nimbyism - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] informal 

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/ˈnɪmbiˌɪz(ə)m/

or Nimbyism  /ˈnɪmbiˌɪz(ə)m/

  1. opposition from local people to something such as a new building or new road being built near to where they live

    We're not talking about nimbyism - the Not In My Back Yard approach.

    There is an awful lot of Nimbyism about wind turbines here.