Definition of Thwarter

1. Noun. Someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take.

Exact synonyms: Obstructer, Obstructionist, Obstructor, Resister
Generic synonyms: Controversialist, Disputant, Eristic
Specialized synonyms: Naysayer, Stonewaller
Derivative terms: Obstruct, Obstructionism, Obstruct, Resist, Thwart



Definition of Thwarter

1. n. A disease in sheep, indicated by shaking, trembling, or convulsive motions.

Definition of Thwarter

1. Noun. A person or thing that thwarts. ¹

2. Noun. A disease of sheep, indicated by shaking, trembling, or convulsive motions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thwarter

1. one that thwarts [n -S] - See also: thwarts

Medical Definition of Thwarter

1. A disease in sheep, indicated by shaking, trembling, or convulsive motions. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thwarter

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thuyin
thuyol
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thwackers
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thwaite
thwaites
thwap
thwart
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thwartedness
thwarter (current term)
thwarters
thwarting
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thwartness
thwarts
thwartwise
thwittle
thwittles
thwock
thwocked
thwocking
thwocks

Literary usage of Thwarter

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1. The Shepherd's Guide: Being a Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Sheep by James Hogg (1807)
"... OF THE thwarter-ILL. THIS is the next disease that falls to be mentioned, because it preys upon young and old, and middle aged. ..."

2. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1894)
"... him to beare that office because a thwarter of him in severall public matters relating to the University and was not at all pliable to his humour. ..."

3. Shakespeare from Betterton to Irving by George Clinton Densmore Odell (1920)
"... the character of Claudius was restored to the position in which Shakespeare had placed it—that of chief antagonist, villain, thwarter of the hero. ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1856)
"The Act of 1844 is the great thwarter of all mercantile calculations, and the fertile parent of bankruptcies. This was strikingly exemplified in the crisis ..."

5. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"I have lived long enough to see that our chief agonizer and thwarter is impatience. One of the prettiest spectacles to me is a ..."

6. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1893)
"... encomium on the Ass, and a satirical description of his old Cambridge thwarter, Doctor Perne. He attacked, also, John Lyly for his " Pap with a Hatchet. ..."

7. Transactions of the Society for the Promotion of Useful Arts, in the State by Society for the Promotion of Useful Arts (1819)
"16 Trembling, thwarter, or Leaping lit. — These three appellations, of which the last is most common in Annandale, and the first in Selkirkshire and to the ..."

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