verb (used with object), stul·ti·fied, stul·ti·fy·ing.
Origin of stultify
Examples from the Web for stultifying
It began, for them all, with the urge to seek some form of liberty and escape the stultifying conventions of Regency England.The Man Who Invented Vampires and the Creepiest Literary Gathering Ever|Emma Garman|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The ubiquity of burgers (sliders and/or full-sizers) has been overwhelming, and stultifying.
Once he forgot recounting the past, out went the stultifying “obligations.”
Hence Senator Hamblin's friends tried to reconcile themselves to his action, but succeeded only in stultifying themselves.The Cleverdale Mystery or, The Machine and its Wheels|W. A. Wilkins
I dislike what is called decent poverty, I dislike the narrow life, the stultifying life, the mean life.A Plucky Girl|L. T. Meade
Something deep in me, which was a part of my nature, was antagonistic, stultifying to the essentials of his own being.The Inside of the Cup, Complete|Winston Churchill
Education on such lines seems curiously false to many minds, as well as stultifying.'Murphy'|Major Gambier-Parry
In reality it is often much better to take our facts second hand; the stultifying thing is to take our conclusions so.College Teaching|Paul Klapper
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for stultify
1766, "allege to be of unsound mind" (legal term), from Late Latin stultificare "turn into foolishness," from Latin stultus "foolish" + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). The first element is cognate with Latin stolidus "slow, dull, obtuse" (see stolid). Meaning "cause to appear foolish or absurd" is from 1809.