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Synonyms of stifling

Noun


1. suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling, prevention, bar

usage: forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"

Verb


1. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb

usage: conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

2. stifle, dampen, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb

usage: smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"

3. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up

usage: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

4. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it

usage: be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"

Adjective


1. sultry, stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous, hot (vs. cold)

usage: characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"

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