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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Nauert, in this regard, said, "We also note the constructive participation of the Syrian opposition delegation, which stands in contrast to the obstructionism and procrastination of the Syrian regime delegation.
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An attempted filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee is rare, and to do so in this context, with such an eminently qualified and brilliant judge, is nothing short of obstructionism," White House spokesman Sean Spicer said, noting Leahy's comments against taking part in a filibuster.
What the voting and comments from our participants this year shows is a level of sophistication that belies the undeserved reputation for obstructionism educators have in some circles.
Abbas' obstructionism has been holding up the prosecution of numerous co-defendants in the linked case, much to their ire.
Whether that represents a democratic victory of David v Goliath dimensions, or obstructionism driven by parochial concerns, is open to interpretation.
Inaction, obstructionism and deniability cannot be allowed to trump truth, compassion and action.
A day after Modi asked Congress to take a New Year resolve to allow Houses to run, Chidambaram said Congress' opposition to government's wrong policies or poorly-drafted laws or ill-conceived schemes or acts of misconduct or misuse of government agencies cannot be termed as obstructionism.
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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.