Prohibitive vs Obstructive - What's the difference?

prohibitive | obstructive | Synonyms |

Prohibitive is a synonym of obstructive.


As adjectives the difference between prohibitive and obstructive

is that prohibitive is tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow while obstructive is causing obstructions.

As a noun prohibitive

is (linguistics) negative imperative.

prohibitive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow.
  • Some countries are more prohibitive than others when it comes to hot topics like euthanasia and cloning.
  • Costly to the extreme; beyond budget.
  • I'd like to visit Europe someday, but the cost is prohibitive right now.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (linguistics) negative imperative
  • obstructive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Causing obstructions.
  • * I wanted to see his report on me, but my manager was being obstructive .
  • Derived terms

    * obstructively * obstructiveness