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Synonyms for filibuster
ˈfɪl əˌbʌs tərfil·i·buster

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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. filibuster, filibusterernoun

    a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes

    Synonyms:
    filibusterer

  2. filibusterverb

    (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

    Synonyms:
    filibusterer

  3. filibusterverb

    obstruct deliberately by delaying

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. filibusternoun

    Synonyms:
    [Modern.] pirate, freebooter, buccaneer, sea-robber, sea-rover, lawless adventurer

PPDB, the paraphrase database4.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "filibuster":

    obstruction

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How to use filibuster in a sentence?

  1. Jim Clyburn:

    We find some real issues trying to figure out why it is that when we decided to support his bill, he seems to be supporting a filibuster of his own bill, that, to us, is very disconcerting.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    Senate Republicans mounted a partisan filibuster against a very straightforward piece of legislation to help provide equal pay to women, it's shocking that my Republican colleagues believe that the Senate has no role to play in defending the rights of women who are unfairly and illegally discriminated against in the workplace.

  3. Donald Trump:

    To prevent the omnibus situation from ever happening again, I'm calling on Congress to give me a line item veto for all government spending bills and the Senate must end -- they must end -- the filibuster rule and get down to work.

  4. Elizabeth Warren:

    Bernie supports the filibuster, but I want to get rid of the filibuster because I want to get something done.

  5. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    As I've said before, the Senate will revisit this important issue over the current work period, we'll give Democrats another opportunity to end their filibuster of funding that's critical to controlling Zika and supporting our veterans.


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