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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.
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obstructionist

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

obstructionist

[əbˈstrʌkʃənɪst]
A. ADJobstruccionista
B. Nobstruccionista mf
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obstructionist

nObstruktionspolitiker(in) m(f)
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obstructionist

[əbˈstrʌkʃənɪst]
1. adjostruzionistico/a
2. nostruzionista m/f
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References in classic literature ?
Evidently each accuses the other of being an obstructionist. They lock themselves together and chew each other's jaws for a while; then they roll and tumble on the ground till one loses a horn or a leg and has to haul off for repairs.
"And you, sir, have lived an unimaginative obstructionist and never can hope now to emerge from it."
My critics contended that if only I had been less "obstructionist" in my policies, the convoluted and tortured conflicts of the Middle East would immediately and permanently have settled themselves.
20 (Saba) -- The National Committee for Prisoners' Affairs on Tuesday demanded that the UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths disclose the obstructionist party that refuses his initiative regarding the exchange of prisoners.
Pero kung talagang parang obstructionist na ang dating hindi na namin pagbibigyan,'' he explained.
But it has never been my nature not to be an obstructionist,' he added.
Finally, when there is no activated supporter, but there is an activated opponent of convergence, we are likely to see obstructionist politics.
"We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with," Trump tweeted in the early hours of Friday morning.
LG cannot be an obstructionist, he must take advice from the Council of Ministers.
The difference between then and now is that Republicans did not embrace the extreme obstructionist posture that Democrats have chosen as their mantra de jour.
Ironically, Donald Trump blames the Democrats for the situation, calling them obstructionist. In fact, it is he who can end this draconian policy with a phone call or a stroke of the pen.