Synonyms for stifling

Synonyms for (noun) stifling

Synonyms: quelling, stifling, suppression, crushing

Definition: forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

Usage: the suppression of heresy; the quelling of the rebellion; the stifling of all dissent

Similar words: prevention, bar

Definition: the act of preventing

Usage: there was no bar against leaving; money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza

Synonyms for (adjective) stifling

Synonyms: stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous, sultry

Definition: characterized by oppressive heat and humidity

Usage: the summer was sultry and oppressive; the stifling atmosphere; the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm

Similar words: hot

Definition: used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning

Usage: hot stove; hot water; a hot August day; a hot stuffy room; she's hot and tired; a hot forehead