Synonyms and Antonyms of thwart

  1. to prevent from achieving a goal a coalition of grassroots organizations thwarted the company's efforts to get approval for a new power plant Synonyms baffle, balk, beat, checkmate, discomfit, foil, frustrateRelated Words bar, block, clog, encumber, fetter, hamper, handicap, hinder, hobble, hold back, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, tie up, trammel; arrest, check, halt, set back, short-circuit, stall, stop; avert, forestall, obviate, preclude, prevent; negate, neutralize, nullify; counteract, offset; conquer, defeat, overcomeNear Antonyms abet, aid, assist; ease, facilitate, smoothAntonyms advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nurture, promote

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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