Synonyms of stifle in English:



  • 1 people in the streets were stifled by the fumes Hester had stifled her husband with a bolster
    suffocate, choke, asphyxiate; smother
  • 2 Eleanor stifled a giggle
    suppress, smother, restrain, keep back, hold back, hold in, fight back, choke back, gulp back, withhold, check, keep in check, swallow, muffle, quench, curb, silence, contain, bottle up; bite one's lip, cork up
    [Antonyms] let out
  • 3 high taxes were stifling private enterprise public debate is being stifled
    constrain, hinder, hamper, impede, hold back, curb, check, restrain, prevent, inhibit; put an end/stop to, stop, quash, squash, stamp out, destroy, crush, extinguish, deaden, damp down, subdue, suppress, repress; silence, muffle, mute, gag
    [Antonyms] encourage
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