To be stymied is to be prevented from doing something by a problem or obstacle. When you're stymied, you're not able to accomplish anything because of the obstacles in your way.

  • The project was stymied by the lack of funds.

  • The project was stymied by the lack of skill.

Definition of stymied


To thwart or stump; to cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck.


block, thwart


To bring into the position of, or impede by, a stymie.

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Example Sentences for stymied

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    The work was stymied by villian.

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    Legal risks can stymie the adoption.

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    Senior lenders can't stymie them.

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    The authorities want to put Stymie into an orphanage.

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    Winter weather continues to stymie travelers.

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    A stymie refers to an archaic rule in the game of golf.

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    Ruling could possibly stymie Wolfe trial.

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    The effect has been to stymie meaningful progress.

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    Workforce issues stymie federal acquisition improvements.

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    Its heavy armor was what stymied the Germans in 1941.