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obstructionist

[uh b-struhk-shuh-nist] /əbˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who deliberately delays or prevents progress.
2.
a person who delays or obstructs the business before a legislative body by parliamentary contrivances or legalistic maneuvers.
Origin of obstructionist
1840-1850
1840-50; obstruction + -ist
Related forms
obstructionism, noun
obstructionistic, adjective
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obstructionist

/əbˈstrʌkʃənɪst/
noun
1.
  1. a person who deliberately obstructs business, esp in a legislature
  2. (as modifier): obstructionist tactics
Derived Forms
obstructionism, noun
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Word Origin and History for obstructionist
n.

1846, from obstruction + -ist.

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