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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A psychological or emotional difficulty or inhibition.
  • noun An obstacle to smooth progress or development.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun an emotional difficulty or a psychological inhibition; a complex
  • noun an unforeseen obstacle to progress; a hitch

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an emotional preoccupation
  • noun an unforeseen obstacle

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