Definitions For Stifling


  • Forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
  • To not allow yourself to do or express (something)
  • To stop (someone) from doing or expressing something
  • To make (something) difficult or impossible


  • Characterized by oppressive heat and humidity

Is Stifling a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Stifling is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 15 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Stifling in a Sentence

  • Trying to stifle a cry
  • I had to stifle the desire to yell “Stop!”.
  • Students at the school are stifled by the pressure to score high on tests.

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Antonyms for Stifling

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