nimby

(noun, adjective)

adjective

1. Not wanting to have to deal with unpleasant or distasteful things near them.

- Their vote against measures to help refugees has been perceived by the socially conscious margin of society as a typically nimby attitude.

noun

1. someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard

Definition categories: person, contestant, dissenter, dissident, objector, protester