Synonyms of put off


1. putoff, pretext, stalking-horse

usage: a pretext for delay or inaction


1. postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off, delay

usage: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"

2. turn off, put off, repel, repulse

usage: cause to feel intense dislike or distaste

3. dishearten, put off, discourage

usage: take away the enthusiasm of

4. confuse, flurry, disconcert, put off, embarrass, abash

usage: cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"

5. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, avoid

usage: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"

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