Synonyms for put off

Synonyms for (verb) put off

Synonyms: hedge, circumvent, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt, dodge, duck, evade, fudge, elude

Definition: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Usage: He dodged the issue; she skirted the problem; They tend to evade their responsibilities; he evaded the questions skillfully

Similar words: avoid

Definition: stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

Usage: Her former friends now avoid her


Synonyms: flurry, put off, disconcert, confuse

Definition: cause to feel embarrassment

Usage: The constant attention of the young man confused her

Similar words: embarrass, abash

Definition: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious


Synonyms: put off, turn off

Definition: cause to feel intense dislike or distaste

Similar words: repel, repulse

Definition: be repellent to; cause aversion in


Synonyms: dishearten, put off

Definition: take away the enthusiasm of

Similar words: discourage

Definition: deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged


Synonyms: remit, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, set back, shelve, defer, table, hold over

Definition: hold back to a later time

Usage: let's postpone the exam

Similar words: delay

Definition: act later than planned, scheduled, or required

Usage: Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered