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Meaning of OBSTRUCTIVE

Pronunciation:  ub'struktiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  preventing movement; "the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street"
 

OBSTRUCTIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: clogging, hindering, impeding, preventative, preventive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ob*struct"ive\, a. [Cf.F. obstrictif.]
    Tending to obstruct; presenting obstacles; hindering; causing
    impediment. -- {Ob*struct"ive*ly}, adv.
    
    
  2. \Ob*struct"ive\, n.
    An obstructive person or thing.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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