obstructionist
noun or adjective see obstructionism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • obstrucţionist — OBSTRUCŢIONÍST, Ă, obstrucţionişti, ste, adj., s.m. şi f. 1. adj. Care aparţine obstrucţionismului, privitor la obstrucţionism. 2. s.m. şi f. Persoană care practică obstrucţionismul. [pr.: ţi o ] – Din fr. obstructionniste. Trimis de oprocopiuc,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Obstructionist — Ob*struc tion*ist, n. One who deliberately hinders progress; one who obstructs business, as in a legislative body. a. Of or pertaining to obstructionists; causing obstruction; as, obstructionist tactics. [Recent] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obstructionist — index assailant, disputant, malcontent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obstructionist — (n.) 1846, from OBSTRUCTION (Cf. obstruction) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • obstructionist — [əb struk′shənist] n. anyone who obstructs progress; esp., a member of a legislative group who hinders the passage of legislation by various technical maneuvers adj. of obstructionists or obstructionism: also obstructionistic obstructionism n …   English World dictionary

  • obstructionist — obstructionism, n. obstructionistic, adj. /euhb struk sheuh nist/, n. 1. a person who deliberately delays or prevents progress. 2. a person who delays or obstructs the business before a legislative body by parliamentary contrivances or legalistic …   Universalium

  • obstructionist — noun a) someone who systematically obstructs the actions of others b) someone who attempts to impede the progress of legislation …   Wiktionary

  • obstructionist — Synonyms and related words: bitter ender, brawler, defendant, diehard, disputant, dissentient, dissident, filibuster, filibusterer, frustrater, hinderer, impeder, intransigent, irreconcilable, last ditcher, litigant, marplot, naysayer, negativist …   Moby Thesaurus

  • obstructionist — ob struc·tion·ist || É™b strÊŒkʃənɪst n. one who intentionally and systematically interferes; hinderer of legislation, filibusterer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obstructionist — ob·struc·tion·ist …   English syllables

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