Related formssti·fling·ly, adverbun·sti·fling, adjective
Definition for stifling (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), sti·fled, sti·fling.
verb (used without object), sti·fled, sti·fling.
Origin of stifle1
SYNONYMS FOR stifle
Related formssti·fler, nounun·sti·fled, adjective
Examples from the Web for stifling
A creeping sense develops that Judy fled not just a stifling culture but a genuine existential threat.
The monster tech firms are stifling competition and consolidating their power while they expand into new markets.
And nothing squelches education, or the desire for education, like stifling discourse.
A name like that might ease some of the pressure of living under such a stifling state.Syrians Reject 'Bashar' Name Out of Hatred for President Assad|Mike Giglio|September 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“We want to take this around the world,” Gary says, stifling a yawn.
It was midday, then, on the tropic seas, and the horizon was closing in with clouds as of blood and vapours of stifling heat.The Manxman|Hall Caine
I am satisfying a yearning, and stifling a desire that could grow very strong if I let myself go.Burned Bridges|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Then he was aware of fresh wind and fruitful earth, but as she passed out of sight, he was imprisoned again by stifling furies.Moor Fires|E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
Would not a strong government have begun by stifling the scandal, from motives of patriotism, a mere sense of cleanliness even?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
And it seemed to me, by his speaking, that they were stifling his mouth.State Trials Vol. 2 (of 2)|Various