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obstructive

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CIDE DICTIONARY

obstructivea. [Cf. F. obstrictif.].
     Tending to obstruct; presenting obstacles; hindering; causing impediment.  [1913 Webster]
obstructiven. 
     An obstructive person or thing.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

obstructive, adj. & n.
--adj. causing or intended to cause an obstruction.
--n. an obstructive person or thing.

Derivative
obstructively adv. obstructiveness n.

THESAURUS

obstructive

choking, complaining, constrictive, contrary, counterproductive, crosswise, disputatious, disputing, dissentient, dissenting, fractious, hindering, hindersome, in the way, inhibiting, inhibitive, interrupting, interruptive, noncooperative, objecting, obstructing, obstruent, occlusive, on the barricades, proof against, protesting, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, reluctant, renitent, repellent, repressive, resistant, resisting, resistive, restrictive, retardant, retardative, stifling, strangling, suppressive, troublesome, uncooperative, unsubmissive, unyielding, up in arms, withstanding

ROGET THESAURUS

obstructive

Hindrance

N hindrance, prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage, embolus, embolism, infarct, interruption, interception, interclusion, hindrance, impedition, retardment, retardation, embarrassment, oppilation, coarctation, stricture, restriction, restraint, inhibition, blockade, interference, interposition, obtrusion, discouragement, discountenance, impediment, let, obstacle, obstruction, knot, knag, check, hitch, contretemps, screw loose, grit in the oil, bar, stile, barrier, turnstile, turnpike, gate, portcullis, beaver dam, trocha, barricade, wall, dead wall, sea wall, levee breakwater, groyne, bulkhead, block, buffer, stopper, boom, dam, weir, burrock, drawback, objection, stumbling-block, stumbling-stone, lion in the path, snag, snags and sawyers, encumbrance, incumbrance, clog, skid, shoe, spoke, drag, drag chain, drag weight, stay, stop, preventive, prophylactic, load, burden, fardel, onus, millstone round one's neck, impedimenta, dead weight, lumber, pack, nightmare, Ephialtes, incubus, old man of the sea, remora, difficulty, insuperable, obstacle, estoppel, ill wind, head wind, trammel, tether, hold back, counterpoise, damper, wet blanket, hinderer, marplot, killjoy, party pooper, party crasher, interloper, trail of a red herring, opponent, hindering, obstructive, obstruent, impeditive, impedient, intercipient, prophylactic, impedimentary, in the way of, unfavorable, onerous, burdensome, cumbrous, cumbersome, obtrusive, hindered, windbound, waterlogged, heavy laden, hard pressed, unassisted &c (assist), single-handed, alone, deserted, occurrent nubes.

Opponent

N opponent, antagonist, adversary, adverse party, opposition, enemy, the other side, assailant, oppositionist, obstructive, brawler, wrangler, brangler, disputant, filibuster, obstructionist, malcontent, Jacobin, Fenian, demagogue, reactionist, rival, competitor, bete noir.


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