What are some opposite words for sedative?

Antonyms for sedative
ˈsɛd ə tɪv

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term sedative.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sedative, sedative drug, depressant, downer(adj)

    a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person

    Antonyms:
    stimulative

    Synonyms:
    downer, depressant, sedative drug

  2. ataractic, ataraxic, sedative, tranquilizing, tranquillizing, tranquilising, tranquillising(adj)

    tending to soothe or tranquilize

    "valium has a tranquilizing effect"; "took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed"

    Antonyms:
    stimulative

    Synonyms:
    tranquillizing, ataractic, ataraxic, tranquilizing, tranquilising, tranquillising

Wiktionary

  1. sedative(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    ataractic, ataraxic

  2. sedative(noun)

    Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing

    Synonyms:
    ataraxic, ataractic

  3. sedative(noun)

    Synonyms:
    tranquilizer, soporific, sleeping pill

  4. sedative(noun)

    Synonyms:
    anxiolytic, downer, depressant

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sedative

    Antonyms:
    disturbing, exciting, irritant

    Synonyms:
    allaying, tranquillizing, composing, soothing, demulcent, palliative, assuasive, lenient, anodyne, hypnotic

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sedative(a)

    Synonyms:
    composing, soothing, anodyne

  2. sedative(n)

    Synonyms:
    anæsthetic, narcotic, opiate, hypnotic

How to use sedative in a sentence?

  1. Emma Ulker:

    The use of a safer and more controllable sedative, such as remimazolam, could result in overall lower costs per procedure.

  2. Guillermo Wiemeyer:

    What we are hoping is that she will enter the box of her own accord because she won't travel under anesthesia or any type of sedative.

  3. Atlanta Journal-Constitution journalist Christian Boone:

    Scotty Garnell Morrow was very composed. Scotty Garnell Morrow had not taken a sedative before. Scotty Garnell Morrow was very contrite, scotty Garnell Morrow asked for the forgiveness from the Woods family and the Young family, thanked Scotty Garnell Morrow own family for their support -- and Scotty Garnell Morrow final words were,' I love you all, God bless.'.

How to pronounce sedative?

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How to say sedative in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4180exciting
#13075disturbing
#44697irritant
#49964sedative
#226889stimulative

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