or sty·my, sti·my
verb (used with object), sty·mied, sty·mie·ing.
Origin of stymie
Synonyms for stymie
Related Words for stymieingobstruct, thwart, stonewall, foil, stall, impede, crimp, mystify, prevent, cramp, stump, nonplus, defeat, pigeonhole, confound, corner, crab, shelve, balk, puzzle
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Contemporary Examples of stymieing
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, in particular, has played an important role in stymieing the administration.As GOP Senators Block Obama’s Nominees, Democrats Prepare ‘Nuclear Option’
May 30, 2013
verb -mies, -mieing, -mied, -mies, -mying or -mied (tr; often passive)
noun plural -mies
Word Origin for stymie
1834, (n.), "condition in which an opponent's golf ball blocks the hole," perhaps from Scottish stymie "person who sees poorly," from stime "the least bit" (c.1300), of uncertain origin (Icelandic cognate skima is attested from c.1685). The verb, in golf, is from 1857; general sense of "block, hinder, thwart" is from 1902.