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Meaning & Definition of Stifling in English

English

Stifling

/staɪflɪŋ/

noun

1. Forceful prevention

  • Putting down by power or authority
  • "The suppression of heresy"
  • "The quelling of the rebellion"
  • "The stifling of all dissent"
    synonym:
  • suppression
  • ,
  • crushing
  • ,
  • quelling
  • ,
  • stifling

adjective

1. Characterized by oppressive heat and humidity

  • "The summer was sultry and oppressive"
  • "The stifling atmosphere"
  • "The sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"
    synonym:
  • sultry
  • ,
  • stifling
  • ,
  • sulfurous
  • ,
  • sulphurous