What is the opposite of motivating?

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Adjective
Opposite of having the ability to motivate or inspire
Adjective
Opposite of having great impact or influence
“We would end up an impotent and uninfluential nation, just one voice among the many.”
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 having the ability to motivate or inspire
“Vordul's verse is uninspiring and sounds much more like spoken word poetry, rather than a proper rap.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving vitality
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 emotionally inspiring
“He is a wooden, boring, uninspiring, unconvincing orator, who completely lacked the common touch or any real ability to communicate with voters.”
Verb
Opposite of inducing someone to do something
“Our scare tactics worked in deterring the kids from eating too much sugar.”
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