put off

Definitions of put off
  1. verb
    cause to feel intense dislike or distaste
    synonyms: turn off
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    repel, repulse
    be repellent to; cause aversion in
  2. verb
    cause to feel embarrassment
    synonyms: confuse, disconcert, flurry
    bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw
    be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
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    fluster
    cause to be nervous or upset
    bother
    make confused or perplexed or puzzled
    deflect, distract
    draw someone's attention away from something
    ruffle
    discompose
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    abash, embarrass
    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
  3. verb
    take away the enthusiasm of
    synonyms: dishearten
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    Antonyms:
    buoy, cheer, embolden, hearten, recreate
    give encouragement to
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    discourage
    deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
  4. verb
    hold back to a later time
    synonyms: defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table
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    call
    stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
    hold
    stop dealing with
    suspend
    render temporarily ineffective
    probate
    put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence
    reprieve, respite
    postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
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    delay
    act later than planned, scheduled, or required
  5. verb
    avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    synonyms: circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, sidestep, skirt
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    beg, beg the question
    dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
    quibble
    evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
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    avoid
    stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
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