Definition of obstructionist in English:

obstructionist

noun & adjective

  • See obstructionism

    • ‘‘We would be fools if we were to try to be obstructionists,’ she said.’
    • ‘They should crusade for changes in Senate procedures that would prevent an obstructionist minority from delaying action indefinitely.’
    • ‘An aggressive, obstructionist Duma (Russia's lower house of parliament) dominated by Communists blocked any attempt at reform.’
    • ‘We can't ask others to play by rules we write concerning the global economy, only to then be obstructionists when it comes to necessary action to protect the environment.’
    • ‘Campbell launched the first round of obstructionist lawsuits challenging the acts of the legislature in 1868, a year during which Republican officials had faced a difficult situation.’

Pronunciation

obstructionist

/əbˈstrʌkʃənɪst/