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Obstructionist   /əbstrˈəkʃənəst/  /əbstrˈəkʃənɪst/   Listen

Someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take.  Synonyms: obstructer, obstructor, resister, thwarter.

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"Obstructionist" Quotes from Famous Books

... contempt for the multitude. He is one born into a high tradition of life. He has the courage, the skill in arms, and the talent for affairs that come with high birth in the manly races. He has also the faith in tradition that makes an unlettered upper class narrow and obstructionist. Like the rich in France before the Revolution, he despises the poor. He denies them the right to complain of their hunger. Rather than grant them that right, or the means of urging redress, he would take a short way with them, as was ...
— William Shakespeare • John Masefield

Words linked to "Obstructionist" :   obstructor, obstructer, controversialist, disputant, stonewaller, thwarter, eristic, naysayer, obstructionism, resister

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