What is the opposite of stimulating?

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Adjective
Opposite of encouraging or arousing interest or enthusiasm
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Opposite of serving to refresh or reinvigorate the body or mind
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Opposite of causing or eliciting a strong reaction (in someone)
Adjective
Opposite of causing emotion, excitement, and enthusiasm
Adjective
Opposite of producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind
“As the conversation progressed, Alice felt a vague sense of unease, since she reluctantly found herself believing that Abhay's point made some sense.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, relating to, or expressing exciting romantic attraction, lust or desire
“I did not know what was going through his mind but the mood was completely unsexy.”
Adjective
Opposite of necessary for life
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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 easy or enjoyable to read
Adjective
Opposite of causing emotion, excitement, and enthusiasm
Adjective
Opposite of full of substance or interest
Adjective
Opposite of titillating in nature
“She found his smelly feet to be rather repulsive.”
Adjective
Opposite of bright and vivid
“An artist, by using drab colors and bold strokes of the brush, can suggest a negative feeling about a scene.”
Adjective
Opposite of able to persuade
Adjective
Opposite of having a (significant) impact or effect
“Debating with oneself is erudite but ineffective politicking.”
Adjective
Opposite of meriting deep reflection
“This is a lowbrow film catering to the simplest of minds.”
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 arousing someone
“His body odor and lack of hygiene was repulsing her on every level.”
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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 inducing someone to do something
“Our scare tactics worked in deterring the kids from eating too much sugar.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to encourage or arouse interest, activity or enthusiasm in
“Each attack is designed to demoralize our people and divide us from one another.”
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