Stonewall
audio of Stonewall
Stonewall [stohn-wawl]

NOUN, VERB

Verb

  • Delay or obstruct (a request, process, or person) by refusing to
  • answer questions or by being evasive.
    Noun
Example

“The officer accused the chairman of stonewalling on the issue of theft in the department.”

“If the guest faculty refuses to be interviewed, or stonewalls, he might face punishment later.”

Synonyms

Obstruct, Hinder, Hindrance, Clog, Barrier, Blockage, Rebuff

Antonyms

Clear, Unclouded, Catalyst, Goad, Impetus

129