Search Result for "put off":
1. hold back to a later time;
- Example: "let's postpone the exam"
[syn: postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off]
2. cause to feel intense dislike or distaste;
[syn: turn off, put off]
3. take away the enthusiasm of;
[syn: dishearten, put off]
4. cause to feel embarrassment;
- Example: "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
[syn: confuse, flurry, disconcert, put off]
5. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues);
- Example: "He dodged the issue"
- Example: "she skirted the problem"
- Example: "They tend to evade their responsibilities"
- Example: "he evaded the questions skillfully"
[syn: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
168 Moby Thesaurus words for "put off": about the bush, adjourn, appall, bear off, beat around, beg the question, blind, blunt, cast off, chill, cloak, color, continue, cool, cover, cover story, cover-up, dally, damp, dampen, defer, deflect, delay, deter, device, dillydally, disaffect, discourage, disgust, disincline, disinterest, distract, divert, dodge, doff, douse, drag out, drop, duck, embark, equivocate, excuse, extend, facade, feint, fence, front, get under way, give offense, gloss, go off soundings, go to sea, gross out, guise, handle, hang fire, hang up, haul off, have way upon, hedge, hem and haw, hold off, hold over, hold up, horrify, indispose, lag, lame excuse, lay aside, lay by, lay over, linger, locus standi, loiter, mask, nauseate, offend, ostensible motive, parry, pigeonhole, poke, poor excuse, postpone, pretense, pretension, pretext, procrastinate, prolong, prorogate, prorogue, protestation, protract, public motive, pull away, pull back, push aside, push off, pussyfoot, put aside, put on ice, put to sea, quench, recess, recoil, refuge, remove, repel, reserve, revolt, run from, sail, sail away, sail away from, screen, semblance, set aside, set by, sham, sheer off, shelve, shift, shift off, shock, shove off, show, shrink, shy, shy away, shy off, sicken, sidestep, sleep on, slip out of, smoke screen, stalking-horse, stand from, stand off, stand over, stave off, stay, steer away from, step aside, step out of, stratagem, stretch out, subterfuge, suspend, swerve, table, take a recess, take off, tarry, temporize, throw off, trail, trick, turn aside, turn away, turn from, turn off, turn the stomach, undo, unwrap, varnish, veil, waive, ward off, wean from