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English definition of “nimby”

nimby

noun [C]     /ˈnɪm.bi/ disapproving
abbreviation for not in my back yard : a person who does not want something unpleasant to be built or done near where they live : The spokeswoman said that nimby attitudes were delaying development of the site .Opposing and against nimbyism     /-ɪsm/ noun [U] disapproving Residents were accused of nimbyism when they tried to stop the new superstore development .Opposing and against
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