Stultifier
Stultifier \Stul"ti*fi`er\, n. One who stultifies. [1913 Webster]

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  • stultifier — See stultification. * * * …   Universalium

  • stultifier — stulˈtifīer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑stultify …   Useful english dictionary

  • stultify — stultification, n. stultifier, n. stultifyingly, adv. /stul teuh fuy /, v.t., stultified, stultifying. 1. to make, or cause to appear, foolish or ridiculous. 2. to render absurdly or wholly futile or ineffectual, esp. by degrading or frustrating… …   Universalium

  • stultify — [ stʌltɪfʌɪ] verb (stultifies, stultifying, stultified) 1》 [usu. as adjective stultifying] cause to feel bored or enervated. 2》 cause to appear foolish or absurd. Derivatives stultification noun stultifier …   English new terms dictionary

  • stultify — /ˈstʌltəfaɪ / (say stultuhfuy) verb (t) (stultified, stultifying) 1. to make, or cause to appear, foolish or ridiculous. 2. to render absurdly or wholly futile or ineffectual, as efforts. 3. Law to allege or prove to be of unsound mind; allege… …   Australian English dictionary

  • stultify — [stul′tə fī΄] vt. stultified, stultifying [LL stultificare < L stultus, foolish, akin to stolidus,STOLID + facere, to make, DO1] 1. a) to make seem foolish, stupid, inconsistent, etc.; make absurd or ridiculous b) to make dull or torpid …   English World dictionary

  • stultify — v.tr. ( ies, ied) 1 make ineffective, useless, or futile, esp. as a result of tedious routine (stultifying boredom). 2 cause to appear foolish or absurd. 3 negate or neutralize. Derivatives: stultification n. stultifier n. Etymology: LL… …   Useful english dictionary

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