What is the opposite of stimulus?

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Noun
Opposite of something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
Noun
Opposite of a determination or motivation (to do something)
“His announcement that he would run for President would be met with surprising indifference.”
Noun
(figurative) Opposite of something that provides a stimulus to the mind or soul
“I am surprised that this fluff actually passed the chief editor's approval.”
Noun
Opposite of something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
Noun
Opposite of help or encouragement given to someone or something
“After the sudden success of their enemy, a feeling of discouragement and despair seemed to chill and unnerve many of the truest and stoutest.”
Noun
Opposite of anything that serves to remind
“Maybe she'd be able to offer enough of a distraction to help me forget about my problems.”
Noun
Opposite of strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement
“His failure to put a second-rater like Burns to sleep was an excellent proof of the weakness of his blows.”
Noun
Opposite of an encouraging stimulus
Noun
Opposite of the source or origin of something
“It is said that reaching enlightenment is the end of suffering.”
Noun
Opposite of that which is discerned through one's senses
Noun
Opposite of a need or reason to do or be something
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