- a person who deliberately delays or prevents progress.
- a person who delays or obstructs the business before a legislative body by parliamentary contrivances or legalistic maneuvers.
Origin of obstructionist
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- a person who deliberately obstructs business, esp in a legislature
- (as modifier)obstructionist tactics
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