put off


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to put off: put someone off
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • verb

Synonyms for put off

cause to feel intense dislike or distaste

Synonyms

Related Words

take away the enthusiasm of

Synonyms

Related Words

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

References in classic literature ?
Solomon had several excellent mottoes for keeping them at their work, such as "Never put off laying to-day, because you can lay to-morrow," and "In this world there are no second chances," and yet here was Peter gaily putting off and none the worse for it.
"I hope we shall see you at Barton," added her ladyship, "as soon as you can conveniently leave town; and we must put off the party to Whitwell till you return."
Others there are who die poor and never put off the workman's coal on weekdays.
So he prays Death to let him stay, offers him gold and riches if he will but put off the matter until another day.
"My lord," says she, in a graver voice, "you will be pleased to remember, you mentioned this matter to me first; for I would not appear to you in the light of one who is endeavouring to put off my cousin upon you.
Our mistress had been so much alarmed in the night that the journey was put off till the afternoon, so James had the morning on hand, and went first to the inn to see about our harness and the carriage, and then to hear more about the fire.
This usage, with some differences we had with a Moor, made us very desirous of leaving this country, but we were still put off with one pretence or other whenever we asked leave to depart.
Thought boiled in his brain, conjectures abounded, and D'Artagnan was a great drawer of horoscopes; but, with that imperturbable phlegm which does more than genius for the fortune and happiness of men of action, he put off reflection till the next day, for fear, he said, not to be fresh when he wanted to be so.
Sunday reached the 'Task Force Alpha' declaration before it was put off at 11:35 a.m.
The most common things that millennials put off include getting up when the alarm goes off as well as calling parents.
HALF of people are put off spending time outdoors because it is often too cold and almost as many do not fancy the wet weather, a survey has found.
Bucket Lists are those things you would really like to do but often put off doing as 'real' life gets in the way.
Pensions specialist Portafina asked the nation which five-minute jobs they put off most often and why - and if they had lost money as a result.
When looking just at the aesthetics and decoration of a property, an oldfashioned kitchen or bathroom would put off almost half of renters.
However, if you put off taking an income from the pension, most schemes will usually increase the amount payable each year - typically around 8% a year.