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Synonyms for put off

Synonyms for (verb) put off

Synonyms: hedge, circumvent, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt, dodge, duck, evade, fudge, elude Definition: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) Usage: He dodged the issue; she skirted the problem; They tend to evade their responsibilities; he evaded the questions skillfully

Similar words: avoid Definition: stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something Usage: Her former friends now avoid her

Synonyms: flurry, put off, disconcert, confuse Definition: cause to feel embarrassment Usage: The constant attention of the young man confused her

Similar words: embarrass, abash Definition: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

Synonyms: put off, turn off Definition: cause to feel intense dislike or distaste

Similar words: repel, repulse Definition: be repellent to; cause aversion in

Synonyms: dishearten, put off Definition: take away the enthusiasm of

Similar words: discourage Definition: deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

Synonyms: remit, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, set back, shelve, defer, table, hold over Definition: hold back to a later time Usage: let's postpone the exam

Similar words: delay Definition: act later than planned, scheduled, or required Usage: Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered