Saturday, April 24, 2010

Meaning of the word : Stultifying

Stultifying :

  • To render useless or ineffectual; cripple.
  • To cause to appear stupid, inconsistent, or ridiculous.
  • Law To allege or prove insane and so not legally responsible.

I cam across this word while reading the article " Lexington : The hub nation" from The Economist

usage : Ethnic networks have drawbacks. If they are a means of excluding outsiders, they can be stultifying.

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