Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb galvanise

3 senses of galvanise

Sense 1
startle, galvanize, galvanise -- (to stimulate to action ; "..startled him awake"; "galvanized into action")
       => shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback -- (surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted")

Sense 2
galvanize, galvanise -- (cover with zinc; "galvanize steel")
       => coat, surface -- (put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate")

Sense 3
galvanize, galvanise -- (stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock)
       => shock -- (subject to electrical shocks)

Antonyms of adj galvanising

1 sense of galvanising

Sense 1
electric, galvanic, galvanizing, galvanising -- (affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling; "gave an electric reading of the play"; "the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale")

INDIRECT (VIA exciting) -> unexciting -- (not exciting; "an unexciting novel"; "lived an unexciting life")

Similarity of adj galvanising

1 sense of galvanising

Sense 1
electric, galvanic, galvanizing, galvanising -- (affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling; "gave an electric reading of the play"; "the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale")
       => exciting (vs. unexciting) -- (creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip")

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