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do-nothingism

[doo-nuhth-ing-iz-uh m] /ˈduˌnʌθ ɪŋˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the policy or practice of opposing a specific measure or change simply by refusing to consider or act on proposals; deliberate obstructionism.
Origin of do-nothingism
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; do-nothing + -ism
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