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  Definition of put off
  1. 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"
  2. cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
  3. cause to feel intense dislike or distaste
  4. take away the enthusiasm of
  5. hold back to a later time; "let''s postpone the exam"
Similar Words: hedge, fudge, evade, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, confuse, flurry, disconcert, turn off, dishearten, postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit

 

Hyponyms: quibble, fluster, bother, distract, deflect, call, hold, suspend, probate, reprieve, respite

 

Grouped Verbs: confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate

 

Entailments: cancel, call off, reschedule

 

Derivational Morphology: dodge, dodging, scheme, dodger, fox, slyboots, avoidance, turning away, shunning, evasion, escape, circumvention, hedge, hedging, hedger, equivocator, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disconcertment, confusion, discombobulation, turnoff, negative stimulation, discouragement, disheartenment, dismay, putoff, postponement, deferment, deferral, shelver, prorogation, procrastinator, postponer, cunctator

 

Anagrams: putoff

 

 
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