obstructionist

[ uh b-struhk-shuh-nist ]
/ əbˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst /

noun

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

First recorded in 1840–50; obstruction + -ist
Related formsob·struc·tion·ism, nounob·struc·tion·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for obstructionistic

obstructionist

/ (əbˈstrʌkʃənɪst) /

noun

  1. a person who deliberately obstructs business, esp in a legislature
  2. (as modifier)obstructionist tactics
Derived Formsobstructionism, noun
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Word Origin and History for obstructionistic

obstructionist


n.

1846, from obstruction + -ist.

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