What is the opposite of provoking?

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Adjective
Opposite of causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately
Adjective
Opposite of causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry
Adjective
Opposite of causing annoyance, impatience, or mild anger
Adjective
Opposite of tending to stir up conflict
Adjective
Opposite of thought-provoking in nature
“Simon's dull perspective of the world would often lead to awkward social interactions.”
Adjective
Opposite of tending to motivate
Adjective
Opposite of providing inspiration
“We can barely remember what Joe was talking about during his largely uninspiring speech.”
Adjective
Opposite of physically attractive or exciting in a primal way
“Her loud chewing habit was an undesirable physical trait.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed
Adjective
Opposite of intended to provoke someone in an insulting or contemptuous manner
Adjective
Opposite of intended to provoke or make fun of someone in a playful way
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
(usually used in third person form "gets") Opposite of annoying or irritating (someone)
“The attentive service was certainly pleasing me greatly.”
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 bring about
“Land-related corruption and local abuse of power can all too easily deter progress.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to stimulate or incite (someone) to do or feel something, especially by arousing anger in them
“Speaking to Sara helped to stop him from doing something stupid.”
Noun
Opposite of deliberate pestering or annoying
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