Adjective "Filibustering" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Filibustering


    Definition:

    1. U.S. Politics. the use of irregular or obstructive tactics by a member of a legislative assembly to prevent the adoption of a measure generally favored or to force a decision against the will of the majority. an exceptionally long speech, as one lasting for a day or days, or a series of such speeches to accomplish this purpose. a member of a legislature who makes such a speech.

    2. an irregular military adventurer, especially one who engages in an unauthorized military expedition into

    Origin:
    filibuster

    Examples:

    "orators can be filibustering."