Synonym of damp

Alternative for damp

damps, damped, damping, damper, dampest

Antonym: dry,

Adjective

Slightly wet or affected with moisture
moist humid clammy wet muggy sticky dank dripping soggy sultry soaked drenched sodden saturated waterlogged sopping soaking steamy sweaty oozy dampish drizzly rainy dewy misty wettish showery moistened dampened foggy irriguous drippy cloudy vaporous wetted claggy moisture-laden squelchy close heavy mucky watery bathed marshy slimy squidgy mushy squashy squishy gooey sloppy airless soppy boggy stifling bedraggled swampy washed watered soft doused awash miry soused dowsed drizzling saturate logged stuffy water-soaked suffocating oppressive sweating like a sauna like a Turkish bath pulpy pouring spongy fenny pasty perspiring pappy inclement doughy quaggy pulpous dripping wet raining sopping wet soupy sweltering wet through slushy wringing wet gloopy water-logged wringing perspiry over-moist semi-liquid soft and wet stinky soaked through covered with sweat fuggy slippery stormy precipitating boiling hazy wringing-wet sudoriferous spitting changeable slick chilly musty warm unaired fusty mucid mucous muculent smothering not dry hot and humid flabby squooshy coastal hot muddy flavorless colourless colorless waterlike dim anemic bloodless flavourless anaemic serous watered-down teeming steaming clouded fogged balmy bucketing diaphoretic sudoric inundated misted up steamed up fogged up drowned streaming droukit hot and sticky gelatinous fleshy cushiony yielding downy cushy soaking wet tropical soaked to the skin like a drowned rat very damp aqueous teary paludal mossy steeped sludgy uliginose sloughy peaty marish moory glutinous viscous clarty flooded thick gummy unstable flushed big afloat paludine hosed irrigated sprayed quenched showered sprinkled uliginous snowy drunk bloated stewed muddied boiled seethed splashed clogged dirty scummy filthy bemired yukky gunky subfuse greasy thin liquid runny clayey clay impregnate full overwhelmed packed marinated overfull replete brimful overloaded brimming viscid splashy slap streaming wet gluey mashy pap semi-solid paste-like jelled semisolid semiliquid pastelike difficult cloggy gloppy caked murky mucilaginous treacly syrupy

Adjective

Despondent or low in spirits
despondent dejected dispirited downhearted depressed disconsolate downcast glum melancholic miserable mournful discouraged disheartened forlorn gloomy joyless melancholy sad saddened blue doleful hangdog sorry unhappy woebegone low-spirited cast down down low hopeless despairing wretched morose sorrowful dismal crestfallen in despair pessimistic oppressed Eeyorish bad desperate heartbroken heartsick woeful heavyhearted brokenhearted defeatist distressed heartsore inconsolable droopy in low spirits cast-down as sick as a parrot mourning down in the dumps bummed-out all torn up sick as a parrot griefstricken in a blue funk grieving in the pits down in the mouth shot down desolate heavy-hearted dolorous grief-stricken broken-hearted cheerless disappointed fed up anguished upset tearful demoralized lugubrious demoralised moody sombre crushed somber chap-fallen troubled in pain in the dumps hurting dragged spiritless choked sullen devastated in the doldrums cheesed off bummed out abject brassed off chapfallen long-faced dismayed rueful destroyed weeping afflicted down and out weighed down wistful out of sorts teary grim hurt regretful mirthless pained distraught grieved bereaved sorrowing funereal dreary tristful gutted weepy bleak lachrymose agonized down-hearted daunted piteous agonised cut up dull weary subdued pitiful bleeding downbeat painful crummy emotional solemn saturnine tragic tormented let down taken down comfortless pensive suffering sapped shaken distressing plaintive ripped grievous dysphoric aggrieved listless lamentable bitter sunk broken black calamitous dolent displeased singing the blues torn up on a downer sulky sick at heart in tears disillusioned discontented perturbed bothered pathetic shattered depressing dour flat grumpy cowed low in spirits mopey resigned pitiable depressive helpless dolesome plangent heavy bewailing bemoaning wailing aching morbid elegiac harrowing sunk in gloom in grief in doldrums heart-rending ruthful deplorable negative low-down with a long face heartrending in the toilet bowed down hapless disgruntled deflated defeated abashed dashed shamefaced deterred concerned enervated disenchanted disturbed suicidal anxious overwhelmed sheepish lamenting discombobulated uptight disconcerted bugged shook intimidated sepulchral mopish broody tortured traumatized unnerved unfortunate antsy down-in-the-mouth crabbed surly angst-ridden adust funeral deploring irked wounded overcome thrown cynical bereft lonesome lonely dire shook up ticked off teed off browned off peed off unsatisfied heavy with grief overcome with sorrow traumatised unconsolable sour regrettable in a funk heartbreaking long-suffering in sorrow in mourning down in dumps full of sorrow elegiacal triste languid languorous gray grey worried very sad dark sore burned contused apathetic undermined angry annoyed cross mortified remorseful sorry for oneself nostalgic unmanned taken aback without energy drained pining prostrated atrabilious clouded dampened drooping sagging brooding humourless humorless empty devitalized churlish sick dirgeful emo heart-sick lovesick ill-humoured huffy torn-up discontent lowered bowed poor worthless bearish ill-humored off sluggish cringing browbeaten guilty sorry for yourself discouraging doomed troubling tear-jerking affecting saddening depressant fraught dolorific afflictive reflective unmitigable guilty-looking furtive frantic afflicting prostrate with grief drear threnodic dirge-like down in mouth ashamed embarrassed uncomfortable sneaking put off luckless uneasy crying shot-down unable to be comforted unable to be consoled let-down not happy strained bummed powerless downtrodden no-win strabilious lost cowering humiliated conscience-stricken racked ailing have the blahs unenthusiastic unenthused unconfident down-and-out forgotten homeless forsaken abandoned beside oneself with grief godforsaken dissatisfied sobbing friendless destitute uncared-for without hope languished crabby can't win at the end of one's tether at one's wits' end beat-down come-apart caved-in down-in-mouth beat moping ugly whimpering snivelling up the creek not a prayer in the soup frustrated discomfited feeling low dragging solitary defenseless defenceless fruitless alone close to tears chagrined miffed lacking in confidence lacking in enthusiasm having lost heart blubbering maudlin aghast beaten at end of one's rope at the end of your tether larmoyant with cold feet lost momentum vexed agitated discomposed ruffled disquieted worsted vanquished baulked objecting balked sniveling on the verge of tears feeling down full of gloom harassed wrecked discountenanced flustered aflutter plagued in blue funk gone to pieces disastrous dreadful easily moved haunted spooked harrowed in floods of tears with tears in your eyes blue funk awful catastrophic fatal appalling looking as if one had lost a pound and found a penny jumpy persecuted unglued deadly ruinous shocking terrible cataclysmic strung out moving agonizing galling devastating stirring disturbing unlucky distressful horrendous vexatious gruesome at in a stew racked with suffering in a tizzy racked with pain lethal adverse mortal crushing deathly agonising fateful destructive ill-fated ill-starred sob story

Adjective

Smelling stale, damp, or stuffy
fusty stuffy musty stale airless moldering mouldering frowsty close mildewed mildewy moldy mouldy oppressive rank stagnant suffocating unventilated ill-smelling malodorous smelly dank decayed funky strong reeking stenchy foul frowsy ripe stinky noisome reeky frowzy stinking fetid mucid squalid foetid filthy putrid dirty spoilt spoiled rotten rancid foul-smelling mephitic whiffy olid evil-smelling noxious pongy pungent off miasmic miasmal high niffy offensive festy strong-smelling sour bad humming acrid decaying nasty disgusting rotting niffing nauseating repulsive tainted fuggy shabby revolting decomposing decomposed putrescent stifling gamy turned vile old unfresh stinking to high heaven dingy neglected seedy lousy curdled unsavoury stenchful polluted unsavory obnoxious muggy sickening heavy poisonous unpleasant sultry loathsome grimy disagreeable grubby pestilential putrefying humid breathless feculent skanky confined grotty fermented yucko graveolent nauseous gross thick odoriferous icky odiferous overripe yecchy nidorous rotted contaminated skunky soured carious odorous putrefied impure putrefactive smutty blighted sprouting fungal festering growing crumbling baneful disused miasmatic evil- baleful infested gloomy drab dark dull dim acid bitter spoiling harsh acidic mucky insalubrious badly lit tacky poorly lit maggoty worm-eaten flyblown inedible unfit for human consumption mouldered corrupt addled wormy moldered degenerated gangrenous putrefacient grody scuzzy unclean unhealthy clabbered unwholesome miry soiled sticky sweltering clammy steamy sweltry gone off gone bad muddy scurvy choky claggy like a Turkish bath uncomfortable like a sauna stale-smelling run down repellent abhorrent horrible abominable dreadful repugnant awful horrendous hideous appalling detestable distasteful odious atrocious horrid terrible frightful objectionable yucky vomitous ghastly gruesome unpalatable repellant God-awful diabolical unappetizing fulsome disgustful shocking obscene uninviting beastly loathly scandalous ugly pigpen gut-churning off-putting on the nose sick-making stomach-churning vomit-inducing stomach-turning

Adjective

Fresh and innocent
dewy innocent naive simple unsophisticated green ingenuous unworldly unsuspicious unsuspecting unwary naif unknowing uncritical simpleminded primitive moist wet dewy-eyed wide-eyed aw-shucks dew-covered heavy with dew inexperienced raw childlike immature ignorant unschooled callow credulous wet behind the ears fresh born yesterday natural impressionable gullible unfledged artless unaffected trusting undeveloped untutored uninitiated rookie untrained unseasoned unstudied new unacquainted unfamiliar youthful young naïf as green as grass guileless unpretentious untaught tenderfoot easy tender folksy unartificial clean uninformed jejune plain nescient like a babe in the woods amateur unskilled idealistic unsceptical unpractised undeceitful corn-fed country uncool accepting infant juvenile adolescent vulnerable naïve unqualified over-trusting unguarded unquestioning trustful babe in woods susceptible exploitable gullable childish vernal verdant unripe easily deceived easily taken in green as grass lacking experience savage uncivilized uncultivated barbaric barbarian unrefined amateurish untested untried unpracticed just starting out unversed unconversant unaccustomed unproven inexpert uncivilised fierce unlearned uncultured untamed animal brutish undomesticated vestigial underdeveloped austere atavistic nonliterate wild barbarous modest down-to-earth unpolished unassuming gauche parochial provincial rustic cornball bush-league corny homey unadulterated kid pure genuine without airs authentic fond insensible unwise confiding silly virginal uncorrupted virgin cute quaint shallow unjaded uneducated countrified Panglossian starry-eyed simple-minded oblivious unaware unmindful unwitting unenlightened incognizant benighted clueless unconscious uninstructed open unformed unripened illiterate unread unlettered thick moronic rude puerile spontaneous witless unknowledgeable easily led sophomoric undisciplined dense stupid unpretending in the dark birdbrained unintellectual heedless inept mindless obtuse imbecilic dupable deceivable cretinous dumb analphabetic wet behind ears foolish crude believing unintelligent misinformed over-trustful childly prentice humble homely unused apprenticed real true spring chicken unfamiliar with slow uncomplicated honest-to-goodness fleeceable unskeptical blind to biting honest frank dim dopey dark babyish frivolous unscholarly unimposing unostentatious uninitiate sincere dozy unpresumptuous backward blind airheaded unweaned unbaked sophomore jellybean not aware easy-going laid-back self-effacing slow on the uptake not dry behind ears idiotic brainless feeble-minded unrehearsed developing junior fledgling budding uninhibited indiscriminating fresh-faced unstudious incompetent girlish boyish ordinary impractical dull tenderfooted newly arrived lamblike overtrusting kidstuff wholesome half-witted ill-informed vacuous slow-witted thickheaded thick-witted quiet straightforward lowly imprudent unskillful softheaded unsmart nonprofessional unprofessional candid simplistic jackleg soppy unrealistic teary-eyed sentimental sinless undefiled dovelike unwarned uncontrived undesigning unspoiled unobtrusive readily swallowing whole easy mark readily taken in readily falling for swallowing undoubting cracker-barrel inelaborate unambitious down uncomplex unbeautified discreet free-spirited prosaic unembellished taken in off guard up front down home on the up and up brash reckless superstitious inattentive deaf insensitive unobservant unperceptive unresponsive prone to superstition caught napping unconcerned out of it inconversant not all there mooning spacey out to lunch not cognizant not in the loop doped in a daze daydreaming forgetful negligent careless deaf to out cold superficial daft uncomprehending dotish divvy chowderheaded dof hebete glaikit empty-headed pig-ignorant thick as two short planks not the full shilling as thick as two short planks a brick short of a load two sandwiches short of a picnic dead from the neck up

Adjective

Depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive
dreary drab dull boring tedious uninteresting humdrum wearisome dry flat lifeless monotonous routine colourless jejune pedestrian tiresome uneventful unexciting banal bland desolate ho-hum insipid sterile bloodless mind-numbing soul-destroying uninspiring unstimulating vapid arid colorless commonplace drudging dusty everyday heavy jading leaden monochromatic numbing old ponderous prosaic quotidian run-of-the-mill slow stale stodgy stuffy stupid tame tiring unexceptional unremarkable weary wearying featureless repetitive unvaried blah dispiriting downcast oppressive raw sorrowful windy wintery wintry as dry as dust mundane lacklustre lackluster unimaginative uninspired characterless ordinary trite spiritless repetitious common tired unvarying plodding vanilla ho hum workaday nothing dead deadly plain bromidic hackneyed samey mediocre conventional platitudinous prosy nondescript dim laborious nowhere banausic dry as dust torpid wishy-washy wooden stiff unoriginal draggy fatiguing barren derivative usual anaemic dull as dishwater dullsville vacuous normal lame mechanical unanimated anemic irksome soporific average undistinguished weak zero feeble pabulum limp lacking variety unmemorable turgid soulless laboured day-to-day hacky depressing monochrome stereotyped no great shakes nothing to write home about unchanging unrelieved stock enervating exhausting lusterless middle-of-the-road sluggish interminable dull as ditchwater predictable dreich monotone labored typical gray grey ornery treadmill big yawn threadbare plain vanilla stilted zestless inoffensive fuddy-duddy not up to much antiseptic empty square uniform deadly dull plebeian pointless clichéd apathetic yawnsome listless muted garden-variety standard unentertaining unenjoyable weariful white-bread expressionless regular bog-standard customary lacking variation inane staid lacking excitement lacking interest simple corny serious common or garden lustreless mindless pallid non-stimulating pedantic heavy-going static hack flavorless toneless overused watery overworked forced passionless moth-eaten well-worn sleepy undistinctive unspirited quiet unproductive deadening hollow mainstream milk-and-water innocuous vacant flavourless familiar sapless prolix stagnant dragging neutral dismal hoary so-so garden variety cut-and-dry cut-and-dried standard-issue trivial timeworn time-worn cliché-ridden one-horse worn out a dime a dozen OK truistic old hat generic played out dead-and-alive lowly miserable sedate pompous difficult unlively unpassioned bummer drag cloying drear bomb over-serious menial disheartening unsatisfying demoralizing unfulfilling unromantic indistinct not fun uninterested tepid annoying irritating unspecial clumsy unnatural awkward artificial usual thing long-winded lethargic earthbound stolid solemn trying frustrating overlong worn-out puerile boresome vexatious formal inert uncreative droning bleak dowdy yawn producing sombre somber slack mortal poky snooze matter-of-fact depressed verbose demoralising run of the mill crude meagre simplistic meager endless half-pie without variety cardboard straightforward tasteless backward nitty-gritty terrestrial weighty unexceptionable cold unobjectionable harmless unprogressive inactive reiterated samely monotonic all the same recurrent sing-song unchanged anodyne heavy going safe backwoods comatose unfeeling mat unexpressive matte unexcited dulled halfhearted diluted modest inexpressive emotionless lacking vitality passive stereotypical not so hot uninflected workday overdone businesslike homespun indifferent boiled down without punch two-dimensional general unseasoned whitebread unpalatable blind useless hard to digest flat as pancake middling unpretentious long-drawn-out behind the times shopworn cliche obligatory cornball musty hackney cobwebby puts one to sleep futile slothful spent waterish nerdy wimpy unappealing homely fair dime-store namby-pamby vain profitless passable facile noplace dumb hokey cornfed tripe diddly practical actual practicable prose yawn clean lead balloon out of date blank deadpan humble suburban outdated old-fashioned unrewarding outmoded run-of-the-mine medium tolerable run-of-mine second-class second-rate archaic obsolete defunct dime-a-dozen not bad indistinctive faceless noncommittal accustomed extinct fruitless worthless antiquated antediluvian plastic unnoteworthy inferior garden mean superannuated neither one thing nor the other matter-of- fact passé aimless valueless unprofitable purposeless ineffectual otiose unavailing unsuccessful bootless inefficacious ineffective abortive antwacky out of the ark cut and dried unfruitful unfilled unprolific clear unsavory unsavoury unappetizing forgettable mild savorless half-hearted distasteful inedible poor insignificant uneatable pale uninviting inadequate not much cop languid beige nothing to get excited about pathetic etiolated nothing special soft subdued drivelling driveling unobtrusive unimpressive unostentatious unadorned watered-down bush-league savourless intermediate puny disagreeable ten a penny off-putting unpleasant revolting disgusting unattractive nauseating sickening unoffending unimportant frail restrained peaceful yucky gentle institutional unadventurous derived uninventive indecisive sick-making gross discreet enervated washy understated inconspicuous unemotional unnoticeable subtle flat tire low-key elementary unembellished bog standard middle of the road impotent powerless vigourless unflavoured sour bitter spiceless clinical least Milquetoast unimpressed unmoved heavy-handed vague achromatic indeterminate indistinguishable undefined abstract unfateful noneventful inconclusive rancid horrible unartistic nebbish fatuous tenuous slight wan unsentimental unvarnished unpoetic literal factual amateurish amateur neglectable negligible boilerplate phoned in basic no-frills spineless effete plain-Jane unextraordinary off-the-shelf foul-tasting indigestible jake sickly weak-kneed wet limp-wristed irrelevant inconsiderable paltry fair to middling inconsequential piddling immaterial irresolute loathsome repugnant meaningless whatever unenthusiastic not very good wimpish nerveless invertebrate weakened weakling ignorable foul nasty vile widespread stark nameless lukewarm regimented of little consequence of little importance of no consequence not worth mentioning of no importance of no great concern of no account noisome wavering cowardly vacillating obvious matter-of-course starch natural prevalent governmental utilitarian corporate functional rudimentary ugly unkind coldhearted anaesthetic insensitive insensible impassive indolent lazy anesthetic innocent folksy inelaborate pure and simple normophilic uncluttered unornamented austere rustic your basic uncomplicated unelaborate undecorated familiar tune boiler plate peaceable reserved retiring invisible unshowy circumspect relaxed standard issue downbeat blending into the background nonprovocative innoxious played down out of sight in the background soft-pedaled tasteful toned down non-aggressive non-violent benign white non-combative hurtless light conservative pleasant calm friendly sober repressed unflashy low-keyed toned-down

Verb

To deprive of emotional or intellectual life, energy or vitality

Verb

To decrease in feeling, strength or intensity
deaden dull blunt benumb dampen numb cauterise cauterize reduce diminish lessen stifle smother moderate decrease tone down suppress chill weaken cushion soften paralyse stun freeze stupefy muffle damp down anaesthetize alleviate abate paralyze allay impair ease anesthetize assuage soothe take the edge off check blanket cool calm curb lower restrain temper mitigate daze mute dilute depress hebetate relieve palliate desensitize attenuate put a damper on obtund desensitise knock out absorb buffer shock cumber immobilize bank petrify torpefy drug immobilise sap render insensitive thin deprive of sensation slake sate appease mollify water down deplete degrade enfeeble disable debilitate cripple undermine taper cut quell depreciate curtail shrink contract wane subside minimize decrement erode lighten dwindle ebb downsize de-escalate cut back minimise wear away roll back peter out cut down wear down wind down take the bite out take the sting out ease off tail off subdue injure deprive destroy slow consume quiet incapacitate tire retard KO dim drown exhaust frustrate unnerve repress gas etherize dope chloroform get rid of lay out put an end to put to sleep discourage put out of order quench extinguish deter silence overcome inhibit limit dash quieten still stamp out cloud throw cold water on pour cold water on sedate put under halt transfix stop dead tranquilize harden stultify tranquillize make insensitive gorgonize knock senseless render motionless knock unconscious become rooted to the spot put out devitalize toughen make powerless render powerless narcotize lull pacify dullen mask placate befuddle kill blur render insensible make less sensitive make inactive rock become horror-stricken become horror-struck let up on lay off take pressure off coarsen bore muddy up knock for six make callous make unfeeling harden someone's heart make bored hamstring prostrate bore rigid bore stupid appall palsy bemuse close make inert shut down make nerveless daunt bring to grinding halt nonplus arrest appal astound disarm demolish lame put off bore to death stop go rigid stand still stop suddenly stop in your tracks stand stock still become paralysed become motionless

Verb

To lower the morale of
dispirit dishearten discourage depress deject demoralise demoralize deter dismay dampen daunt disappoint unman unnerve cast down chill cow crush dash frustrate sadden sap shake subdue throw undermine disincline make dejected make downhearted bring low knock sideways knock for six throw cold water on give someone the blues pour cold water on knock the stuffing out of enervate weaken desolate upset disparage disturb weigh down debilitate get down weigh heavily on make someone fed up humiliate indispose humble make dispirited make crestfallen put down bring down put a damper on enfeeble throw a pall over devitalize rattle disconcert disempower jumble abash deflate muddle unzip disorder disarrange nonplus disorganize discountenance snarl unglue embarrass cripple unsettle get to blow up send up take apart blow out psych out take steam out oppress distress grieve trouble try afflict perturb torment ail drain weary haunt harrow burden aggrieve mortify bother bug faze drag abase beat darken dull run down reduce to tears make unhappy cast a gloom upon make sad make gloomy bum out turn one off bring tears to your eyes beat down make despondent make desolate cause suffering to keep under hang over harsh someone's mellow dash someone's hopes bring tears to someone's eyes break someone's spirit dampen someone's spirits bear down make your heart bleed make someone's heart bleed break someone's heart intimidate alarm frighten vex scare worry agitate appall appal disquiet put off discompose irk shock unhinge startle discomfit horrify panic terrify chagrin awe petrify fluster spook ruffle shake up astound dissuade confound terrorize affright annoy exasperate concern scare off irritate alarum pain discomfort terrorise floor take aback browbeat distract aggravate disgust outrage throw off balance tire bulldoze sicken nark bewilder badger harass fuss hagride frazzle distemper flurry derail perplex break one's heart repel pester gall provoke weird out freak out bully overwhelm overawe shatter discombobulate jolt disillusion consternate embitter surprise psych disenchant buffalo squash confuse scandalize flatten make miserable disgruntle hurt needle put into a flap put someone off their stroke torture throw into a tizz fright hack off undo exercise chasten make discontented amaze scandalise agonize cause someone to lose their composure throw off rile nauseate puzzle let down put the wind up fret make anxious dampen spirits plague make blue drag down agonise scarify disburb stiff bring one down burn up put into a funk chafe scare to death make your hair stand on end make blood run cold strike terror into make uneasy chill to the bone make teeth chatter scare away curdle the blood emasculate cloud thwart baffle demotivate cast a shadow insult dispraise pall put someone off down press deplore lie excite get someone down lower break suppress subjugate stifle prey on lie heavy on despair devastate squelch smother diminish cause disquiet to knock for a loop cast a gloom on gross out make one's heart bleed bring tears to one's eyes dampen someone's spirit daze derange beset nag persecute beleaguer bedevil infuriate anger deaden defeat curb overcome quell extinguish overpower rouse stir up pique complicate arouse intrude get in the way interfere take the heart out of inhibit bear down on damp down throw into panic madden paralyse scare stiff scare witless pother sour dissatisfy fill with fear scare the bejesus out of freeze your blood silly shame dump cast a pall over revolt paralyze mystify snafu flummox dumbfound miff caution warn make someone jump out of their skin give someone goose pimples make one's flesh creep give one the creeps chill someone to the marrow scare someone out of their wits get the wind up put the fear of God into scare the pants off scare someone half to death throw into a fright give someone the heebie-jeebies throw into a panic make your blood run cold scare the living daylights out of throw into a blue funk repress prostrate droop deprecate weigh make one's blood run cold make one's hair stand on end scare the daylights out of peeve goad wound incommode nettle bore mess up fill with consternation foul up screw up louse up muck up hinder sting disarm mau-mau dragoon strong-arm bludgeon tyrannize blackjack bullyrag hector bogart cause to lose heart discommode gnaw at stress disoblige drive crazy drive mad give someone a turn eat at get at grate on have had enough make fed up become bored try the patience of grate at exhaust someone's patience lose patience get on someone's nerves stun stupefy make wretched rack cause anguish to strain break the heart of make nervous bluster showboat railroad enforce put the wind up someone throw into a tizzy offend wind up displease cut to the quick dampen someone's hopes ride uncalm distress greatly tyrannise pick on make worried knock the wind out of debunk belittle snub destroy quash dash hopes harsh one's mellow bowl over set back talk out of walk heavy push around lean on dash the hopes of give someone the hump give a turn knock down let wind out of sails puncture balloon soften melt take down touch take the wind out of somebody's sails kick in the teeth take down a peg or two take the wind out of someone's sails shoot down cut down to size let down easy shatter the illusions of burst one's bubble dampen the spirits of turn on the heat tug at the heart arouse sympathy arouse pity tug at someone's heartstrings

Verb

Prevent the occurrence of
deter prevent stop avert check block hinder curb halt impede intercept obstruct restrain arrest balk baulk foil forestall hamper keep obviate preclude shut out stave off stay counteract fend off frustrate head off inhibit thwart turn aside ward off debar help let pre-empt prohibit put a stop to save chill cool dampen disadvise divert forfend hold back nip in the bud scare rule out turn off talk out of put a damper on throw cold water on act like a wet blanket pour cold water on bar retard restrict stymie slow down hold up fetter interfere with circumvent hamstring delay constrain avoid handicap repress encumber trammel shackle deflect interrupt suppress limit cramp slow interdict cripple forbid hobble stall clog withhold handcuff cut off hog-tie put a brake on tie up throw a spanner in the works of stand in the way of bridle anticipate stonewall contravene detain derail crimp interfere preempt muzzle smother stifle oppose manacle cumber hold curtail baffle embarrass ward rein in short-circuit keep back hang up shut off get in the way of set back hold down throw a monkey wrench in the works of control contain disrupt eliminate exclude counter subdue put an end to scotch brake moderate regulate neutralize discourage scupper discomfit freeze parry govern rattle tame bork second-guess faze measure rule neutralise keep under control gag confine bit choke keep in check pick off make late slow up get ahead of get in before choke back put paid to hold in put off box in beat someone to the punch bring to screeching halt foul up close off screw up beat someone to it shut down provide against keep within bounds keep the lid on beat someone to the draw steal a march on get in the way stem the flow of louse up keep in defend against hold off forefend free spare reprieve keep waiting commandeer remove absolve postpone bottleneck retardate burden keep from cause to wait cause to stay exempt dispense crab resist be early beat somebody to it be one step ahead of act in advance of prepare for head off at pass defer pause protract intervene interpose foreclose remit shelve prorogue discharge intermit prolong be a hindrance to throw a spoke in the wheel of throw a spanner in the works dissuade quash disqualify shunt look away shove aside turn turn from veer put back back off bog down hold off on choke off take down hold over obscure estop get round make unnecessary sandbag taboo reduce outlaw enjoin make impossible make it impossible for make impracticable quit make it impracticable for discontinue cease put on brakes put an stop to get rid of do away with take away preoccupy forecast monopolize project expect foresee envision predict put the brakes on take out of play rein cork monopolise ruin leash harness dissuade from bottle up hold in check straiten scuttle overturn snooker invalidate gaol keep down sit on pull in box up jail put away pin down pull back keep in line tie down stem rein back hem in guide impound circumscribe direct imprison bring under control have on a tight leash kill crack down hogtie lock up delimit confound repel nullify upset squash repulse undo spoil nobble dash checkmate outwit blank defeat do for counterplot disappoint cross bury muffle strangle dam bind entangle chain disconcert discipline peg put the stopper on put a spoke in someone's wheel cause setback get the better of put end to mess up put the mockers on upset one's apple cart put the kibosh on beat down take wind out of sails entrammel discard discount dismiss cramp one's style give a hard time saddle with except put a limit on keep lid on cool down put the brakes on keep a tight rein on fight back button up keep a lid on bite back cut back cool off keep tight rein on cancel proscribe abolish revoke recant suspend reject close out ban freeze out leave out count out bate close one's doors to not consider forget about disallow veto beat embargo catch nix smash negate refuse tie blackball deny throw out make illegal rebuff still boycott bilk annul sabotage give the thumbs down to cut short stump repudiate criminalize end quell turn down pull up upset the apple cart criminalise place an embargo on attack destroy pass on ostracize confront crush wreck challenge overrule impair root ostracise inconvenience negative draw up spurn fetch up give the slip close down evade take wind out of weigh down cut out shoot down set aside say no to put down sidestep skirt steer clear of abort give the red light to seize grab confuse take blacklist terminate extinguish squelch snafu incapacitate capture shatter disable tackle traverse bring up procrastinate bollix black incommode swallow discommode banish down take on play off cook someone's goose throw queer decline disown rule against spike someone's guns queer someone's pitch bring to a standstill disclaim disavow censor disapprove disadvantage desist pass discountenance get out of put the lid on declare ineligible pass by circumnavigate pigeonhole escape bypass dodge declare illegal give the run around disacknowledge zing spike declare null and void bring to an end pass up shake juke ditch skip sideline knock back hang fire shake off drag one's feet put on hold throw monkey wrench in play for time keep at bay stand in the way put on back burner jam up forgo switch off strangle at birth straitjacket tie someone down offset buck finish something finish off clobber stamp out crack down on vote down dish prevent from making progress overthrow make an end of bring to a close debilitate forbid to puzzle outvote net enmesh ensnare chock deprive mystify snag constrict inc throw a curve overload nip something in the bud nonplus declare taboo tie one's hands stave keep off entrap crash unsettle flummox sidetrack fix scrub drop brace can be the end of say no affect disturb tether suffocate vitiate staunch put a stopper in put half nelson on put chill on put a lock on gridlock influence tamper dead-end corner stopper charge oppress bother make difficult elude put the chill on jam trouble conflict cramp someone's style impose limits on set limits on keep from happening reprobate put at a disadvantage stand fence knock off decelerate slacken unfit disentitle crool banjax duck buffalo promote put out of commission place at a disadvantage give disadvantage take out deselect reverse countermand slacken pace conquer overcome lick throw a monkey wrench into not grant throw over give something a miss balk at give thumbs down to abjure illegalize curse shuffle off halt in its tracks give the run-around run circles around run rings around throw a monkey wrench in the works dash one's hope upset the applecart stand still come to a standstill damage stand off peter out not move ice out close up officially forbid stultify eighty-six disenable disfranchise paralyze paralyse weaken adjourn undermine refrain from eradicate subvert break demolish override exile lose speed let up slam on the brakes ease up keep out omit give the thumbs down throttle contradict dispatch render null and void screen table complicate not make the cut ravage gainsay mothball continue put over oust bounce disbar ignore expel devastate conceal carry over respite threaten mar obliterate eject evict refute sink lay on the table take a rain check on put on the back burner put on ice waive reschedule extend lengthen put in cold storage lay over give rain check hold in abeyance waste time hide submerge pass over not count drive out force out disregard put an embargo on lock out put out deny access to send to Coventry refuse to admit miss out refuse admittance disclude occlude prevent from entering shut the door on leave out in the cold silence shut out of monkey with harm decimate render useless cancel out pocket withhold from stay away from make up for deny yourself break the habit of withstand skip out on kick get around steer clear shrink from abstain renounce eschew shirk shun desist from stay away forbear give up abstain from restrain from counterbalance do without shy from leave off forbear from rebut disprove overpower buy time filibuster annihilate backpedal explode retract disaffirm debunk contest discredit shush expropriate snatch break down break up bottle internalize internalise controvert disconfirm dissent from declare untrue intrude on muck up cork up keep under wraps keep inside black out employ delaying tactics ambush disagree with take back confute appropriate interlope shortstop accost hijack waylay buttonhole begrudge enjoin from doubt sacrifice kick the can down the road disbelieve shoot full of holes not buy withsay take exception to call on shoot down in flames disagree turn thumbs down censure burn cut dissent wrestle pounce on refuse permission to thumbs down throw away clutch floor grapple nail grasp fell sack collar swoop down on cut in give thumbs down not go for make off with contend with bring down knock down grapple with take hold of throw down put the freeze on have a go at face up to rugby-tackle bring to the ground skin

Verb

To overcome or bring under control
subdue control restrain check suppress curb overcome repress bridle constrain contain quell stifle inhibit master govern quash smother moderate squash crush squelch silence arrest lick soften mellow diminish lessen rein in hold back keep in check tone down snuff out keep the lid on crack down on put down clamp down on keep a lid on slap down quieten down nip in the bud hold in check get under control ease mitigate reduce allay abate temper soothe deaden relieve assuage mollify dull alleviate palliate decrease dampen calm lighten stop cool weaken still relax quiet lull take the edge off kill blunt extinguish attenuate quieten appease tranquilize lower settle pacify put an end to cushion restrict regulate tranquillize tame keep a tight rein on muffle placate damp down compose limit keep under control mute soft-pedal dilute hinder keep measure gag hold pull in help ebb sweeten stamp out put a stop to quench de-escalate ease off choke back prevent muzzle satisfy rule modify curtail hold in keep back gentle lenify put the lid on hamper thwart sit on rein back impede take the sting out dim sink end fade halt bite back remit extenuate smooth destroy slacken decline taper dwindle dispel strangle retard slake shrink cut off choke off slow put an stop to calm down drop off get rid of taper off take the bite out modulate phase down shut down pour oil on ratchet down tail off scotch hush play down turn down numb wane eliminate dumb subside sober fight back darken conciliate recover conquer interfere with rein propitiate keep in line cut recede confine stem minimize clam paralyse drop shush simmer down put the brakes on frustrate quelch relent direct cork banish chill out terminate benumb deter button up guide delimit ameliorate fall downscale discipline disarm depress anaesthetize withhold bottle up pall freeze keep down comfort keep within bounds paralyze anesthetize minimise slack put damper on pipe down let up hold down crack down close up keep it down decrease the volume drop away die down die out die away buffer cut short wind down say nothing quiet down make less intense make nice cut back put the kibosh on cool down take a load off decelerate cool it gain control over keep lid on bring to screeching halt fall away gain mastery over cool out cut down cool off drain away peter out keep something in check cork up hold something in mask censure pocket submerge swallow address improve qualify scupper commute overpower fill surfeit excuse sate satiate shade deepen cloud keep control of put a lid on dismiss dissipate desist hog-tie put half nelson on garrote garrotte re-collect reduce the force of adjust monitor cap keep on a string gruntle obtund drive away chase away put to rest square drive off mince break throttle gratify become weaker fade away come to an end unlax coast abolish collect temperate queer dish rally corner inspect steady reduce something play up to bring to an end peg trammel torpedo bedim entrammel fetter put paid to put out block out set limits on impose limits on soberize trample on meet halfway loose disintegrate refresh crumble relaxed put a limit on trim ration contract impair cauterize wipe out pour cold water on throw cold water on box in dip keep tight rein on stem the flow of slow down tie up decrement clamp down incapacitate stun exhaust etherize cauterise chloroform KO drown unnerve stupefy injure gas deprive consume tire dope pale stabilize minify narrow shave pare slash knock out put out of order put to sleep lay out reconcile censor settle down humour round down make cutbacks in pare down resolve pad whittle down demilitarise dial down bring down take down save trim back neutralise smooth out step down cripple rescue clear the air couch stabilise trim down scale down mark down roll back neutralize defuse take the heat clip demilitarize overawe handicap content make dim make faint make less bright leash bit harness depreciate make lighter brighten humor shut up determine decide deplete downsize straiten debar salve cure counteract tongue-tie win over clam up hush-hush make peace with gaol detain jail impound circumscribe imprison stay hogtie punctuate succor succour console vary solace sway dry up dummy up strike dumb hush one's mouth hold one's tongue subjugate liss interrupt keep in put a brake on patch things up form condition dictate influence make matters up accede to somebody's demands aid break up assist box up tie down lock up put away pin down pull back hem in rise above affect disburden disencumber empty levitate take remove upraise uplight shape change facilitate mould shift free jettison thin eradicate unload unburden bring an end to bring aid to make bearable let up on make something bearable bring respite to bring aid take load off bring under control alter touch underlie predispose reduce weight directionalize dispose put off throw out pour out mold act on incline make less work on shepherd have on a tight leash put a damper on impact on exert influence on rachet down grow less have an effect on get the better of have an impact on be a factor in

Noun

A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances

Noun

Restraint
discouragement deterrent constraint curb disincentive obstacle restraint check damper hindrance impediment opposition barrier dissuasion restriction setback put down bar caution deterrence rebuff warning obstruction determent inhibition brake limitation rein block encumbrance hurdle prevention bridle intimidation limit shackle trammel let drag clog stop crimp shackles cramp chain embarrassment holdback handicap fetter interference manacle balk control baulk stumbling block deterring factor obviation preemption preclusion remonstrance expostulation persuasion chill cloud depressant pall gloom stricture depression hamper anchor binders retarding device cinchers cold water suppression hampering wet blanket checking bridling curbing repression retardation hazard frustration holding back stifling blocking shackling smothering arrest baulking cramping fettering stopping halting thwarting quashing drawback foiling hitch snag straitjacket interdict blockage prohibition hangup sublimation balking embargo putting an end to nipping in the bud putting an stop to preventive defence defense leash preventative defensive measures circumscription condition curtailment confinement clampdown restrainer ceiling constrainment constriction stoppage retardant taboo suppressant crackdown buttress stint catch break reverse reversal blow safeguard reservation injunction inadequacy circumspection modification qualification definition maximum holdup whammy harness cap threshold detention captivity demarcation bounds bound regulation extent containment border perimeter boundary margin confine line ban hold boycott moderation cutoff point upper limit tops cut-off point line of demarcation disqualification chains order fetters abridgment instruction abridgement bondage deprivation pinions weight decrease string rope manacles command reduction restraining order

Antonym of damp

damp Idiom, Proverb

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