What is the opposite of enlivening?

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Adjective
Opposite of causing strong feelings of excitement and happiness
Adjective
Opposite of necessary for life
Adjective
Opposite of invigorating or stimulating
Adjective
Opposite of providing or showing creative or spiritual inspiration
“The constant failures would ultimately prove to have a demotivating effect on his confidence.”
Adjective
Opposite of thought-provoking in nature
“Simon's dull perspective of the world would often lead to awkward social interactions.”
Adjective
Opposite of noticeably happy and optimistic
“Ebenezer Scrooge was a cheerless character who also mistreated others.”
Adjective
Opposite of inspiring or feeling hope and optimism
“He stayed several months longer than his father had expected, and when he returned home there was yet another discouraging conversation about his future.”
Verb
Opposite of to be triggering enthusiasm or eagerness
“The movie's plot was terrible and was boring us to death.”
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
Opposite of present participle for to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to give life or spirit to
Noun
Opposite of the act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep
Noun
Opposite of the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope
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