obstructionism

noun
ob·​struc·​tion·​ism | \ əb-ˈstrək-shə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce obstructionism (audio) , äb- \

Definition of obstructionism

: deliberate interference with the progress or business especially of a legislative body

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obstructionist \ əb-​ˈstrək-​sh(ə-​)nist How to pronounce obstructionism (audio) , äb-​ \ noun or adjective
obstructionistic \ əb-​ˌstrək-​shə-​ˈni-​stik How to pronounce obstructionism (audio) , äb-​ \ adjective

Examples of obstructionism in a Sentence

They accused the other political party of obstructionism.

First Known Use of obstructionism

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of obstructionism was in 1879

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“Obstructionism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obstructionism. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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obstructionism

noun

English Language Learners Definition of obstructionism

formal : things that are done to stop or delay the progress of a legal or political process

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