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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