Antonyms for instilling

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He uses the Abbé even yet, for instilling all his notions into her mind.

This is a means of instilling a lot of energy into the gait.

But immediately God set me up by instilling a beam of hope within my soul, that He would soon deliver me out of my trouble.

Everything to forefend against a day of stress or trial had been done, even to instilling courage into youthful hearts.

We had succeeded in instilling in them the iron discipline of duty which was to prove better than the discipline of fear.

Victoria was in high spirits, and even succeeded in instilling a little cheerfulness into her uncle's sombre Court.

Still another favorite idea was that British emissaries were in the midst of the people, instilling notions hostile to paper.

But very poor and weak means, indeed, for advertising the books or instilling the reading habit.

But he soon gave up the task of instilling the seasick lad with ambition or life.

It melts on the lips in fond kisses, instilling a delicate gluttony of life.

WORD ORIGIN

also instil, early 15c., "to introduce (liquid, feelings, etc.) little by little," from Latin instillare "put in by drops, to drop, trickle," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + stilla "a drop" (see distill). Related: Instilled; instilling.