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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process of making stultified.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of stultifying, or the state of being stultified.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of stultifying, or the state of being stultified.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. derision of someone or something as foolish or absurd or inconsistent
  • n. the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)


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  • This exemplifies the intellectual stultification of purveyors of conventional wisdom today. abb1 Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Far-Right European Posters

  • The ripest fruit of reason the stultification of reason.

    Chapter 37

  • Religious ignorance and arrogance have blindfolded millions, and books like this one are designed to remove the blinders and expose them to both the light and darkness of a system in stagnation and stultification.

    God is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu …

  • A recurrent theme of mine is how the demand for denial of average IQ differences spills into seemingly unrelated issues, like airline security, causing widespread intellectual stultification.

    Now That Obama Has Approved Airport Profiling …

  • Even though the bust-up didn't happen, the firm was cosseted and the possible stultification of the high-tech world was prevented.

    Diane Francis: Bust Up the Banks Before it's Too Late

  • There was a right rhythm to things, and though, for me, too many vacation days of strolling picturesque streets licking ice cream cones and ogling hand-tailored shirts would mean a kind of stultification of the soul, still, I had no doubt leaned over too far in the other direction.

    The Italian Summer

  • Less conformist than The Best Years of Our Lives and incomparably more direct and more violent, Crossfire furnishes us with staggering evidence about the atmosphere of demoralization which has spread through the U.S. where too many people seem to live in a disquieting stultification, an atmosphere which seems an ideal terrain for the growth of all venomous by-products of fascism ....

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • Another decade of stultification would have to pass before Riesser, and others, would have the chance to fight for that choice.


  • P.E.T. stressed the importance of allowing children to express themselves freely and warned of psychological stultification if parents suppress the childs inner spirit.

    Childhood Unbound

  • Stupidity typically requires policies of autarky and stultification, in the place of aggression, and thus totalitarian regimes are vulnerable to impoverishment.

    Matthew Yglesias » Free Comic Book Day


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