It began, for them all, with the urge to seek some form of liberty and escape the stultifying conventions of Regency England.
Once he forgot recounting the past, out went the stultifying “obligations.”
The ubiquity of burgers (sliders and/or full-sizers) has been overwhelming, and stultifying.
Criticism has attempted to derive first one and then the other of the two from its fellow,thus, in effect, stultifying itself.
For such is the stultifying effect of a civilized environment.
You prate of stultifying yourself by taking the oath of nihilism, and repudiating your word to Alexander.
The Church is doing wrong, is stultifying herself in encouraging it.
Hence Senator Hamblin's friends tried to reconcile themselves to his action, but succeeded only in stultifying themselves.
Then she considered the weakness, the stultifying nature of her attempt at recall.
The destruction of stultifying superstitions is as necessary in education and literature as in religion.
1766, "allege to be of unsound mind" (legal term), from Late Latin stultificare "turn into foolishness," from Latin stultus "foolish" + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). The first element is cognate with Latin stolidus "slow, dull, obtuse" (see stolid). Meaning "cause to appear foolish or absurd" is from 1809.