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synonyms for deadening

  • desensitize
  • impair
  • abate
  • alleviate
  • anesthetize
  • benumb
  • blunt
  • check
  • chloroform
  • consume
  • cushion
  • damp
  • dampen
  • depress
  • deprive
  • destroy
  • devitalize
  • dim
  • dope
  • drown
  • dull
  • etherize
  • exhaust
  • freeze
  • frustrate
  • gas
  • hush
  • incapacitate
  • injure
  • lessen
  • mute
  • numb
  • paralyze
  • quieten
  • reduce
  • repress
  • retard
  • slow
  • smother
  • soften
  • stifle
  • stun
  • stupefy
  • suppress
  • tire
  • unnerve
  • weaken
  • KO
  • knock out
  • lay out
  • put out of order
  • put to sleep
  • tone down
See also synonyms for: deadenings
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antonyms for deadening

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  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • brighten
  • build
  • construct
  • encourage
  • enlarge
  • extend
  • facilitate
  • help
  • increase
  • indulge
  • intensify
  • invigorate
  • let go
  • magnify
  • mobilize
  • permit
  • push
  • raise
  • refresh
  • stimulate
  • strengthen
  • uplift
  • animate
  • enliven
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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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WORDS RELATED TO DEADENING

  • analgesic
  • anesthetic
  • calming
  • deadening
  • hypnotic
  • numbing
  • opiate
  • sedative
  • somnifacient
  • somnific
  • somnolent
  • somnorific
  • soporiferous
  • soporific
  • stupefacient
  • stupefactive
  • stupefying
  • anesthetic
  • balmy
  • calming
  • deadening
  • dozy
  • drowsy
  • dull
  • hypnotic
  • mesmerizing
  • narcotic
  • nodding
  • numbing
  • opiate
  • sedative
  • slumberous
  • snoozy
  • somniferous
  • somnolent
  • soothing
  • tranquilizing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.