Definition of Stifling

1. Noun. Forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority. "The stifling of all dissent"

Exact synonyms: Crushing, Quelling, Suppression
Generic synonyms: Bar, Prevention
Specialized synonyms: Crackdown
Derivative terms: Crush, Quell, Stifle, Suppress, Suppress



2. Adjective. Characterized by oppressive heat and humidity. "The sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"
Exact synonyms: Sulfurous, Sulphurous, Sultry
Similar to: Hot
Derivative terms: Sultriness

Definition of Stifling

1. Adjective. Describing something that stifles. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of ''stifle'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stifling

1. stifle [v] - See also: stifle

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Literary usage of Stifling

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1. Principles of Contract: A Treatise on the General Principles Concerning the by Frederick Pollock (1889)
"Agreements for the purpose of " stifling a criminal prosecution " are void as tending to obstruct the course of public justice. ..."

2. Principles of Contract at Law and in Equity: A Treatise on the General by Frederick Pollock, Gustavus Henry Wald, Samuel Williston (1906)
"stifling prosecutions " — Williams v. Bayley. Agreements for the purpose of "stifling a criminal prosecution" are void as tending to obstruct the course of ..."

3. The Law Reports by John Fraser Macqueen, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords (1866)
"Forgery—stifling a prosecution—Undue pressure—Agreement. A son carried to bankers of whom he, as well as his father, was a customer, certain promissory ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"The stifling heat and heavy rains of July and August have passed away. The fiery fierceness of the summer sun is no longer to be dreaded, nor the sweltering ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1873)
"APPARATUS TOR stifling THE CHRYSALIS IN THE COCOONS. malady. It is a true epidemic, which attacks life at its very source in an inexplicable fashion. ..."

6. A Treatise on the Rescission of Contracts and Cancellation of Written ...by Henry Campbell Black by Henry Campbell Black (1916)
"Compounding Crime or stifling Prosecution.— When a contract, conveyance, or mortgage is given for the purpose of compounding a felony or stifling a criminal ..."

7. Principles of Contract at Law and in Equity: Being a Treatise on the General by Frederick Pollock (1878)
"Inter- Agreements for the purpose of " stifling a criminal prosecu- tion " are void as tending to obstruct the course of public course of justice. ..."

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