What is the opposite of arousing?

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Adjective
Opposite of arousing on a primal level
“It won't matter how chic you look in your dress if you feel hot, constricted, and unsexy beneath it.”
Adjective
Opposite of arousing primal urges
“I used to be a big fan of hers, but now I'm just disappointed with her politics and totally unarousing book.”
Adjective
Opposite of thought-provoking in nature
“Simon's dull perspective of the world would often lead to awkward social interactions.”
Adjective
Opposite of aesthetically pleasing to view or look at
“In my early years, I was admittedly an ugly kid, with poor self-esteem and confidence.”
Adjective
Opposite of constituting or resembling pornography
Adjective
Opposite of tending to motivate
Adjective
Opposite of producing strong emotion, especially sadness or sympathy
“The poem depicts a character in unemotional scenes, and it affords a model of normal morality.”
Adjective
Opposite of depicting or referring to obscene or risque matters
“Brian is a clean comedian who uses observational, sarcastic, and self-deprecating humor for his performances.”
Adjective
Opposite of dealing in or with explicit material suitable only for grown-ups
“The movie was innocent enough for children to watch.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately
Adjective
Opposite of full of sorrow
Adjective
Opposite of involving, or given to, open or heavy displays of emotion
Adjective
Opposite of tending to stir up conflict
Verb
Opposite of to be arousing someone
“His body odor and lack of hygiene was repulsing her on every level.”
Verb
Opposite of to be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
“Harper was worked up at having lost her favorite doll, and her mother was in the process of calming her.”
Verb
(rare) Opposite of instigating the curiosity or attention of someone
“I am sure the new Star Wars movie will be boring Robert who dislikes science fiction.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to emerge, or cause to emerge, from sleep
Noun
Opposite of the action of provoking unlawful behaviour or urging someone to behave unlawfully
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