English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'obstructive'

(adjective) 
Definition
deliberately causing difficulties or delays
Mr Singh was obstructive and refused to co-operate.
Synonyms
unhelpful
,
difficult
I had a feeling you were going to be difficult about this.
,
awkward
She's got to an age where she's being awkward.
,
blocking
,
delaying
Delaying tactics were used to postpone the report.
,
contrary
Why must she always be so contrary?
,
stalling
,
inhibiting
,
restrictive
,
hindering
,
uncooperative
a bunch of stupid, cranky, uncooperative old fools
, ,
unaccommodating
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of awkward
She's got to an age where she's being awkward.
in the sense of contrary
Definition
perverse
Why must she always be so contrary?
Synonyms
cussed (informal),
stroppy (British, slang),
balky,
unaccommodating,
froward (archaic),
thrawn (Scottish, Northern England, dialect),
arsey (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang)
in the sense of delaying
Delaying tactics were used to postpone the report.
Synonyms
hindering,
procrastinating,
retardant,
temporizing,
cunctative (rare),
moratory

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