Đồng nghĩa của scruple

Alternative for scruple

scruples, scrupled, scrupling

Trái nghĩa: confidence,

Noun

A very small or insignificant amount
trace bit hint touch speck shred smidgen scintilla crumb spot suspicion particle ounce tad mite dab splash lick glimmer smidgeon little shade sprinkling nip spatter shadow smack ray strain spark driblet streak skosh smell snap dram ace peanuts drop iota dash atom grain jot suggestion scrap modicum morsel whit tittle tinge smidge whisper taste fragment soupçon pinch molecule stim whiff scantling fraction snippet trifle sliver flicker small amount dot shaving breath dribble jot or tittle snip trickle little bit granule dollop sample shard droplet minim fleck piece dose chicken feed mote splinter chunk tiny amount flake vestige tang chip hoot segment portion slice share part drop in the bucket butt lump nugget snatch moiety inkling stub scent fig specimen whoop continental syllable intimation scoosh rap durn darn ghost flyspeck nubbin bite skerrick end parcel excerpt division item section ort tincture tiny piece smattering small piece spoonful patch stump gleam mouthful nucleus extract minimum tiniest bit small bit small quantity blob paring sprinkle hunk stitch any smitch footstep indication nuance semblance scale sign niggle step small portion overtone sniff undertone seed flash infinitesimal vein cast sparkle element hair snort least bit shot smudge smear blot minute peck glint stretch powdering dust admixture mixture shake cantlet brush stroke soupcon inch impression arc spit beam smithereen air murmur footprint footmark tidbit some thimbleful quantity glitter glow evidence hair's breadth wee bit colouring detail glimmering coloring tiny bit faint sign slightest bit bubkes diddly squat diddly-squat beans doodley-squat bupkes doodly-squat strand tendency note slot small degree degree a small sum a trifling amount a paltry sum a trifling sum spoor measure nib record memento residue proof token least lowest depth bottom nadir slightest base gobbet pin margin smallest amount narrowest pittance smallest rock bottom lower limit bare minimum bottom level point lowest level mark splotch blotch speckle daub pop splodge globule bead glob stain bubble drip pearl mottle dapple pip eyespot splosh dewdrop macule macula scattering pinpoint tear petechia teardrop trait thread amount tatter freckle spattering ball sip taint splurge spurt capful toothful blemish mass discoloration smirch burst tot seasoning flavour flavor squirt pill pellet stripe stipple few drops pea bean circle pinprick drib spheroid tiny mark

Noun

Protest, objection, disapproving pleading, or an act thereof
remonstration protest remonstrance exception demurral protestation demur opposition challenge criticism grievance stink expostulation disapproval gripe question doubt cavil difficulty hesitation kick declination disapprobation dissatisfaction censure discontent disesteem disinclination odium demurring niggle squawk dislike displeasure rejection reluctance revilement repugnancy shrinking unwillingness counter-argument objection complaint dissent fuss disagreement demurrer outcry quibble dispute qualm railing inveighing fulmination statement of opposition grumble beef grouse grouch concern problem moan argument hostility worry dissuasion formal complaint taking exception contest recalcitrance misgiving grousing carping griping niggling compunction debate defiance cavilling misgivings caviling boggling confrontation interrogation scepticism contradiction conflict test of reservation resistance rebellion argument against stand against squabble questioning of difficulty with skepticism disobedience quarrel whinge whine lament carp wail bleat murmur kvetch plaint yammer holler whimper miserere condemnation reproach reproof uproar aversion denunciation blame groan whingeing indignation row rebuke bellyache fault-finding nitpicking distaste vociferation beefing bellyaching furore stricture clamour tumult clamor disparagement opprobrium howls of protest furor muttering flak hue and cry deprecation reproval scolding contention castigation stick sideswipe accusation annoyance repugnance charge grouching hesitance howl hesitancy umbrage commotion mutter disfavour howl of protest disfavor ruction reticence big stink diffidence disrelish animadversion antipathy indisposition blast admonishment chorus of disapproval upbraiding chiding peeve objurgation excoriation grumbling outrage distress lack of enthusiasm hullabaloo clash feud reprimand hassle misunderstanding resentment hubbub roar outburst peep cry ticking-off squeal chastisement noise dressing-down brouhaha timidity blackball discord ballyhoo discountenance controversy dissension timorousness trepidation slowness ruckus wavering vacillation pettifogging bone backwardness captiousness discontentment boycott admonition yike falling-out loathness doubts qualms scruples foot-dragging knock bone to pick axe to grind trivial complaint trivial objection minor criticism vitriol sweerness nolition brickbat rhubarb civil disobedience ax to grind bickering reprehension difference of opinion bone of contention turf war thumbs down alienation hatred adverse comment aversion to abuse twine averseness commination opposition to strife skirmish fray vituperation berating second thoughts call down combat struggle riot act dressing down backwardness in coming forward pangs of conscience lack of desire word protesting pain moaning whining murmuring affliction mithering twining loathing revolt chunter clamouring questioning representation guff jeremiad statement of dissatisfaction rumble obloquy exclamation attack rumpus public outcry public outrage song and dance rallying cry hullaballoo clamoring ferment hubba-hubba hoo-ha uncertainty pique rancour case telling off rancor bugbear frustration aggravation scorn contempt turmoil riot declaration campaign crow to pluck confusion dubiousness tantrum hysterics inconvenience bane exasperation dubiety irk irritation dread bother nuisance headache petition anxiety irritant vexation conflict of interest friction work-to-rule fear telling-off serve tongue-lashing wigging refusal trial hostility to bollocking rating question mark coyness dislike for indisposedness nolence distaste for ticking off unwillingness to accept zing boo catcall nix ostracism hiss hate prevarication query nicety equivocation objection to resistance to disliking refusal to accept lack of enthusiasm for reluctance to accept disinclination to accept fight slap on the wrist rap over the knuckles pet aversion thorn in one's flesh thorn in one's side bane of one's life black list quiddity sophism brawl scrap altercation wrangle disturbance slap on wrist tiff spat duplicity subtlety subterfuge artifice pretense quirk nit-picker shift hair-splitter pretence disputation contretemps affray fracas set-to broil donnybrook panning slamming critique exchange tussle shindig breach broadside slating shindy run-in tangle smear recrimination slur slam knocking barney stand-up vendetta dust-up slagging denigration swipe examen verbal contumely rammy bunfight shouting match afters ding-dong ruck imbroglio bicker bust-up argle-bargle argy-bargy kickup rap takedown reprobation slap pan arraignment notice roast sledge faultfinding aspersion hit tracasserie bagarre tracasseries war of words miff dissidence biffo cut slanging match cross fire brannigan difference fisticuffs battle royal dust catfight put down bad press verbal disapproval critical remark slagging off bad notice character assassination nit-picking obstruction antagonism counteraction obstructiveness non-compliance animosity enmity contrariety warfare prevention defence repulsion duel negativism rivalry action contradistinction con contraposition violation grapple defense oppugnancy engagement brush antinomy war counterattack confronting opposure unfriendliness encounter

Noun

The characteristic of being tentative
to-and-fro hesitancy wavering vacillation indecision doubt faltering indecisiveness equivocation fluctuation delay pause oscillation irresolution dubiety scepticism skepticism dawdling indisposition misgiving mistrust procrastination qualm demurral reluctance unwillingness irresoluteness tentativeness stumbling fumbling stammering stuttering averseness delaying timidity timidness shilly-shally hemming and hawing hesitation uncertainty dithering shilly-shallying stalling waiting temporizing hesitance unsureness doubtfulness temporization dilly-dallying fence-sitting wabbling swithering havering wobbling hanging back cunctation incertitude second thoughts temporising humming and hawing blowing hot and cold woolliness inconclusiveness vagueness indefiniteness unclearness indeterminacy pausing dubiousness nervousness reservation qualification condition limitation ambivalence proviso teetering reserve faint-heartedness shillyshallying changeableness weakness lack of resolution half-heartedness sitting on the fence confusion ambiguity diffidence apprehension inconstancy suspicion insecurity distrustfulness dubitation mistrustfulness distrust uneasiness lack of certainty questioning conjecture quandary disbelief cynicism reservations bewilderment incredulity misgivings limbo wariness queries questions misbelief unbelief unease chariness perplexity umbrage fear lack of confidence lack of conviction ineffectuality infirmity caution swither unsteadiness feeble-mindedness disquietude disinclination tension resistance contradiction conflict demur anxiety lack of enthusiasm muddle opposition dilemma clash haze iffiness haziness gingerliness incongruity equivocacy inconsistency apprehensiveness trepidation strain edginess suspense confusion dilemma wonder puzzle questionableness qualms misdoubt query difficulty inhibition leeriness suspicions disquiet faithlessness question mark lack of trust lack of faith

Noun

An expression or state of doubt or uncertainty about something
reservation doubt uncertainty suspicion misgiving distrust mistrust dubiety hesitation query mistrustfulness incertitude misdoubt distrustfulness skepticism scepticism qualm dubitation hesitancy unease reluctance objection demur qualms demurrer unwillingness apprehension anxiety worry disquiet uneasiness disquietude compunction concern fear trepidation niggle presentiment hesitance nervousness agitation perturbation diffidence apprehensiveness misgivings lack of confidence lack of faith second thoughts unbelief care anxiousness disbelief remorse concernment foreboding nervosity sweat second thought agita trouble solicitude pangs doubts regrets reconsideration reservations wariness solicitousness circumspection regret caginess chariness doubtfulness caution wonder dubiosity disinclination quandary question cynicism twinge misbelief dilemma confusion forebodingness repentance remonstrance indecision pang insecurity conscience shame contrition premonition prenotion presage questioning question mark alarm inquietude angst dread dyspathy embarrassment constraint malaise displeasure discontent queasiness dysphoria instability penitence discomfort incredulity dubiousness leeriness lack of trust suspicions restlessness tension questions nonbelief distress lack of conviction fearfulness pessimism willies questionableness questionability suffering heebie-jeebies agnosticism unsureness ambiguity faithlessness jealousy scruples vacillation lack of certainty issues uncertainties irresolution worries objections tenseness difficulties difficulty consternation edginess nerves suspense stress umbrage fretfulness butterflies panic worriment watchfulness shakes jitters dissent flap fuss jumps cold sweat downer misery goose bumps creeps shivers botheration drag ants in pants pins and needles nail-biting fidgets all-overs ambivalence incredulousness discredit untrust trust issues thought guesswork defeatism Pyrrhonism wavering perplexity needles sense of foreboding demand problem interrogatory probe bewilderment demurral inhibition sneaking suspicion scepsis minimifidianism possessiveness queries bad vibes faltering suspiciousness spite a pinch of salt ill-will overprotectiveness resentment strain scoffing world-weariness negativity sardonicism pressure apprehension about rivals misanthropy sarcasm disillusion disenchantment trauma scorn negative thinking contempt disparagement bitterness misandry acrimony jitteriness hassle twitchiness abdabs yips Joe Blakes jim-jams collywobbles butterflies in one's stomach screaming abdabs burden grief oppression pain hardship ferment affliction passion flutter urgency expectancy nervous tension overextension agony albatross trial distention heat intensity impatience fidgetiness alarum terror shock horror butterflies in the stomach

Noun

A sudden sharp pain or painful emotion

Noun

A feeling of sadness or disappointment over an occurrence
regret disappointment sorrow dejection despair disconsolation grief lamentation sadness unhappiness despondency dismay gloom melancholy agony discomfort disconsolateness dissatisfaction misery misgiving mournfulness mourning qualm rue torment desolation distress downheartedness gloominess glumness grieving heartache heartbreak lamenting pain sorriness uneasiness weeping woe worry heaviness of heart low spirits depression wretchedness anguish malaise dolor dolefulness blues suffering cheerlessness affliction disquiet dolour vexation infelicity discontent chagrin angst broken-heartedness sorrowfulness dispiritedness torture heartsickness displeasure discontentment irritation mortification bereavement grievance disgruntlement bemoaning mopes frustration mental suffering resentment heavy heart broken heart disaffection discontentedness upset down annoyance dismalness trauma remorse fretfulness trouble discouragement letdown bitterness desperation anxiety oppression tribulation bewailing funk listlessness moodiness care hurt exasperation disapproval anger disfavour disgust disfavor restlessness lament disapprobation distaste envy hardship dislike disrelish joylessness unrest malcontentment malcontent weariness forlornness miserableness trial despondence doldrums dreariness hopelessness misfortune dumps despond dole heavy-heartedness shock dysphoria anhedonia deploring emotional suffering blue devils travail straits discord agitation devastation megrim disquietude stress bale pining worriment turmoil strife repining purgatory disaster embarrassment strain tumult grievances martyrdom disregard restiveness adversity unease impatience burden problem Weltschmerz pique bad feelings excruciation rack curse boredom aversion disinclination querulousness heartburn complaint disliking indisposition jealousy ennui drag cataclysm rain headache chip on one's shoulder tearfulness dejectedness poignancy moroseness woefulness bleakness repentance dismals downcastness melancholia lowness pensiveness pessimism disillusionment disenchantment defeatism abasement abjection abjectness blahs heavyheartedness indignation disillusion aggravation the blues extreme upset blue funk a low the dumps unfulfilment discomposure ill-humor difficulty ordeal hassle tragedy blow calamity misadventure mishap pang catastrophe bad luck bummer bother inconvenience reverse injury cross harm ruin ruination concern ache albatross ill fortune mischance bane bad news setback accident travails throe passion hard time failure deprivation cross to bear hurting stroke of bad luck damage destruction disheartenment downer unpleasantness visitation ill vicissitude rigor loss rigour privation nuisance upheaval the hump poverty perturbation struggle crucible demoralization keening nightmare nervousness persecution dire straits destitution defeat hot water wailing horror hard times fear reversal collapse demoralisation debacle scourge hazard rotten luck painfulness issue undoing disturbance casualty moaning crying ill luck pressure cynicism dilemma hell hindrance pangs perplexity death danger wrench doom downfall pest load sweat twinge calvary want affront detriment apprehensiveness need austerity plague gauntlet penury traumatization derangement fiasco whammy shame labour beggary negativity gantlet fire hell on earth lack confusion exigency complication holocaust alarm catatonia foreboding saturninity scrape hitch labor knock rainy day hard luck dullness heaviness morbidity apocalypse harassment blight mopery resignedness severe test trying time end contretemps mishanter perdition emergency tough luck tough break hard knocks stroke reverse of fortune wreck abyss slip crash the worst bad experience subversion awfulness sorrowing dispossession throes bind deep trouble mess predicament disagreeableness nastiness wronging ruth wrong mischief stew unconsolability disadvantage harsh conditions evil distraction test jolt resignation millstone bad break double whammy hard knock malice shiva mirthlessness lugubriousness comedown drama disease dark night of the soul cruelty disorder dud darkness languishing blackness aching cumber tedium dolefuls wistfulness dashed hopes big trouble reversal of fortune slough of despond problems heartbrokenness grievousness sarcasm sickness insult sad event sullenness Gehenna murder cost thorn in one's flesh ills down trip slight offence somberness desperateness buffet outburst disability tension neediness mope dourness sulks infirmity condition weakness crux plight stitch squalor impecuniousness impecuniosity moan shit show farce heavy blow fell stroke rough situation act of God flood stroke of ill luck fall issues mulligrubs mubblefubbles trials asperity hardness plaint toil peril drudgery anvil chorus fatigue low-spiritedness meltdown task tenseness sobbing financial distress uphill battle trials and tribulations Herculean task fluster fright row pitfall indigence being bummed blue Johnnies the mopes the dismals crisis shake-up disruption surprise disarray ululation wail howl effort work puzzle difficulties offense wound reversion dislocation commotion queasiness hang-up impoverishment sob groan howling dirge keen third degree going-over grilling ferment dread trepidation exertion pains check pickle jam crunch pinch tizzy turn-up lapse cry responsibility alluvion havoc culmination finale car crash upshot curtains waterloo termination infliction fatality denouement nervous tension overextension distention heat intensity mistrust flutter urgency fearfulness nervosity anxiousness apprehension concernment agita thought sense of loss expectancy fuss burdens fatalism doubt distrust hold-up one in the eye body blow kick in the teeth holy mess unholy mess ticklish spot expenditure dyspepsia nihilism negative thinking suspicion ill-luck ill-fortune can of worms irk irritant thorn bugbear peeve rub botheration aggro ruffle bad time ado attention overthrow doom and gloom expecting the worst while flurry bustle snag hair shirt looking on the black side gloomy outlook dim view dark side expectation of worst lack of hope elbow grease unseating deposition ousting vanquishing conquest toppling overturn elimination debasement annihilation disgrace humiliation nemesis Waterloo labefaction trip destroyer miscalculation omission last straw loss of power stumble misstep bad omen flaw smash faux pas fumble final straw error blunder fault

Verb

Hesitate or be reluctant to do something that one thinks may be wrong
hesitate falter waver doubt vacillate balance be reluctant dither halt shilly-shally stagger teeter wabble wobble baulk at be loath demur stick at balk at boggle demur about demur from flinch from fret gag hang back have misgivings about have reservations about have scruples about question recoil from shrink from shy stick stickle think twice about worry boggle at disrelish something hang back from mind doing something shy away from vacillate about waver about be unwilling have qualms have qualms about drag one's feet over drag one's heels over fluctuate dilly-dally be indecisive haver swither blow hot and cold be undecided think twice oscillate hum and haw stall pause shillyshally be irresolute sit on the fence be unsure be uncertain yo-yo pussyfoot around hem and haw delay temporize dally equivocate hover hedge tergiversate be doubtful procrastinate temporise sway be unable to make up your mind dawdle linger alternate seesaw dillydally deliberate change waffle tremble hold back be hesitant reel shy away hold off be in two minds get cold feet be unable to decide run hot and cold waste time be ambivalent faff about flicker vary tumble quiver dodge trifle palter trim shudder bobble lurch change one's mind roll quaver whiffle waffle fence-straddle rock swing whiffle straddle hang about um and ah hang around mess around keep changing one's mind straggle lag change mind chop and change keep changing your mind be disinclined stay back shrink back drag your heels drag your feet stay in the background hang fire be reluctant to come forward be ambivalent about feel uneasy about be diffident about have second thoughts be in a quandary be in a dilemma be on the horns of a dilemma wait pussyfoot stumble defer stop balk flounder ponder hang mammer debate weigh baulk pull back think about sit on fence veer shift flutter see-saw vibrate wave tarry mutate shake undulate switch pivot go from one extreme to the other morph mess about deviate flip-flop move to and fro alter turn evolve faff around digress idle pulsate ebb and flow move transform snap wag loiter drift palpitate slip diverge metamorphose rise and fall ripple drag go up and down poke convert transmogrify progress have doubts goof off modulate play a waiting game prevaricate stir jib differ flap heave twirl shiver totter quake loll swell surge be unsteady flow diddle creep crawl while away time waggle wigwag lollygag lallygag come and go tremor mope putter move back and forth put off take one's time use delaying tactics mark time drag one's feet play for time kill time drag one's heels be dilatory take your time lag behind put off doing something let the grass grow under one's feet wobble about be on the fence will and will not potter discontinue cease trill teeter-totter warble hold on move slowly slouch thrill beat around the bush shrink back swerve change direction second-guessing oneself doubt yourself have misgivings doubt oneself flourish sit around be tardy be long fool around sit tight twitter move backward and forward brandish wield adjourn postpone retard prolong protract hesitate to scruple about goldbrick cool adopt Fabian tactics raise dangle refuse stay billow be chary of be coy about be cagey about be shy about be reluctant about flinch quail note judder express misgivings express reservations express reluctance kick the can down the road postpone action defer action suspend action let slide take a raincheck wiggle move backwards and forwards convulse jiggle flit waft swirl flail thresh jerk jolt be tentative sweep whirl twist flick thrash blow ruffle agitate jar be divided fly stream pulse bucket jounce joggle better turn around deteriorate reverse diminish second-guessing yourself wait and see be cagey feel uncertain wonder about think something unlikely be dubious lack conviction be sceptical worsen divert harbour suspicions about express reservations about harbour reservations about fluctuate on have doubts about have hesitations about express suspicions about entertain doubts about have suspicions about have one's doubts about rotate loaf interchange intersperse swing backwards and forwards swing back and forth chill footle bum drone lazy laze lounge curl take turns stonewall swish follow one another act reciprocally act in sequence follow in turn relieve be staggered occur in rotation work in sequence take it in turns occur in turn substitute move between be interspersed fill in for follow amble plod coil motion filibuster hack around kick around veg out kick back horse around potter around hang on be slow fall behind buy time stay put potter round potter about not keep pace wait around be unstable fritter hang out

Verb

To come, or cause to come, to a stop or end
halt stop end cease check discontinue quit finish terminate arrest block conclude curb drop impede close obstruct interrupt break suspend frustrate can elapse stall bar lapse stay hamper determine pass expire go still die pause catch hobble stem belay freeze staunch hesitate falter waver immobilise immobilize balance dither stagger teeter vacillate wabble wobble limp stumble whiffle break off leave off break up wind up cut off cut out desist from hold back knock off let up dead-end lay off hold up shut off put a stop to cut short give over pack in bring to an end wink out put an end to pack up draw up nip in the bud pull up come to an end bring to a stop come to a stop be over bring up call it a day bring to a standstill come to a halt close down fetch up pull the plug on put the kibosh on shilly-shally come to a standstill draw to a close hang back come to rest bring to standstill come to a close draw to a stand stand still wiggle-waggle stem the flow be abandoned be broken off be suspended blow the whistle on hold at bay put a cork in put a sock in prevent thwart desist restrain hinder inhibit give up foil restrict abandon retard forestall baulk cancel balk suppress stymie complete wrap up call a halt shut down call a halt to prohibit repress bring to a close delay stifle kill slow forgo interfere with curtail derail slow down refrain from avoid cut limit quash adjourn bring to a halt avert fetter circumvent preclude withhold dissolve neutralize forbid cramp close out scotch counteract debar scrub extinguish head off shelve deter call off defeat neutralise shut out counter nullify abort kick baffle subdue lessen quell obviate hang up axe ward off ruin stave off renounce stonewall hold off dam hamstring intercept stand in the way of call it quits oppose finish off contain ax abstain from control interdict diminish put a brake on trammel forfend reduce bridle decrease encumber cripple lay off of peter out deactivate put paid to postpone relinquish brake put the lid on withdraw surcease clog hold resist forsake choke settle dash squash annul destroy round off round out do without scrap shackle scupper beat crimp dispense with rule out squelch fade dwindle outlaw constrain turn off do for crush culminate abolish recess eschew prorogue abate exclude put off take a break discourage checkmate enjoin park crack down on rein in remit fend off run down rest pack it in fade away proscribe abstain disappear rescind repeal run out revoke cool vanish refrain consummate ban pull in veto defer wane forbear ebb disallow eliminate moderate handcuff stamp out intermit keep scratch spoil forbear from shun slacken disappoint cumber cry off ultimate sink sew up snooker switch off turn aside wind down discomfit embargo pass up die down put back hog-tie steer clear of swear off criminalize die away hold in taboo tie up plug put down put out make illegal have done with die out arrive melt away clamp down on criminalise keep off set back stanch handicap sabotage disable subside bork decline close off not continue repulse manacle disconnect occlude embarrass congest nip something in the bud interfere wrap regulate smother take five skip stuff top off decelerate overturn jam shake defend against bite the dust divert silence have a breather dodge crab negate get done take a breather weaken stop up short-circuit get off end up prorogate stop dead give something the chop fizzle out knock something on the head contravene hold down hold over ditch withhold from ease up close up remove ward run its course ease off outwit put a lid on lay aside dissuade spike put a spoke in someone's wheel jack in get in the way of put on ice plug up choke off slap down snuff out slow up foul up put in cold storage place an embargo on screw up throw a spanner in the works of tail off put the stopper on stop trying wait call recall fail shorten stop work unplug shut fence pull over draw in sever evaporate estop save disrupt forego ignore evade crown intervene wilt bottleneck rein abbreviate abridge detain invalidate evanish screen offset disengage repel sidestep clip pigeonhole stand obscure fix skirt finalize refuse recede wither sandbag bottle up help conquer shrink clot restrain from abjure leave throttle deflect reject keep in check table parry pass on stop short throw in the towel throw in the sponge deteriorate droop decay stay away from keep back keep under control smash degenerate back off shy from pre-empt bung mothball block out fill up clog up fill stem the flow of lower have a break go without waive take ten set aside keep from censor cut it out nobble chill jam up bung up cease to exist muzzle finalise become invalid pull out of get out of protract disconcert duck turn out hold in abeyance relax put on hold get in the way bury rattle skip out on become void become obsolete not touch pass away blow over nix draw to a halt taper off crumble queer bottle dull cross faze bring to a conclusion trail off stump bog down leave alone stopper bring to naught cool it reach a standstill overcome lay on the table cramp one's style quit cold throw monkey wrench in take a rain check on keep at bay lock up put on the back burner give a rest keep in box in put the brakes on withdraw from fall away pour cold water on put the mockers on beat down declare illegal kick the habit upset the apple cart bilk finish with mess up throw a monkey wrench in the works of throw a spanner in the works keep lid on bring to screeching halt throw up retire from not do be a hindrance to wipe out take the cure gum up cork throw cold water on buck kick over louse up land eradicate strangle at birth put a stop to something clobber bring to end withstand sidetrack brace kill off turn back flick off stop working cinch disturb abrogate close shop finish work finish working clock off surrender despair lose heart capitulate admit defeat be beaten give in concede defeat bring deny yourself jack it in censure cap yield resign circumnavigate achieve succeed retardate depart douse clear forlet collapse stop in one's tracks leave out back out of bring to an untimely end leave work wreck shatter withcall phase out accomplish discharge shutdown quit cold turkey bit confront power down be at an end be no longer valid stave anticipate disjoin interpose disunite part do away with dissever get rid of separate pick off down tools confine prolong take a breather from put on a back burner polish off get on the wagon hang it up draw to close put to bed put a period to ease render powerless crash call a stop to put on brakes put an stop to forswear say goodbye to lose speed cut into slam on the brakes break into crool banjax burden bring down curtain simmer down compose collect detach log off put the brakes on take out of play dish give up hope abandon hope stop doing lie by spell back out renege bag it blow off clinch shutter render null and void give the run around dash one's hope lick upset the applecart overpower fold up be put to bed button up cut loose button down take down hold off on make late stop oneself transpire reschedule put a stopper in put half nelson on put chill on put a lock on zing gridlock stop midstream fold extirpate snub exsect marginalize oust carve isolate usurp delete extract overlook excise shirk retreat be the end of drop out tie up loose ends liquidate clean up come to the end do be through with finish up take time out take time off elude disband bypass barricade seal caulk black decommission come to a conclusion round up give notice throw a spoke in the wheel of knock it off back off from break the habit of shrink from check out from root traverse relent drop off put aside carry out fight shy of resist the temptation to take the pledge give a wide berth to go on the wagon avoid doing sit out be temperate have nothing to do with banish boycott blockade kibosh surcease from escape from call it quits on constrict scuttle hit the switch halt in its tracks give the slip shake off give the run-around buffalo promote shuffle off juke run circles around run rings around bollix throw a monkey wrench in the works resolve carry through bring to fruition damp vanquish overthrow push back procrastinate inactivate hang fire omit put on back burner count out put in abeyance file pink-slip keep in abeyance lay over put on the shelf look away turn turn from veer shunt shove aside confound upset blackball disqualify complicate cut dead take out marginalise take away choke up pack block up throw a curve set the seal on obturate quench cow switch something off get there haul up let taper de-escalate pall drop away fall finish the working day forfeit undo bulwark defend guard declare ineligible pass by illegalize ice out curse officially forbid sunder be no more fly by divorce sacrifice jilt triumph over block off continue respite put over suspend proceedings blank counterplot attenuate dampen disadvise scare stunt slip away dam up gibbet gunge up wring noose squeeze drown silt up put out of business put out of action bring someone to their knees escape deprive deny overwhelm dominate annihilate clamp shush trample pull off the road muffle swallow slack phase down coast cool off drain away become weaker chill out unlax ratchet down gag unaccustom take a recess break short stop cold evanesce cover fend put lid on keep inside put kibosh on drive underground trample on sit on go by weigh down declare taboo take wind out of sails get the better of upset one's apple cart cause setback put end to leave unfinished stop in full flow govern fight back dispose of wind something up monkey with resign from eighty-six dust off part from forget about turn your back on part with break with write off retrograde bate tame rebuff choke back give the thumbs down to put the chill on give the red light to say no pull the plug molder dilapidate moulder take a rain check deliberate dock languish flag talk out of keep from happening get shut of safeguard against secure against protect against shield against put a damper on act like a wet blanket run low go downhill fade out wear away go down grow less go dead keep a lid on slacken pace bite back get shot of stand up for guard against skirt round defend oneself against fight off keep at arm's length wean cut back mark time linger sideline take a breath reflect tarry lag emaciate tire shrivel sag truncate retrench stop briefly play for time counterbalance think twice call time minimize totter faint lose spirit impoverish debase minimise give way depress grow dim waste away wear off grow faint thin out fall off relapse vitiate lose tremble grow weaker pare down elide cut down lop trim syncopate chop break it up come to standstill catch one's breath minify tighten up crop slim down downsize contract slash stand off not move deaden counterpoise negative countervail cancel out stop what you're doing dumb clam correct remedy compensate for boil down rein back get to meat put in nutshell roll back put a restriction on put a limit on keep down say nothing prevent oneself from cease to indulge in restrain oneself from prevent yourself from not give in to stop oneself from equilibrize make up for counterweigh balance out even out countercheck respond rectify stabilise redress right go against stabilize counterwork

Verb

To complain or raise objections
demur object protest cavil complain dissent remonstrate deprecate disagree dispute except expostulate oppose stickle baulk balk boggle challenge disapprove fight kick resist combat take exception take issue express doubts raise objections express doubt kick up a fuss kick up a stink raise doubts lodge a protest gripe inveigh moan criticize criticise sound off condemn grumble grouse beef argue crab express disagreement kvetch take exception to denounce holler nag raise objections to squawk make a fuss whine whinge protest against grouch fuss grizzle express disapproval argue against carp bellyache bleat grump growl lodge a protest against express disapproval of express disagreement with take issue with scream repine wail caterwaul keen take a stand against deplore make a fuss about mutter squeal whimper yammer murmur croak yawp maunder make a stink make an objection kick up a stink about kick up a fuss about yowl yaup object to inveigh against find fault speak out against protest about contest anathematize execrate curse mumble reason dissuade oppose strongly reprove admonish decry complain vociferously about blame object strongly to squabble disparage bicker animadvert pick at withstand recriminate rain censure frown upon protest to complain to make a protest to express objections mind express objections to remonstrate against quibble be in opposition disapprove of spurn have a problem quarrel with be in opposition to fulminate rail complain about draw the line grumble about have a problem with moan about grouse about cavil at revolt rant about beef about gripe about disesteem quibble about discommend discountenance draw the line at cross disavow howl blast rebel frown on kvetch about beg to differ rail against raise objection be displeased take on express opposition speak out tangle with cry out make a stand make a protest go-one-on-one mix it up with say no voice disapproval take up the cudgels thumbs down say no to be displeased by back-talk be against kick against take a stand put up a fight grieve reproach bemoan bewail lament groan charge nitpick chirp mither fret chunter create natter gainsay contravene accuse attack refute knock twine snivel indict defy impute ascribe lay crib differ plain over run down go on about nit-pick put the boot in look askance be on at someone lodge a complaint find fault with carry on make a complaint rail at pick holes in cry go on sob mourn scold bawl niggle weep pule yelp sigh grieve over screech upbraid berate whisper blubber roar ululate sigh over mewl sorrow split hairs rage squall shriek rant yap yell regret rue sorrow for make a scene make a song and dance repent thunder bother grieve for wail for sing the blues cry over weep over express regret about pester disturb objurgate hypercriticize witter greet go on at pick on blub shout bay raise Cain pick holes revile castigate vituperate hurt abuse storm bellow tongue-lash vociferate express sorrow express sorrow about fume sorrow over wail over shed tears over keen over gurn plead kick up a rumpus sulk grunt blow off sorrow about niggle about pettifog sniffle flyspeck make a mountain out of a molehill rumble pan peck be picky be hypercritical rag dwell on repeat keep on miaow snarl gabble sputter slur drone muddle swallow burble boohoo quarrel sough waul cry softly shed tears reprimand be sorry eat one's heart out hate declaim crying noise make screeching jowl rampage talk under your breath impugn lash lambaste cut up drip take apart reprehend roast trash vilify cry loudly rave harp upon dwell upon cry the blues raise a ruckus scorch denigrate break down let go explode kick up a storm whoop let it out burst into tears beat one's breast about argue with cry over spilt milk speak up moan over beat one's breast cry over spilled milk weep for halloo hollo call harass grouch about rip into lay into lay out call out bristle rant and rave badger harry harp on have at work over crack down on go after sound off about let have it cheer hoot call at the top of your voice yip hound bellyache about jump down one's throat take to task complain vehemently about chivvy hassle henpeck thunder against fulminate against rage against bully persecute worry plague peck at ride dog needle keep on at vex anguish suffer bleed agonize expostulate about protest strongly at criticize severely declaim against remonstrate about heavy carp at keep after bawl out rate make a stand against jaw objurate make a protest against disagree violently with put up a fight against chew out complain bitterly about whip kick up take great exception to egg urge moan at importune tease heckle bait harp on at grumble at goad distress eat nudge prod provoke hector moan on at keep complaining to bend someone's ear be on your back take it out on breathe down someone's neck get on someone's back give a hard time work on express woe for wear black agonise ache miss languish yearn pine wring hands long for wring one's hands over be sad express sorrow for take it hard be brokenhearted wail about

Verb

To have doubts or suspicions about
misdoubt distrust doubt mistrust question suspect misbelieve challenge demur disbelieve discredit dispute fear fluctuate hesitate imagine impugn insinuate misgive query shilly-shally skepticize surmise vacillate waver wonder wonder about be curious be dubious be puzzled be uncertain be undetermined be wary of harbor suspicion have qualms not buy read differently wonder at be apprehensive of call in question give no credence have one's doubts smell a rat be in a quandary take dim view of beware be suspicious of apprehend suspicion be mistrustful of harbour suspicions about be chary of be uneasy about be distrustful of be sceptical of have misgivings about have reservations about have qualms about have doubts about have doubts be wary be leery of feel uneasy about have suspicions about cast doubt on feel apprehensive about lack confidence in harbour reservations about not believe disbelieve in be unsure about be unsure of regard with suspicion be unconvinced about have no faith in have no confidence in impeach contest oppugn entertain doubts about call into question object to raise doubts about express suspicions about express reservations about raise objections to throw doubt on cast aspersions on call something into question be sceptical about feel chary about scruple over ask smell a rat about have your doubts about grill quiz interrogate catechize inquire have reservations have a funny feeling about demand enquire inquire of knock probe test the waters hit up look into put out a feeler question be skeptical of discount look askance at be suspicious be incredulous of oppose take with a grain of salt take with a pinch of salt controvert have hesitations about puzzle over cast doubt upon

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