What is another word for thwarting?

Pronunciation: [θwˈɔːtɪŋ] (IPA)

Thwarting can be an action that a person takes to prevent a plan or an objective from being achieved. There are many synonyms for the word thwarting that can be used to convey a similar meaning. Some of these synonyms include obstructing, impeding, frustrating, opposing, hindering, stymieing, sabotaging, and foiling. Each of these words describes a different type of action that can be taken to prevent something from happening. Obstructing might involve physically blocking a pathway, while sabotaging might involve intentionally damaging equipment or resources. Whatever the synonym used, they all describe an action aimed at preventing something from happening or being achieved.

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What are the opposite words for thwarting?

Thwarting refers to actively preventing or frustrating the success of a plan or action. The opposite of thwarting could be facilitating, supporting or aiding the success of a plan or action. Instead of thwarting, one might say promoting or advancing. Thwarting can also mean blocking, obstructing or hindering, whereas its opposite meanings could be clearing, smoothing or unblocking. Another antonym for thwarting could be allowing or permitting, meaning not to interfere or prevent something from happening. Overall, antonyms for thwarting can represent positive actions or behaviours that help rather than hinder progress.

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Usage examples for Thwarting

Bassett, who did not believe in thwarting the demands of popularity, induced him to say a few words.
"The Orchard of Tears"
Sax Rohmer
Nobody sofa-ridden in it, no grown-up thwarting daughters, and himself vigorous, distinguished, entirely desirable as a husband, choosing with the mellow, yet not too mellow, wisdom of middle life exactly who was best fitted to share the advantages he had to offer.
"The Pastor's Wife"
Elizabeth von Arnim
He could not take false solace in the thought that his anonymous enemy's resolve, once registered, would die abornin' because of its initial thwarting.
"The Tempering"
Charles Neville Buck

Famous quotes with Thwarting

  • It never pays to deal with the flyweights of the world. They take far too much pleasure in thwarting you at every turn.
    Sue Grafton
  • There are three Powers in the world which not gods nor demons nor men can stay, against which no magic shall prevail and no might shall stand, and they are the White Christ, Time, and Love. From the first you may await only thwarting of your desire, and you must be careful that He and His in no way enter the struggle. This you can do by remembering that Heaven leaves lesser beings their free will, and thus does not force them into its own ways; even the miracles have done no more than leave open a possibility to men. The second, which has more names than I myself—Fate, Destiny, Law, Wyrd, the Norns, Necessity, Brahm, and others beyond counting—is not to be appealed to, for it does not hear. Nor can you hope to understand how it exists together with the freedom whereof I spoke, any more than you can understand how there are both old gods and new. But for the wreaking of the greatest spells, you must ponder on this until you know in your inmost being that truth is a thing which bears as many shapes as there are minds which strive to see it. And the third of the Powers is a mortal thing, therefore it can harm as well as help, and this is the one you must use.
    Poul Anderson
  • ‘This damnable sex, boys - ah, you do well to writhe in your beds at the very mention of the word. All the evil of our modern times springs from unholy lust, the act of the dog and the bitch on the bouncing bed, limbs going like traction engines, the divine gift of articulate speech diminished to squeals and groans and pantings. It is terrible, terrible, an abomination before God and His Holy Mother. Lust is the fount of all other of the deadly sins, leading to pride of the flesh, covetousness of the flesh, anger in the thwarting of desire, gluttony to feed the spent body to be at it again, envy of the sexual prowess and sexual success of others, sloth to admit enervating day-dreams of lust. Only in the married state, by God’s holy grace, is it sanctified, for then it becomes the means of begetting fresh souls for the peopling of the Kingdom of Heaven.’
    Anthony Burgess
  • Such was Gods Poem, this Worlds new Essay; So wild and rude in its first draught it lay; Th' ungovern'd parts no Correspondence knew, An artless war from thwarting Motions grew; Till they to Number and fixt Rules were brought By the eternal Minds Poetique Thought. Water and Air he for the Tenor chose, Earth made the Base, the Treble Flame arose, To th' active Moon a quick brisk stroke he gave, To Saturns string a touch more soft and grave. The motions Strait, and Round, and Swift, and Slow, And Short, and Long, were mixt and woven so, Did in such artful Figures smoothly fall, As made this decent measur'd Dance of All.
    Abraham Cowley

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