Antonyms for obstructiveness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uhb-struhkt
Phonetic Transcription : əbˈstrʌkt

Definition of obstructiveness

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.
  • As in opposition : noun obstruction, antagonism
  • As in polarity : noun opposition
Example sentences :
  • Two valuable days, however, had been lost by their obstructiveness.
  • Extract from : « By Canoe and Dog-Train » by Egerton Ryerson Young
  • Several critics of democracy have accused it not only of rash iconoclasm, but of obstinate conservatism and obstructiveness.
  • Extract from : « Outspoken Essays » by William Ralph Inge
  • Sechele, Sekomi, and Lechulatebe owed their lives to his clemency; and the latter might have paid dearly for his obstructiveness.
  • Extract from : « Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa » by David Livingstone

Synonyms for obstructiveness

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