Definitions for stifling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling(adj)

    forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

    "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"

  2. sultry, stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous(adj)

    characterized by oppressive heat and humidity

    "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"

Wiktionary

  1. stifling(Adjective)

    Describing something that stifles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stifling

    of Stifle

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stifling in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stifling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Darcy Meys:

    They are crushing his spirit, they are stifling his creativity.

  2. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush:

    There's been no dialogue, no conversation, there's been a stifling of debate about the properness of this negotiation.

  3. England Governor Mark Carney:

    The important thing for us as members of the FSB is to be moving in parallel with these developments and not be stifling innovation, but being able to apply them in a way that improves the resilience of the system.

  4. Deborah Carr:

    Some forms of marital strain can be protective, but support can be stifling, marital conflict does n’t necessarily mean tension and discord, it can be squabbles over things like, ‘ why did n’t you take your meds ? ’ .

  5. Tom Robinson:

    It provides enough oversight to provide legitimacy without stifling innovation, i think it is a good balance between on the one hand the U.S. and specifically New York, which I think have gone too far, and what a lot of countries are doing which is just completely ignoring it.

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