[ uh b-struhk-shuh-nist ]
/ əbˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst /
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM obstructionistob·struc·tion·ism, nounob·struc·tion·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for obstructionistic
/ (əbˈstrʌkʃənɪst) /
- a person who deliberately obstructs business, esp in a legislature
- (as modifier)obstructionist tactics
Derived forms of obstructionistobstructionism, noun
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