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unman

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of unman

  1. 1 to deprive of courage or confidence <the near crash of the airliner was a completely unmanning experience for the passengers> Synonyms demoralize, emasculate, paralyze, undo, unnerve, unstringRelated Words debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, neuter, weaken; prostrate, sap, soften, tire, waste; frighten, intimidate, psych (out), scare, terrify, terrorize; daunt, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit; craze, derange, madden, unbalance, unhinge; discompose, disquiet, disturb, faze, perturb, unsettle, upset, weird outNear Antonyms fortify, strengthen; embolden, encourage, heartenAntonyms nerve

  2. 2 to lessen the courage or confidence of <players who wouldn't let themselves be unmanned by the loss of a single game> Synonyms chill, daunt, demoralize, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, frustrate, discourage, unnerveRelated Words browbeat, bully, cow, intimidate; depress, sadden, weigh; afflict, try; damp, dampen, deaden; distress, trouble; bother, irk, vex, worry; debilitate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; frighten, horrify, scareNear Antonyms buoy (up), cheer, gladden; animate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, inspire, lift, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stirAntonyms embolden, encourage, hearten, nerve, steel




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