Synonyms and Antonyms of sedative
tending to calm the emotions and relieve stress some people find a glass of wine to be a civilized and sedative addition to an evening meal Synonyms calming, comforting, dreamy, lulling, narcotic, pacifying, quieting, relaxing, soothing, 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
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