View definitions for suffocating


adjective as in oppressive

adjective as in sharp

adjective as in stifling

adjective as in stuffy

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Example Sentences

Well, about as happy-go-lucky a track as a track about the suffocating pressures of marriage and family can be.

Especially in Brooklyn, the social pressure to stand out can seem suffocating.

A suffocating silence filled the Sustainer Theater on LSA Anaconda in Iraq.

Some are meant to be worn as you sleep, like this seemingly suffocating clip and this metallic clamp.

In the mines, men toil in humidity that is almost suffocating.

With a suffocating gasp, she fell back into the chair on which she sat, and covered her face with her hands.

Then he started, and suffered five suffocating minutes in the public sitting-room of the Beau Soleil.

In the train he slept but little; the heat was suffocating; there was a Khamsîn blowing and the fine sand crept in everywhere.

He threw back his head with an impulse of pride as he savoured the odour of truffles diffused through the suffocating atmosphere.

The banker, bewildered and frightened, opened wide his round owl's eyes in presence of this suffocating emotion.


On this page you'll find 145 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to suffocating, such as: tight, choky, confined, heavy, stale, and stifling.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.