Motivation synonyms and antonyms

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An encouraging or being encouraged
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A prompting of something to be written or said
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Something that stimulates one to take action, work harder, etc.; stimulus
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Anything that stimulates or livens up; piquant element
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A pushing or goading toward action.
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The definition of impetus is the force that makes something happen or that makes a body move.
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A call to act; encouragement to act, often in an illegal fashion.
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Reason is the cause for something to happen or the power of your brain to think, understand and engage in logical thought.
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In point lace, the net of small meshes upon which the embroidered pattern is applied.
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Incitement to action arising from a state of mind or some external stimulus
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Urge is the act of force or pushing along or a desire for something.
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The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.
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Something that promotes activity, interest, or enthusiasm.
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(Physiology) Something that can elicit or evoke a physiological response in a cell, a tissue, or an organism. A stimulus can be internal or external. Sense organs, such as the ear, and sensory receptors, such as those in the skin, are sensitive to external stimuli such as sound and touch.
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A discouraging
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A person, device or substance that stimulates.
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(--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
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A device (now often electrical) used to goad livestock into moving.
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Some inner drive, impulse, intention, etc. that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way; incentive; goal
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A condition of poverty or misfortune:
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the act of motivating; providing incentive
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A mood disorder characterized usually by anhedonia, extreme sadness, poor concentration, sleep problems, loss of appetite, and feelings of guilt, helplessness, and hopelessness.
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A provocation to action; a stimulus:
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(Shipbuilding) A curved piece of timber serving as a half to support the deck where a whole beam cannot be placed.
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Elasticity; resilience:
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A basis for an action or response; a reason:
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An act of beginning; an initial effort:
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Find another word for motivation. In this page you can discover 41 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for motivation, like: encouragement, inspiration, incentive, driving force, fillip, stimulation, impetus, incitement, reason, ground and impulse.