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

1 sense of putoff

Sense 1
putoff -- (a pretext for delay or inaction)
       => pretext, stalking-horse -- (something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason)

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

5 senses of put off

Sense 1
postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off -- (hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam")
       => delay -- (act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered")

Sense 2
turn off, put off -- (cause to feel intense dislike or distaste)
       => repel, repulse -- (be repellent to; cause aversion in)

Sense 3
dishearten, put off -- (take away the enthusiasm of)
       => discourage -- (deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged)

Sense 4
confuse, flurry, disconcert, put off -- (cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her")
       => embarrass, abash -- (cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious)

Sense 5
hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep -- (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")
       => avoid -- (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her")

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