Definition of Filibuster:
Act in an obstructive manner in a legislature, especially by speaking at inordinate length.
First used by Rep. Albert Brown in 1853, a filibuster is a form of obstruction in legislature in hopes of delaying or entirely preventing a vote on a given proposal. Filibusters in the United States are commonly found in the Senate when the minority party doesnt approve of a bill that was proposed by the majority party. Filibusters allow a specific person, or group of people, to speak for as long as they wish and may discuss any topic that they choose.
A person engaging in unauthorized warfare against a foreign country.
An action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures.
Synonyms of Filibuster
Delaying tactics, Stonewalling, Procrastination, Obstruction, Delaying, Blocking, Hold-up, 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, Filing, First reading, Forensic, Forensic address, Formal speech, Frustrater, Funeral oration, Gain time, Get the floor, Hang, Hang back, Hang fire, Harangue, Have the floor, Hesitate, Hinderer, Hold off, Hortatory address, Impeder, Inaugural, Inaugural address, Introduction, Invective, Jeremiad, Kill, Legislate, Lobby through, Logroll, Logrolling, Make time, Marplot, Negativist, Obstructer, Obstructionist, Oration, Ordain, Outlast, Outspeak, Outtalk, Pass, Pep talk, Peroration, Philippic, Pigeonhole, Pitch, Play for time, Pocket, Prepared speech, Prepared text, Procrastinate, Public speech, Put in force, Put through, Railroad through, Reading, Recital, Recitation, Roll call, Roll logs, Sales talk, Salutatory, Salutatory address, Say, Screed, Second reading, Set speech, Speech, Speechification, Speeching, Stall, Stall for time, Stall off, Steamroller methods, Stooge around, Table, Tabling, Take the floor, Talk, Talk against time, Talk down, Talkathon, Temporize, Third reading, Thwarter, Tirade, Valediction, Valedictory, Valedictory address, Veto, Vote, Yield the floor
How to use Filibuster in a sentence?
- The bill was defeated by a Senate filibuster in June.
- She has filibustered against a budget that would have cut school funding.
Meaning of Filibuster & Filibuster Definition