Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun motivating

1 sense of motivating

Sense 1
motivation, motivating -- (the act of motivating; providing incentive)
       => act, deed, human action, human activity -- (something that people do or cause to happen)

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

1 sense of motivate

Sense 1
motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite -- (give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Antonyms of adj motivating

1 sense of motivating

Sense 1
motivative (prenominal), motive (prenominal), motivating -- (impelling to action; "it may well be that ethical language has primarily a motivative function"- Arthur Pap; "motive pleas"; "motivating arguments")

INDIRECT (VIA causative) -> noncausative, noncausal -- (not causative)

Similarity of adj motivating

1 sense of motivating

Sense 1
motivative (prenominal), motive (prenominal), motivating -- (impelling to action; "it may well be that ethical language has primarily a motivative function"- Arthur Pap; "motive pleas"; "motivating arguments")
       => causative (vs. noncausative) -- (producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime")

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