What is the opposite of rousing?

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Adjective
Opposite of full of life, spirit, energy, or movement
Adjective
Opposite of lively or vigorous
Adjective
Opposite of causing emotion, excitement, or stimulation in the mind
Adjective
Opposite of inspiring and thought-provoking in nature
Adjective
Opposite of providing inspiration
“We can barely remember what Joe was talking about during his largely uninspiring speech.”
Adjective
Opposite of invigorating or stimulating
Adjective
Opposite of relating to, or tending to, arouse lustful desire or excitement
Adjective
Opposite of filled with intense emotion or passion
“His expression was impassive, and I tried not to wilt under the searching gaze of those deep brown eyes.”
Adjective
Opposite of tending to stir up conflict
Adjective
Opposite of experiencing a feeling of positivity, satisfaction, or enjoyment
“We are feeling sad and upset about the recent tragic events which have unfolded.”
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 causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately
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.”
Adjective
(of an emotion or feeling) Opposite of intensely felt
“Strauss realized that Mary's sweetness masked a superficial rage that could be easily unpacked and resolved.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep
Noun
Opposite of something that motivates or provokes a person or thing into action
“He thinks leaving large sums of money to children serves as a disincentive to go out and do great things on their own.”
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 to be arousing someone
“His body odor and lack of hygiene was repulsing her on every level.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cause to stop sleeping
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to awaken from one's sleep or period of rest
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to provoke or instigate someone into action
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cause, stir up, excite (a feeling, thought, etc)
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