Definition: overwhelming to the extent of preventing something from occurring or causing damage
Part of Speech: Adjective
Synonym(s): humid, suffocating
Antonym(s): comfortable, loose
1. The stifling heat made it difficult for me to breathe.
2. Because the inmate was weighed down by his stifling shackles, he couldn’t walk very fast.
3. The teenager believes her father’s religious beliefs are stifling her social life.