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1 filibuster

A legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes.

synonym: filibusterer.

Roget 792: thief, robber, homo triumliterarum [Lat.], pilferer, rifler, filcher, plagiarist.    spoiler, depredator, pillager, marauder; harpy, shark [Slang], ... show more

Dutch: obstructie

2 filibuster

law A tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches.


1 filibuster

Obstruct deliberately by delaying.

Roget 791: steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palm; abstract; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: address, after-dinner speech, allocution, be dilatory, chalk talk, cloture, committee consideration, constitute, debate, declamation, decree, deliberation, diatribe, division, enact, enact laws, eulogy, exhortation, filibusterer, filibustering ... show more.

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