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  • as infaint
  • as inmuffled
  • as inpent-up
  • as insmothered
  • as inweak

synonyms for stifled

  • delicate
  • dim
  • distant
  • dull
  • far-off
  • gentle
  • hazy
  • inaudible
  • mild
  • muffled
  • muted
  • remote
  • slight
  • soft
  • soothing
  • vague
  • weak
  • aside
  • bated
  • bleached
  • blurred
  • deadened
  • deep
  • faded
  • faltering
  • hushed
  • light
  • low
  • moderate
  • murmuring
  • muttering
  • obscure
  • padded
  • pale
  • piano
  • quiet
  • smooth
  • softened
  • subdued
  • thin
  • wan
  • whispered
  • bland
  • breathless
  • dusty
  • epicene
  • feeble
  • hoarse
  • ill-defined
  • imperceptible
  • indistinct
  • lenient
  • low-pitched
  • out of earshot
  • shadowy
  • tenuous
  • unclear
  • faint
  • muted
  • suppressed
  • deadened
  • dim
  • dull
  • mute
  • obscure
  • silenced
  • subdued
  • flat
  • indistinct

antonyms for stifled

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  • bright
  • certain
  • clear
  • close
  • definite
  • distinct
  • firm
  • friendly
  • harsh
  • healthy
  • intelligent
  • loud
  • near
  • nearby
  • rough
  • sharp
  • smart
  • strong
  • sure
  • thick
  • violent
  • warm
  • boisterous
  • colorful
  • heavy
  • uncontrolled
  • bold
  • brave
  • courageous
  • resolute
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    How to use stifled in a sentence

    To avoid stifling the creation and growth of new Internet companies, lawmakers should limit new requirements to large companies and refrain from the knee-jerk reaction of revoking it all together.
    HOW MUCH REFORM DOES BIG TECH REALLY WANT?DANIELLE ABRILNOVEMBER 19, 2020FORTUNE
    Jung genuinely wanted to help Pauli become more aware of his stifled feelings.
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    Against the Cowboys in Week 7, the line produced four of the team’s six total sacks and stifled a Dallas offense that was already reeling.
    WASHINGTON’S DEFENSE HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED FROM A YEAR AGO. IT THINKS IT CAN PLAY BETTER.NICKI JHABVALANOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    According to our guests, Google and other major platform companies may be hurting democracy and stifling the economy.
    FACEBOOK’S FIGHT AGAINST OUTSIDE OVERSIGHTDANIELLE ABRILOCTOBER 29, 2020FORTUNE
    In addition to stifling competition by paying off companies like Apple to make its search engine the default on most devices, Google, Weinberg argues, is ultimately contributing to the nation’s alarming divisiveness with its “filter bubble.”
    DOMINO EFFECT: GOOGLE ANTITRUST CASE COULD SPELL TROUBLE FOR OTHER TECH GIANTSBRETT HAENSELOCTOBER 29, 2020FORTUNE
    Recent research estimates that talent shortages—including for digital skills and roles relying on emotional intelligence—could lead to 85 million unfilled jobs around the world by 2030, stifling growth.
    LAY OFF THE LAYOFFS, EXPERTS SAY. TO TRANSFORM EFFECTIVELY, FOCUS ON RETRAINING INSTEADDZANEMORRISOCTOBER 27, 2020FORTUNE
    The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google has been abusing its online dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
    JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO FILE LANDMARK ANTITRUST CASE AGAINST GOOGLEBERNHARD WARNEROCTOBER 20, 2020FORTUNE
    The Brow proved at various points against Miami that he can both provide and stifle offense.
    ANTHONY DAVIS WAS KEY FOR THE LAKERS’ TITLE RUN. HE’S ALSO THE KEY TO THEIR FUTURE.JAMES L. JACKSONOCTOBER 14, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
    A congressional committee took four gleaming Goliaths to task—Amazon, Apple, Alphabet’s Google, and Facebook—in a damning report that accuses the companies of abusing their market power to stifle competition and unfairly reap profits.
    BIG TECH’S TIME IS UPRHHACKETTFORTUNEOCTOBER 7, 2020FORTUNE
    Aubrie’s mother, Katinka Sloan, worries that further delays could stifle her education.
    THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROMISED NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS COMPUTERS AND INTERNET. MANY ARE STILL WAITING.BY ALDEN WOODS, ARIZONA REPUBLICSEPTEMBER 28, 2020PROPUBLICA
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    WORDS RELATED TO STIFLED

    • deadened
    • dim
    • dull
    • faint
    • flat
    • indistinct
    • mute
    • muted
    • obscure
    • silenced
    • stifled
    • subdued
    • suppressed
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