obstructionism

obstructionist

[uhb-struhk-shuh-nist]
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:
1840–50; obstruction + -ist

obstructionism, noun
obstructionistic, adjective
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obstructionist (əbˈstrʌkʃənɪst)
 
n
a.  a person who deliberately obstructs business, esp in a legislature
 b.  (as modifier): obstructionist tactics
 
ob'structionism
 
n

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