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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham:

    Today's decision only reinforces why we need a President who will bring about real reform that repeals Obamacare and replaces it with a plan that expands consumer choice, increases coverage, delivers better value for the dollar, and gives states more control, without stifling job creation, as President, this is the kind of reform I would put in place.

  5. Jay Harris:

    Think about that phrase, 'As cool as the other side of the pillow.' It's a hot, stifling night. You're having trouble sleeping. But then you think to turn the pillow over, and, Wow, it's cool, and it feels so good, well, that's who Stuart is. He is 'the other side of pillow,' the man who made sportscasting cool. God bless whoever it was who thought to rearrange the bedding at ESPN.

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