obstructively


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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.
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Adv.1.obstructively - in an obstructive manner; "he acted very obstructively when we tried to carry out our project"
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Fragments of old wall, saint's chapel, chapter-house, convent and monastery, have got incongruously or obstructively built into many of its houses and gardens, much as kindred jumbled notions have become incorporated into many of its citizens' minds.
The aim is to have a global framework that will give businesses greater confidence to settle international disputes through mediation rather than taking them to court, which can be obstructively time-consuming and expensive.
"As I understand it, the police charged the solicitor with acting obstructively, but it's not going to proceed.
Conversely, OCF attitudes tend to be negative when it is performed explicitly, immediately, obstructively, and in the context of the whole class.
DEAR Editor, I am certain that residents of Sutton Coldfield will be very pleased that West Midlands Police are now fining motorists for parking obstructively, particularly on pavements.
Parking fines should be city-wide I AM certain that residents of Sutton Coldfield will be very pleased that West Midlands Police are now fining motorists for parking obstructively, particularly on pavements.