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Two valuable days, however, had been lost by their obstructiveness.

Several critics of democracy have accused it not only of rash iconoclasm, but of obstinate conservatism and obstructiveness.

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

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, a back-formation from obstruction or else from Latin obstructus, past participle of obstruere "to block, to stop up" (see obstruction). Related: Obstructed; obstructing.

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