Related formsob·struc·tion·ism, nounob·struc·tion·is·tic, adjective
Examples from the Web for obstructionism
And yet the same states help increase Republican obstructionism power in Washington.
Obama has long argued that Republican obstructionism is to blame for the current paralysis in government.
But the only thing these two crises have in common is that Republican obstructionism is making them worse.The So-Called Immigration Border Crisis Is Neither|Sally Kohn|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obstructionism is a problem, but Obama has been slow to make appointments and press for confirmation.
On the face of it, Reid and the Democrats are indulging in the obstructionism that Republicans have accused them of.Democrats May Be Obstructionists Now, but They Have Good Reason|Jamelle Bouie|October 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Obstructionism or passive sabotage, which consists in carrying out orders literally, regardless of consequences.The Red Conspiracy|Joseph J. Mereto
British Dictionary definitions for obstructionism
- a person who deliberately obstructs business, esp in a legislature
- (as modifier)obstructionist tactics