obstructive


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ob·struct

 (əb-strŭkt′, ŏb-)
tr.v. ob·struct·ed, ob·struct·ing, ob·structs
1. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
2. To impede, retard, or interfere with; hinder: obstructed my progress. See Synonyms at hinder1.
3. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen). See Synonyms at block.

[Latin obstruere, obstrūct- : ob-, against; see ob- + struere, to pile up; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

ob·struct′er, ob·struc′tor n.
ob·struc′tive adj.
ob·struc′tive·ly adv.
ob·struc′tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obstructive - preventing movement; "the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street"
preventative, preventive - tending to prevent or hinder

obstructive

Translations
مُعَرْقِل، حائِل دون التَقَدُّم
obstruerende
obstruáló
sem tefur/hindrar
prekážajúci
engelleyici

obstructive

[əbˈstrʌktɪv] ADJobstruccionista
he's just being obstructiveestá poniendo dificultades nada más

obstructive

[əbˈstrʌktɪv] adjobstructionniste

obstructive

adjobstruktiv (esp Pol), → behindernd; to be obstructive (person)Schwierigkeiten machen, sich querstellen (inf); to be obstructive to progressdem Fortschritt hinderlich sein

obstructive

[əbˈstrʌktɪv] adjche crea impedimenti
stop being obstructive! → smettila di fare ostruzionismo!

obstruct

(əbˈstrakt) verb
1. to block or close. The road was obstructed by a fallen tree.
2. to stop (something) moving past or making progress. The crashed lorry obstructed the traffic.
obˈstruction (-ʃən) noun
something that obstructs. an obstruction in the pipe.
obˈstructive adjective
inclined to cause trouble and difficulties. an obstructive personality.

obstructive

a. obstructor, obstruccionista.

obstructive

adj obstructivo
References in classic literature ?
Never before had I seen houses burning without the accompaniment of an obstructive crowd.
Newman thought it a damp, gloomy place to live in, and was puzzled by the obstructive and fragmentary character of the furniture.
I didn't like what I saw when I was studying there--so much empty bigwiggism, and obstructive trickery.
The flippancy of the half-educated is more obstructive to science than the obtuseness of the ignorant," said he.
Moralists usually employ their weapons against obstructive administrations.
He was an elegant man in very plain evening dress; tall, but with an air of not taking up much room; one felt that he could have slid along like a shadow where many smaller men would have been obvious and obstructive.
Moreover, it is one of those nooks which are legal nooks; and it contains a little Hall, with a little lantern in its roof: to what obstructive purposes devoted, and at whose expense, this history knoweth not.
A more hopeless person, in a spiritual point of view, I have never met with--there is absolutely, in this perplexing case, no obstructive material to work upon.
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