obstructionism

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From obstruction +‎ -ism.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əbˈstɹʌk.ʃən.ɪz(.ə)m/

Noun[edit]

obstructionism (uncountable)

  1. A deliberate policy of obstructing something, especially a political process or body.
    • 2010, "Coming back to bite him", The Economist, 14 Oct 2010:
      The most promising mode of attack for the right may be state-led obstructionism.

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