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A variation of "smother", obviously, to describe someone with an inclination to smother other people.

"You're just too needy and smothersome."

Thoughts? Corrections? Suggestions?

Edit: Apologies and clarification. I did find a Google search result that states that this word is an adjective which describes something that is easily smothered. But to me, this word sounds akin to "bothersome": causing bother, troublesome. To me, "smothersome" wouldn't describe something that is easily smothered, instead it would describe something that does the smothering...

  • I think you are looking for smotherer: a person or thing that smothers. thefreedictionary.com/smotherer – user66974 Jun 7 '16 at 15:30
  • The -some suffix is commonplace in many words (troublesome, awesome, lonesome, cumbersome), but smothersome is a fairly unusual (though not inherently "incorrect") form. You might be safer sticking to the more idiomatic smothering for your context. You're right that bothersome = that which (or one who) bothers (others); smothersome = that which smothers). The addressee in your cite is figuratively hot and humid; suffocating (smothering the speaker). – FumbleFingers Jun 7 '16 at 15:36
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    It's a word if you want it to be a word. – Max Williams Jun 7 '16 at 16:20
  • These are all good thoughts. Thank you for your input. Max - You're absolutely right; Shakespeare did it, so I guess why can't I as well? – IAmBob Jun 7 '16 at 23:01

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