OTHER WORDS FROM obstructionistob·struc·tion·ism, nounob·struc·tion·is·tic, adjective
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How to use obstructionist in a sentence
The absence of Sinema is almost metaphorical as she has become the target of ire for progressives who view her as an obstructionist to their agenda in the Senate.
By lowering the costs of obstruction, the rule change gave birth to the “silent” filibuster, laying bare the obstructionist tactic for what it is.History reveals that getting rid of the filibuster is the only option|Nancy Young|March 12, 2021|Washington Post
If Democrats are getting small businesses and families things that they need and Republicans are obstructionists, I think that Democrats could buck the historical trend.Democrats win unified — if narrow — control of Washington on a violent day|Michael Scherer|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
It promotes irrational, obstructionist politics and increases the divide between Americans.
In a divided Congress, each party can point its finger at the other and say: “Obstructionist!”Here’s What Happens When the GOP Takes Over the Senate|Michael Tomasky|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The country has soured on obstructionist politicians and the Tea Party in particular.
Ronald Reagan, like Obama and unlike FDR, rarely bullied party renegades or obstructionist opponents.
And finally, this week, they saw that they can be something other than totally obstructionist, and the world will still spin.The Party of No Flirts With Yes as Mitch McConnell’s Grip on the GOP Slips|Michael Tomasky|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Across the aisle, “obstructionist,” “waste of time,” and “37 times” kept popping up.Obamacare 37, Republicans 0: House GOP Loses Again on Repeal Vote|Michelle Cottle|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And you, sir, have lived an unimaginative obstructionist and never can hope now to emerge from it.The Poison Belt|Arthur Conan Doyle
Sykes had been an obstructionist in the legislature during the war.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
This one was very pretty, but an obstructionist nevertheless.Mrs. Dorriman, Volume 2 of 3|Julie Bosville Chetwynd
Viewed from the standpoint of the populace, he was a selfish, cross-grained old obstructionist.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
During the Melbourne administration from 1835 to 1841 he figured conspicuously as an obstructionist in the House of Lords.
British Dictionary definitions for obstructionist
- a person who deliberately obstructs business, esp in a legislature
- (as modifier)obstructionist tactics