Date: circa 1828
a physician specializing in obstetrics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction
Date: circa 1819
a branch of medical science that deals with birth and with its antecedents and sequels
Date: 14th century
a. the quality or state of being obstinate ; stubbornness
b. the quality or state of being difficult to remedy, relieve, or ...
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French obstinat, Latin obstinatus, past participle of obstinare to be resolved, from ob- in the way + -stinare (akin to stare to ...
Etymology: Latin obstreperus, from obstrepere to clamor against, from ob- against + strepere to make a noise
Date: circa 1600
1. marked by unruly or aggressive ...
Etymology: Latin obstructus, past participle of obstruere, from ob- in the way + struere to build, heap up — more at ob-, strew
1. to block or ...
a. the state of being obstructed; especially a condition of being clogged or blocked
b. an act of obstructing
2. something that obstructs
deliberate interference with the progress or business especially of a legislative body
• obstructionist noun or adjective
• obstructionistic adjective
Etymology: Middle English obteinen, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French obtenir, from Latin obtinēre to hold on to, possess, obtain, from ob- in the way + tenēre to ...
Etymology: Latin obtectus, past participle of obtegere to cover over, from ob- in the way + tegere to cover — more at thatch
of a pupa ...
Etymology: Latin obtrudere to thrust at, from ob- in the way + trudere to thrust — more at ob-, threat
Date: circa 1609
1. to ...
Etymology: Late Latin obtrusion-, obtrusio, from Latin obtrudere
1. an act of obtruding
2. something that is obtruded
a. forward in manner or conduct
b. undesirably prominent
2. thrust out ; protruding
Synonyms: see impertinent
• obtrusively adverb