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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /-tɚ/
    • /ˈfɪl.ɪ.bʌs.tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /-tɚ/

Definition of filibustering word

  • noun filibustering Present participle of filibuster. 1

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filibustering popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for filibustering

noun filibustering

  • obstructionism — a person who deliberately delays or prevents progress.

adjective filibustering

  • blocking — the interruption of anode current in a valve because of the application of a high negative voltage to the grid
  • obstructionist — a person who deliberately delays or prevents progress.

verb filibustering

  • adjourn — If a meeting or trial is adjourned or if it adjourns, it is stopped for a short time.
  • bar — A bar is a place where you can buy and drink alcoholic drinks.
  • block — A block of flats or offices is a large building containing them.
  • defer — If you defer an event or action, you arrange for it to happen at a later date, rather than immediately or at the previously planned time.
  • detain — When people such as the police detain someone, they keep them in a place under their control.

Antonyms for filibustering

verb filibustering

  • abandon — If you abandon a place, thing, or person, you leave the place, thing, or person permanently or for a long time, especially when you should not do so.
  • advance — To advance means to move forward, often in order to attack someone.
  • aid — Aid is money, equipment, or services that are provided for people, countries, or organizations who need them but cannot provide them for themselves.
  • allow — If someone is allowed to do something, it is all right for them to do it and they will not get into trouble.
  • assist — If you assist someone, you help them to do a job or task by doing part of the work for them.

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