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[stˈa͡ɪfə͡lz], [stˈa‍ɪfə‍lz], [s_t_ˈaɪ_f_əl_z]


demotivates (verb)

curbs, dampens, daunts, de-motivates, depresses, deters, discourages, disheartens, disinclines, dissuades, frustrates, hampers, hinders, impedes, paralyzes, throttles.

Other synonyms

allays, articulations, asphyxiates, asphyxiation, breaks, checks, chokes, chokings, conceals, conquers, contains, crushes, cushions, cuts, damps, deadens, deterrents, douses, drowns, dulls, extinguishes, fights, gags, genus, grinds, hangs, hides, holds, hushes, inhibits, keeps, kills, knees, moderates, moistens, muffles, mutes, oppresses, overlies, overpowers, overrides, overthrows, overwhelms, prevents, puts, quashes, quells, quenches, refrains, represses, reserves, restrains, sets, silences, smothered, smothers, softens, squashes, squelches, stops, strangles, strangulation, suffocate, suffocates, suffocation, suppresses, surrounds, takes, treads, washes, weakens, withholds.

Rhymes for Stifles:

  1. trifles, rifles;

Quotes for Stifles:

  1. On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of them tempts us- ah! what a dream, to live in that! - the other stifles us at the first breath. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette.
  2. The death tax destroys family businesses and stifles investment that leads to increases in jobs and personal income. As a result, 70 percent of family -owned businesses are not passed on to the next generation and 87 percent do not make it to the third generation. Jennifer Dunn.
  3. Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people moving and shaking the earth and they're going to make mistakes. Ross Perot.