obstructionist


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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.

obstructionist

(əbˈstrʌkʃənɪst)
n
(Parliamentary Procedure)
a. a person who deliberately obstructs business, esp in a legislature
b. (as modifier): obstructionist tactics.
obˈstructionism n

ob•struc•tion•ist

(əbˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst)

n.
a person who deliberately delays or obstructs progress, esp. of business before a deliberative body.
[1840–50]
ob•struc′tion•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obstructionist - someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
controversialist, disputant, eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
naysayer - someone with an aggressively negative attitude
stonewaller - one who stonewalls or refuses to answer or cooperate; someone who delays by lengthy speeches etc.
Translations

obstructionist

[əbˈstrʌkʃənɪst]
A. ADJobstruccionista
B. Nobstruccionista mf

obstructionist

nObstruktionspolitiker(in) m(f)

obstructionist

[əbˈstrʌkʃənɪst]
1. adjostruzionistico/a
2. nostruzionista m/f
References in classic literature ?
Evidently each accuses the other of being an obstructionist.
And you, sir, have lived an unimaginative obstructionist and never can hope now to emerge from it.
The drama surrounding parliament is a cruel reminder to the Bharatiya Janata Party of its own obstructionist tactics during the tenure of the United Progressive Alliance government.
The BJP parliamentary party condemns the obstructionist, narrow and antidevelopment mindset of the Congress as it will have a serious and adverse influence in a long term on the country which is emerging as an important economic power in the world," said the resolution passed in the meeting, which was attended by the prime minister and most of his ministerial colleagues.
He said, 'I know for a fact that the ANZ bank is under investigation and I have information that they are one of the institutions called out today by Mr Medcraft as obstructionist.
Talking to journalists, he cautioned and appealed to the establishment to avoid being an obstructionist, since any operation would rather worsen the crisis; while making a simultaneous appeal to Taliban, impressing the fact that only anti-federation forces, India and America would (were) benefiting from such infidelity.
The Prime Minister also criticised the opposition for adopting an obstructionist role in Parliament.
Yet a small but apparently dominant obstructionist cadre within the Republican ranks seemingly is willing to push the bounds of irresponsibility to ever greater heights.
We are shocked to observe the obstructionist attitude of opposite party (HSBC) which instead of accepting the fault gracefully by filing a reply has sought rejection of the complaint on ground of remedy of arbitration under the CIBIL Act," observed C K Chaturvedi, the president of the bench.
With unemployment stubbornly high and most Americans unhappy with his handling of the economy, Obama's speech is part of a 2012 election strategy to shift some of the blame for the struggling economy onto Congress and to portray it as obstructionist.
Based on exhaustive reading of presidential correspondence, news reports, the diary of Harold Ickes, and other sources, Dunn (Williams College) chronicles President Roosevelt's efforts to reenergize the New Deal during the 1938 elections by neutralizing the obstructionist coalition of Republicans and conservative Democrats and transforming the Democratic Party into a stoutly liberal party.
They propped up Limbaugh as their strawman to tar the GOP as an antique, discredited, and obstructionist bunch of sore losers who will stop at nothing to derail Obama's policies.