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obstructiveness

Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic of being obstructive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Tendency to obstruct or oppose; persistent opposition, as to the transaction of business; obstructive conduct or tactics.

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Examples

  • They're located in the lower level, with varying degrees of obstructiveness.

    Redskins invite me to join "The Loud Crowd"

  • Her obstructiveness is deliberate: as pointed out above, she does NOT WANT to seat either delegation YET.

    Wolfson: Even If Florida And Michigan Aren't Seated, An Obama Victory Would Be Legit

  • "This obstructiveness of the department of defence is merely indicative of the concerning trend within the department of defence to flaunt occupational health and safety legislation requirements."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Lechulatebe owed their lives to his clemency; and the latter might have paid dearly for his obstructiveness.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Sharpe, who had been prepared by Blair for every kind of official obstructiveness, dared not believe his good fortune.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • Eden had been so enraged by Churchill's procrastination and obstructiveness that he had sometimes come to hate the man he most admired.

    The Next Best Man

  • Lord CRAWFORD, who has probably forgotten more about Art than some of his critics ever knew, concealed his real sympathy for the motion under a mask of official obstructiveness, but was compelled eventually to give it a strictly provisional acceptance.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, March 19, 1919

  • Mellersh had had to be mentioned, because of his obstructiveness, but she had carefully kept him from overflowing outside the limits of necessity.

    The Enchanted April

  • He had sallied forth into that tropical jungle of festooned obstructiveness, of intertwisted irresponsibilities, of crouching prejudices, of abuses grown stiff and rigid with antiquity, which for so many years to come was destined to lure reforming ministers to their doom.

    Florence Nightingale: Part III

  • Only the obstructiveness of our Government prevented the still more easy pacification of the European provinces of Turkey in 1876, and caused the present war with all its harm to British trade and all its risks to "British interests."'

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 1

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