stultify

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stultify \Stul"ti*fy\, verb (used with an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

stultify

verb

1: prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence; "nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself"

2: cause to appear foolish; "He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent"

3: deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless; "This measure crippled our efforts"; "Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work" [syn: {cripple}, {stultify}]


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