obstructionism


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ob·struc·tion·ist

 (əb-strŭk′shə-nĭst, ŏb-)
n.
One who systematically blocks or interrupts a process, especially one who attempts to impede passage of legislation by the use of delaying tactics, such as a filibuster.

ob·struc′tion·ism n.
ob·struc′tion·is′tic adj.

obstructionism

deliberate interference with the progress of an argument. — obstructionist, n.obstructionistic, adj.
See also: Argumentation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obstructionism - deliberate interference
resistance - group action in opposition to those in power
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obstructionism

[əbˈstrʌkʃənɪzəm] Nobstruccionismo m

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On both issues, Cameron will be accountable for the results - he can no longer point to Labour's obstructionism or the need to bargain with coalition partners.
Prior to the meeting with EC officials, Goyal, at a press conference, said, "I think its extremely sad that certain political parties are trying to convert a political statement and a matter of fact which was used metaphorically to denote their party's ideology which is of anarchy and obstructionism.
Their obstructionism will reap negative economic consequences on businesses throughout our country," she warned at the time.
David Pryor, had touted himself as the "poster child" for bipartisanship and accused Cotton of being for the type of obstructionism that led to the federal government shutdown last year.
I thank PUP, Motoring Enthusiast and Family First Senators for their goodwill in working through the issues and clearing the waters left muddied by Labor's penchant for red tape, unnecessary bureaucracy and sheer bloody-minded obstructionism.
This what its obstructionism aims at during the talks that have been going on for 40 years, and continuing and intensifying colonisation," the Church Holy Synod unanimously decided during a marathon meeting chaired by Archbishop Chrysostomos.
The Iranian oil minister pointed to Iran's ongoing negotiations over the resumption of operations by international energy firms in Iran, and said, "So far, due to the US obstructionism, Iran has not been able to utilize its maximum production capacity for safe and easy supply in the oil market.
This is the time for neither power grabs nor obstructionism.
Now, the term "tea party" brings to mind illogic, ill-tempers and obstructionism.
Since then, Ornstein and Mann have not been invited to any of the three main Sunday-morning talk shows--NBC's Meet the Press, ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, or CBS's Face the Nation--to discuss their op-ed or their most recent book, It's Even Worse Than It Looks, which reached the same conclusion about Republican obstructionism.
The most economical explanation is that Assad's forces did it and the obstructionism of the regime adds weight to that inference.