Definitions for: Stultify


[v] deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless; "This measure crippled our efforts"; "Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work"
[v] cause to appear foolish; "He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent"
[v] prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence; "nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself"



Webster (1913) Definition: Stul"ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stultified; p. pr.
& vb. n. Stultifying.] [L. stultus foolish + -fy.]
1. To make foolish; to make a fool of; as, to stultify one by
imposition; to stultify one's self by silly reasoning or
conduct. --Burke.

2. To regard as a fool, or as foolish. [R.]

The modern sciolist stultifies all understanding but
his own, and that which he conceives like his own.
--Hazlitt.

3. (Law) To allege or prove to be of unsound mind, so that
the performance of some act may be avoided.

Synonyms: cripple

See Also: blackguard, demonstrate, establish, guy, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, prove, rib, ridicule, shew, show, weaken

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