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What is the opposite of provoking?

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Opposite of causing or eliciting a strong or passionate reaction
Opposite of encouraging or arousing interest or enthusiasm
Opposite of tending to stir up conflict
Opposite of causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed
Opposite of causing annoyance or anger by excessive difficulty
“Save a few false notes and overlong lyrical passages, he has produced a wholly satisfying novel.”
Opposite of inspiring and thought-provoking in nature
Opposite of providing inspiration
“We can barely remember what Joe was talking about during his largely uninspiring speech.”
Opposite of physically attractive or exciting in a primal way
“Her loud chewing habit was an undesirable physical trait.”
Opposite of offensive in nature
“The letters require tactful, delicate, inoffensive, non-confrontational responses.”
Opposite of emotionally inspiring
“He is a wooden, boring, uninspiring, unconvincing orator, who completely lacked the common touch or any real ability to communicate with voters.”
(usually used in third person form "gets") Opposite of annoying or irritating (someone)
“The attentive service was certainly pleasing me greatly.”
Opposite of to be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
“Harper was worked up at having lost her favorite doll, and her mother was in the process of calming her.”
Opposite of present participle for to bring about
“Land-related corruption and local abuse of power can all too easily deter progress.”
Opposite of present participle for to stimulate or incite (someone) to do or feel something, especially by arousing anger in them
“Speaking to Sara helped to stop him from doing something stupid.”
Opposite of the act of deliberately pestering or annoying someone
Opposite of action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately
“Everything that the human race has done and thought is concerned with the satisfaction of deeply felt needs and the assuagement of pain.”
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