What does stifling mean?

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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

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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

Examples of stifling in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Remy de Gourmont:

    Science is the only truth and it is the great lie. It knows nothing, and people think it knows everything. It is misrepresented. People think that science is electricity, automobilism, and dirigible balloons. It is something very different. It is life devouring itself. It is the sensibility transformed into intelligence. It is the need to know stifling the need to live. It is the genius of knowledge vivisecting the vital genius.

  3. John Osborne:

    I want to get to the height of my career being completely who I am, i mean, I am who I am, but I’ve kept a part of me muted, and it’s been stifling.

  4. John Osborne:

    I want to get to the height of my career being completely who I am, i mean, I am who I am, but I've kept a part of me muted, and it's been stifling.

  5. 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 ? ’ .

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    the verbal act of urging on
    • A. liniment
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