Synonyms and Antonyms of bar
a straight piece (as of wood or metal) that is longer than it is wide
- All of the prison's windows are partially covered with steel bars.
a line or long narrow section differing in color from the background
- The cat had a bar of white down her throat.
a pile or ridge of granular matter (as sand or snow)
- More than one boater has run aground on that treacherous bar of sand in the river.
a place of business where alcoholic beverages are sold to be consumed on the premises
- a bar that serves meals as well as drinks
an assembly of persons for the administration of justice
- The younger judge brought a fresh viewpoint to the bar.
something that makes movement or progress difficult
- The complication of the molecule is the biggest bar to reproducing it.
balk, block, chain, clog, cramp, crimp, deterrent, drag, embarrassment, encumbrance, fetter, handicap, hindrance, holdback, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, shackles, stop, stumbling block, trammel
catch, hitch, rub, snag
barrier, blockade, blockage, brick wall, stone wall
arrest, bit, brake, check, constraint, curb, hobble, rein, restraint
delay, holdup, stall
burden, cumber, load
danger, hazard, peril, reef
adversity, difficulty, disadvantage, drawback, hardship
catalyst, goad, impetus, incentive, spur, stimulant, stimulus
advantage, break, edge
aid, assistance, benefit, boost, handmaiden (also handmaid), help
something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared
- We need to raise the bar for what is acceptable behavior in this situation.
case, example, instance
average, norm, rule
acme, apex, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenith