• Carmen Milligan

Wednesday Word: Stymie

stymie

[ˈstīmē]

VERB stymied (past tense) · stymied (past participle)


  1. prevent or hinder the progress of. "the changes must not be allowed to stymie new medical treatments" synonyms: impede · interfere with · hamper · hinder · obstruct · inhibit · frustrate · thwart · foil · spoil · stall · shackle · fetter · stop · check · block · cripple · handicap · scotch antonyms: assist · help


ORIGIN mid 19th century (originally a golfing term, denoting a situation on the green where a ball obstructs the shot of another player): of unknown origin.


This is another very excellent word that doesn't get much usage. As you can see from the plethora of synonyms, there are many chances to work this into your vocabulary. Don't be stymied in your usage of new words!

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