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Definition 1: a thwarting and distressing situation - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for stymy in the sense of this definition

(stymy is a kind of ...) something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

"lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement" "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education" "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"

Definition 2: a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for stymy in the sense of this definition

(stymy is a kind of ...) a condition or position in which you find yourself

"the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils" "found herself in a very fortunate situation"

Samples where stymy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His brother blocked him at every turn

Synonyms for stymy in the sense of this definition

(stymy is a kind of ...) keep from happening or arising; make impossible

"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer" "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

(... is a kind of stymy ) obstruct or hinder any discussion

"Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation" "When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls"

(... is a kind of stymy ) obstruct deliberately by delaying

(... is a kind of stymy ) block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey

(... is a kind of stymy ) prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury

(... is a kind of stymy ) slow down or impede by creating an obstruction

"His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system"

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