obstructionism

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noun ob·struc·tion·ism \-shə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of obstructionism

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

obstructionist

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obstructionistic

play \-ˌstrək-shə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective

Examples of obstructionism in a sentence

  1. They accused the other political party of obstructionism.

1879

First Known Use of obstructionism

1879


OBSTRUCTIONISM Defined for English Language Learners

obstructionism

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noun ob·struc·tion·ism \-shə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of obstructionism for English Language Learners

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


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