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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smothered, stifled, strangled, suppressedadjective

    held in check with difficulty

    "a smothered cough"; "a stifled yawn"; "a strangled scream"; "suppressed laughter"

Wiktionary

  1. stifledadjective

    That has been interrupted, suppressed etc

    The stifled attempt at reform lead to further resentment.

Wikipedia

  1. stifled

    What You Don't See is the second studio album by American pop punk band The Story So Far.

ChatGPT

  1. stifled

    Stifled generally refers to being restricted, curbed, or held back, often in term of expression, growth, development, or progress. It can also mean to suppress a feeling or response.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stifled

    of Stifle

  2. Stifledadjective

    stifling

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stifled in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stifled in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of stifled in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush on Tuesday:

    The animal spirits of this country are being stifled by this top-down-driven regulatory system that is choking off the next generation of job creators.

  2. Viola Davis:

    I spent so many years at Juilliard just wanting to beat somebody up, i think it was the height of my anger; that chip on my shoulder. I'm still trying to take care of that chip on my shoulder, by the way. It was mainly because I felt my voice as an artist was being stifled.

  3. Jack London:

    I would rather be ashes than dust I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

  4. Ruby McGregor-Smith:

    Without further action, we now face the very real prospect of serious damage to our economic recovery, stifled growth as well as another less than happy Christmas for many businesses and their customers across the country.

  5. Elizabeth Warren:

    Today's big tech companies have too much power—over our economy, our society, & our democracy. They've bulldozed competition, used our private info for profit, hurt small businesses & stifled innovation. It's time to #BreakUpBigTech.

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