Nimby definitions

nĭm'bē
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.

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One who objects to a project, especially one intended for the benefit of the public, such as a school or landfill, being sited near one's residence.
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Opposition by nearby residents to a proposed building project, esp. a public one, as being hazardous, unsightly, etc.
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A person who opposes such a project.
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(chiefly US) Not In My BackYard.
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(usually pejorative) Someone who objects to the building of an undesirable structure in their neighborhood, especially in public policy debate.

Politically correct green (as in vegetation) nimbies (may object to nuclear power plants, polluting factories, etc.)

Socially conservative brown (as in shirts) nimbies (may object to the building of jails, prisons, housing for ex-convicts, drinking or adult entertainment establishments)

Fiscally conservative green (as in money) nimbies (may object to the building of anything which may decrease preexisting property values)

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Origin of nimby

n(ot) i(n) m(y) b(ack) y(ard)