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  • as innarcotic
  • as insoporific
  • as insomnifacient

synonyms for deadening

  • calming
  • analgesic
  • anesthetic
  • hypnotic
  • opiate
  • sedative
  • soporific
  • numbing
  • somnifacient
  • somnific
  • somnolent
  • somnorific
  • soporiferous
  • stupefacient
  • stupefactive
  • stupefying
See also synonyms for: deadenings

antonyms for deadening

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  • exciting
  • stimulating
  • upsetting
  • awake
  • conscious
  • exciting
  • invigorating
  • stimulating
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    How to use deadening in a sentence

    Never has there been a religion more depressing, more hopeless, more deadening to all initiative.
    WHERE HALF THE WORLD IS WAKING UPCLARENCE POE
    And in a few minutes Paul heard his father's heavy steps go thudding over the deadening snow.
    SONS AND LOVERSDAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE
    Missionaries in foreign-mission lands speak much of the peculiar, deadening, moral atmosphere there.
    QUIET TALKS WITH WORLD WINNERSS. D. GORDON
    Nothing is more deadening and more commonplace than this peculiar form of wit, when it becomes a habit or offers itself in a mass.
    LITERATURE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPORTER LANDER MACCLINTOCK
    Night and the March moon awake the winter-dormant wilderness from the white man's deadening spell.
    THE FIRING LINEROBERT W. CHAMBERS
    No doubt they had been present at many similar scenes, and custom is a deadening factor.
    THE SHRIEKING PITARTHUR J. REES
    Unyielding obstinacy in discussion is deadening to conversation, and yet the extreme contrary is crippling.
    CONVERSATIONMARY GREER CONKLIN
    Conversation at its highest is the most delightful of intellectual stimulants; at its lowest the most deadening to intellect.
    CONVERSATIONMARY GREER CONKLIN
    The climate is monotonous and deadening, rather than enlivening.
    PRACTICAL EXERCISES IN ELEMENTARY METEOROLOGYROBERT DECOURCY WARD
    Novel-reading is a considerable factor in flattening and deadening the mind.
    A WORD TO WOMENMRS. C. E. HUMPHRY
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO DEADENING

    • analgesic
    • anesthetic
    • calming
    • deadening
    • hypnotic
    • numbing
    • opiate
    • sedative
    • somnifacient
    • somnific
    • somnolent
    • somnorific
    • soporiferous
    • soporific
    • stupefacient
    • stupefactive
    • stupefying
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