Thesaurus > Related Words: stifling

  Words related to stifling

Related / Similar Words: suppression, crushing, quelling, sultry, sulfurous, sulphurous

 

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

     

    Derivational Morphology: smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress, squelch, quell, quench, oppress, suppress, crush, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb

     

     
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