or sty·my, sti·my
verb (used with object), sty·mied, sty·mie·ing.
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Definition for stymied (2 of 2)
noun, plural sty·mies, verb (used with object), sty·mied, sty·my·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for stymied
Some might argue that close study is stymied by sensitive feelings and the need to respect, sort of, the groups studied.Doctors Have No Answers for Colombian Teens' Mass Hysteria|Kent Sepkowitz|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The California law only applies to minors and was signed into law in 2012 but has since been stymied by legal obstacles.
So the environmentalism that once worked so well is stymied by climate change.Green Politics Has to Get More Radical, Because Anything Less Is Impractical|Jedediah Purdy|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The administration insisted it was stymied by congressional restrictions on transferring detainees out of Guantanamo.Congress Cooperates, Obama Pushes Hard, and Closing Gitmo Has a Chance|Daniel Klaidman|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But he was also driven by revenge: he had been stymied in his career, and was furious he had never been made a general.The Spy Who Saved The World—Then Tried To Destroy It|Jeremy Duns|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I stymied myself from the hut by a bush and looked over my shoulder for the best line of retreat.The Escaping Club|A. J. Evans
I had to admit I was stymied, and I got so I didn't give a whoop.Nine Men in Time|Noel Miller Loomis
Bonaparte played eight, missed a putt for a nine, stymied himself in a ten, holed out in twelve and I went down in five.Mr. Munchausen |John Kendrick Bangs
Exman sends us ample warning of a disaster and we're stymied!Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X|Victor Appleton
Stan began to think they were stymied when all Hades broke loose from above.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.|Rutherford G. Montgomery