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synonyms for stifling

  • fetid
  • humid
  • muggy
  • stuffy
  • suffocating
  • sultry
  • close
  • confined
  • heavy
  • thick
  • breathless
  • stagnant
  • unventilated
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antonyms for stifling

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  • dry
  • loose
  • slight
  • unfriendly
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How to use stifling in a sentence

There is so much amateur psychoanalysis in golf, it can become stifling.
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The tops of the hills were laden with thunder-clouds, and the turbid atmosphere laboured with the stifling Sirocco.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
He ought not to be in London now—it is stifling—went up for some business meeting or other—seemed to wish to avoid details.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
While they were talking another shell entered the small apartment, exploded, and filled the air with dust and stifling fumes.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
She turned from him with overflowing heart, stifling her tears, but with a veritable volcano of emotion within her young breast.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
The very air seems oppressive and stifling, and laden with the dry dust of death.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
In the procession I should feel the crushing feet, the clashing discords, the ruthless hands and stifling breath.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
"I'm no' angry, Mysie," he said stifling his sobs, his tears falling upon the white thin face.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
Presently the train began to move, and something black and stifling closed about them.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
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WORDS RELATED TO STIFLING

  • oppressive
  • stale
  • stifling
  • stuffy
  • unaired
  • unventilated
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.