What does the word obstructive mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Tending to obstruct.

Usage examples for obstructive

  1. Women have such an exquisite sense of things- just as they have now in regard to big obstructive hats in the theatres. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  2. He has not lost the kindness that used to make him a benefactor and succourer of the needy, and he is still liberal in helping forward the clever and industrious; but in his active superintendence of commercial undertakings he has contracted more and more of the bitterness which capitalists and employers often feel to be a reasonable mood towards obstructive proletaries. – Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot
  3. He knew the old utterance- rapid but not frequent, an obstructive thought causing sometimes a sudden halt in the midst of a stream of words. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
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