Definition of Stifled

1. Adjective. Held in check with difficulty. "Suppressed laughter"

Exact synonyms: Smothered, Strangled, Suppressed
Similar to: Inhibited



Definition of Stifled

1. a. Stifling.

Definition of Stifled

1. Adjective. That has been interrupted, suppressed etc ¹

2. Verb. (past of stifle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stifled

1. stifle [v] - See also: stifle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stifled

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stifflike
stiffly
stiffnecked
stiffneckedness
stiffness
stiffnesses
stiffs
stiffship
stiffships
stifftail
stifftails
stiffware
stifle
stifled (current term)
stifler
stiflers
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stifleth
stifling
stiflingly
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stig
stigma
stigmal
stigmaless
stigmaria
stigmarias

Literary usage of Stifled

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1. The Puritans: Or, The Church, Court, and Parliament of England, During the by Samuel Hopkins (1861)
"As ATTEMPT TO STIFLE FREEDOM OF SPEECH stifled. THE portal of a new century was opened. The most varied and momentous events produced by any century of ..."

2. The Seasons by James Thomson (1827)
"From stifled Cairo's filth, and fetid fields Descends? From Ethiopia's poison'd woods, With locust armies ..."

3. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Sudden the hounds erect their ears, sadden cease their moaning howl, Close pressed to Moy, they mark their fears By shivering limbs and stifled growl. ..."

4. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"cause, few members of Congress would be too curious about their accounts, and complaints might commonly be stifled. The system was one which tended directly ..."

5. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"awaits it close at hand, of being stifled in the brine of the Dead Sea. Swift and sullen, it here rolls through a land of desolation to a sea of death. ..."

6. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1866)
"faint and stifled voice. "The blood of Danton chokes thee !"* said Gamier of the Aube. Impatient of this struggle, Duval rose and said, " President, ..."

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