negative stimulus

Definitions of negative stimulus
  1. noun
    a stimulus with undesirable consequences
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    annoyance, bother, botheration, infliction, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck
    something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
    aversive stimulus
    any negative stimulus to which an organism will learn to make a response that avoids it
    concern, headache, vexation, worry
    something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
    grief, sorrow
    something that causes great unhappiness
    nuisance
    (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
    irritant, thorn
    something that causes irritation and annoyance
    plague
    an annoyance
    bugaboo
    a source of concern
    burden, encumbrance, incumbrance, load, onus
    an onerous or difficult concern
    business
    a rightful concern or responsibility
    type of:
    input, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus
    any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
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