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narcotic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of narcotic

  1. 1 tending to calm the emotions and relieve stress <some therapists believe that certain scents can have a narcotic effect on people> Synonyms calming, comforting, dreamy, lulling, soothing, pacifying, quieting, relaxing, sedative, tranquilizing (also tranquillizing)Related Words hypnotic, opiate; analgesic, anesthetic, anodyne, deadening, depressant, numbing; antianxiety, antidepressant, antidepression, antistressNear Antonyms painful, stressful, tiresome, troubling, trying, unsettling, worrisome; energizing, invigorating, stimulant, stimulating; aggravating, annoying, bothersome, disturbing, exasperating, frustrating, galling, grating, harassing, irksome, irritating, maddening, nettlesome, troublesome, vexatious, vexing

  2. 2 tending to cause sleep <the lecturer droned on in a narcotic monotone that eventually had the entire class struggling to stay awake> Synonyms drowsy, hypnotic, opiate, sleepy, slumberous (or slumbrous), somniferous, somnolent, soporificRelated Words depressant, relaxant, sedative, tranquilizing (also tranquillizing); calming, comforting, lulling, pacifying, quieting, relaxing, restful, settling, soothing; analgesic, anesthetic, anesthetizing, benumbing, deadening, dulling, numbing; hypnotizing, mesmerizing, stupefyingNear Antonyms arousing, awakening, energizing, invigorating, rousing, stimulating, wakening, waking; bracing, refreshing, restorative, reviving, stimulative, stimulatoryAntonyms stimulant




narcotic

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of narcotic

  1. something that soothes, calms, or induces passivity or a sense of security <an irradicable sense of self-righteousness seems to be the narcotic that inures these religious fanatics from any realization of the harm they have done> Synonyms anesthetic, anodyne, opiateRelated Words security blanket; pacifier, palliative; hypnotic, sedative, soporific, tranquilizer (also tranquillizer)





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