One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
noun & adjective
- ‘‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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