obstructionism








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.

noun

    1. a person who deliberately obstructs business, esp in a legislature
    2. (as modifier)obstructionist tactics

n.1879, from obstruction + -ism. n.1846, from obstruction + -ist.

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