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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"

    Synonyms:
    crushing, curtailment, suppression, quelling, inhibition

    Antonyms:
    cold

  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"

    Synonyms:
    caustic, acerbic, blistering, acid, sensual, sulphurous, sulfurous, bitter, acrid, virulent, sultry, vitriolic, acerb

    Antonyms:
    cold

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stifling(a)

    Synonyms:
    close, oppressive, suffocating

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stifling":

    suffocating, choking, stuffy, smothering

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How to use stifling in a sentence?

  1. Jay Harris:

    Think about that phrase, 'As cool as the other side of the pillow.' It's a hot, stifling night. You're having trouble sleeping. But then you think to turn the pillow over, and, Wow, it's cool, and it feels so good, well, that's who Stuart is. He is 'the other side of pillow,' the man who made sportscasting cool. God bless whoever it was who thought to rearrange the bedding at ESPN.

  2. Roger Wicker:

    I fear that Section 230's sweeping liability protections for Big Tech are stifling true diversity of political discourse on the internet, on the eve of a momentous and highly charged election, it is imperative that this committee of jurisdiction and the American people receive a full accounting from the heads of these companies about their content moderation practices.

  3. Steve Bradford:

    These tariffs have had a stifling effect on business. Removing them would benefit the U.S. and China.

  4. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham:

    Today's decision only reinforces why we need a President who will bring about real reform that repeals Obamacare and replaces it with a plan that expands consumer choice, increases coverage, delivers better value for the dollar, and gives states more control, without stifling job creation, as President, this is the kind of reform I would put in place.

  5. England Governor Mark Carney:

    The important thing for us as members of the FSB is to be moving in parallel with these developments and not be stifling innovation, but being able to apply them in a way that improves the resilience of the system.

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    • B. unfold
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