What is the opposite of inspiring?

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Adjective
Opposite of providing inspiration
“We can barely remember what Joe was talking about during his largely uninspiring speech.”
Adjective
Opposite of providing inspiration
“News of the downturn in the economy has been rather disheartening.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes a constructive or productive feeling
“As a result of their unproductive response, we were unable to attain the information required to proceed.”
Adjective
Opposite of thought-provoking in nature
“Simon's dull perspective of the world would often lead to awkward social interactions.”
Adjective
Opposite of of having great influence
“We would end up an impotent and uninfluential nation, just one voice among the many.”
Adjective
Opposite of exerting power over the minds or behavior of others
“The author's books were highly ineffective in shaping the thoughts and beliefs of his readers.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving someone support or confidence
Adjective
Opposite of full of emotion and vigor
Adjective
Opposite of causing great emotional or mental stimulation
Adjective
Opposite of having qualities which inspire hope
Adjective
Opposite of interestingly new or unusual
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 fill with courage or strength of purpose
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to infuse into the mind
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