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Definition of "nimby" []

  • Not In My BackYard (initialism)
  • Someone who objects to the building of an undesirable structure in their neighborhood, especially in public policy debate. (noun)
  • Not wanting to have to deal with unpleasant or distasteful things near them. (adjective)

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Use "nimby" in a sentence
  • "Just like elsewhere, there is a vocal "nimby" (not in my back yard) feeling in some communities where people believe they will be the location for one of the eight planned power stations."
  • "Tories pledge to take money from 'nimby' councils election hustings event Grant Shapps defends policy of letting councils set their own housing targets Tory shadow housing minister Grant Shapps this week pledged to take ... protest at the controversial and 'ill thought ..."
  • "I love it when people pull out the "nimby" as if it's some terrible thing."
Words like "nimby"
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