Synonyms and Antonyms of stimulus

  1. something that arouses action or activity <seeing a Broadway play for the first time was the stimulus for her career in the theater> Synonyms boost, encouragement, goad, impetus, incentive, incitation, incitement, instigation, momentum, motivation, provocation, spur, stimulant, impulse, yeastRelated Words inducement, invitation; antecedent, cause, consideration, grounds, motive, occasion, reason; catalyst, catalyzer, fuel, sparkAntonyms counterincentive, disincentive

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