجر العثرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

камнем преткновения
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pedra no caminho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রতিবন্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pierre d´achoppement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

penghalang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hindernis
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

障害
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

장애물
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Stumbling block
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vấp khối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தடுமாற்றம் தடுக்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अडथळा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

engel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scoglio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zgorszeniem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

каменем спотикання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

piatră de poticnire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρόσκομμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

struikelblok
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stötestenen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

snublestein
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stumbling block

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STUMBLING BLOCK»

The term «stumbling block» is regularly used and occupies the 63.700 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STUMBLING BLOCK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stumbling block

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7 QUOTES WITH «STUMBLING BLOCK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word stumbling block.
1
Paul Gauguin
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
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Robert Guillaume
Racism may be as systemic as it always was. It is the great problem of America. It's the one stumbling block that I don't believe was ever smoothed over.
3
Cullen Hightower
A stepping-stone can be a stumbling block if we can't see it until after we have tripped over it.
4
Susan Lucci
You know what my greatest personal stumbling block is? My shyness.
5
Danica McKellar
Most of the time I liked school and got good grades. In junior high, though, I hit a stumbling block with math - I used to come home and cry because of how frustrated I was! But after a few good teachers and a lot of perseverance, I ended up loving math and even choosing it as a major when I got to college.
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Blake Mycoskie
As entrepreneurs, we often get pressured into hiring an industry executive. While it's good to hire people with experience, it can also be a stumbling block because they think about the business the same way everyone else does.
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Joe Slovo
But as you say, the fundamental stumbling block is the question of the future of the economy. And it's not just the sort of economic laboratory question, of what kind of system would best generate growth, which is the way it's presented.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STUMBLING BLOCK»

Discover the use of stumbling block in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stumbling block and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Internal Stumbling Block:
Anything in your life, which conforms with the worldly system is an internal stumbling block. Any priority in your heart that contradicts the Scripture is an internal stumbling block. Anything or anybody in your heart, that gets what God alone ...
Dr.D. K. Olukoya, 2014
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Life - Stumbling Block Or Stepping Stone
Book 4 Life—Stumbling Block or Stepping Stone? The quality of your life is a choice. Everything in your life you have chosen on a conscious or unconscious level. There are no victims. We are daily confronted with numerous choices and in ...
Brenda Hattingh Ph.D., 2012
3
Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
5499 To be a (Stumbling-)block in one's way [The following is a selection from 63 occurrences of the phrase, of which 11 had "block" only] 1636 R Williams in Winthrop Papers(A) 3.317: And cry to Heaven, to remove the stumbling blocks.
Bartlett Jere Whiting, 1977
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Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
STUMBLE, STUMBLING BLOCK weary explorers stumbled upon an ancient Mayan city"). The Bible repeatedly uses the image of stumbling, and the English language and its stock imagery of moral misstep has been shaped by it. For example ...
Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III, 2010
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Stumbling Blocks: Conquering the Stuff That Holds You Back
Foreword Introduction Stumbling block: Stumbling block: Stumbling block: Stumbling block: Stumbling block: Stumbling block: Stumbling block: Stumbling block: Stumbling block: Stumbling block: Stumbling block: Conclusion Fallen idols Faith ...
Gavin Calver, Anne Calver, 2012
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The Stumbling-Block
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Edwin Pugh, 2010
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The Daily Evening and Morning Offering: (Agnihotra) ...
The discussion on the stumbling-block continues. TB. 2, i, 4, 1-4 : The gods offered an increasing libation, the Asuras a decreasing one. Because of this the gods prospered and the Asuras were ruined. If he should wish (of the sacrificer) " May ...
H. W. Bodewitz, 1976
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The Book of Proverbs and Arabic Proverbial Works
The Tongue as a Stumbling Block In Arabic proverbs the tongue is depicted as a stumbling block; an image absent in Proverbs. "A slip of the foot is safer than that of the tongue ( jlJJl S^p j* 'X-l »'-uJl »^p)."40 A similar proverb is attributed to ...
Riad Aziz Kassis, 1999
9
New Testament Words
(a) It is used to translate the word michsol, which quite definitely does mean a ' stumbling-block'. It is so in Lev. 19.14. Thou shall not put a stumbling-block before the blind.' It is so used in Ps. 119.165, 'Great peace have they which love thy law: ...
William Barclay, 2000
10
A Stumbling Block
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Justus Miles Forman, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STUMBLING BLOCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stumbling block is used in the context of the following news items.
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Chat about Safe Harbour all you like, the NSA's still the stumbling
Chat about Safe Harbour all you like, the NSA's still the stumbling block. Facebook ruling could yet scupper the whole deal. Data center. Twitter. Facebook. G+. «The Register, Jul 15»
2
Rice, milk and cars among the stumbling blocks in historic trade pact
The Obama administration is closer than ever on a breakthrough on the biggest trade deal in world history. But years of delicate negotiating could be undone by ... «Politico, Jul 15»
3
The big stumbling block in US-Cuba relations – and how it might be …
The improving US-Cuba relationship is still fraught with challenges. One of the toughest is control of Guantánamo Bay. But another US-Latin American power ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
4
Major stumbling block on US-290 after TxDOT fires contractor
US-290 is undergoing a major construction project, but recently drivers and businesses owners along one portion of the freeway noticed that roadwork had ... «KTRK-TV, Jul 15»
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Pitch clock in MLB baseball? Here's 1 potential stumbling block
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred (left) and Players Association executive director Tony Clark Photo: AP; Anthony J. Causi ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
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Final Iran Deal Faces Potential Stumbling Block
This issue should not be a stumbling block." However, a U.S. official close to the talks disagreed, saying the parameters of the framework adopted in Lausanne, ... «Voice of America, Jul 15»
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Molycorp runs into bankruptcy stumbling block
Inc., which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, ran into a bankruptcy court stumbling court on Friday. Molycorp wants to start tapping a $225 ... «9NEWS.com, Jun 15»
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Ike memorial gets a go-ahead, but money a stumbling block
The design for a memorial on the National Mall to the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower remains controversial as the House cuts funding for it but an ... «McClatchy Washington Bureau, Jun 15»
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Corey Dickerson's foot injury can be a stumbling block for fantasy …
Every day, we'll examine the biggest fantasy baseball stories and provide daily fantasy baseball tips to help you win money on FantasyScore. «USA TODAY, May 15»
10
SEC a stumbling block in banks' forex guilty pleas: sources
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Banks want assurances from U.S. regulators that they will not be barred from certain businesses before agreeing to plead guilty to ... «Business Insider, May 15»

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