Synonyms of stimulant in English:

stimulant


See definition of stimulant

noun

1‘a stimulant that has a direct effect on the nervous system’

SYNONYMS

tonic, restorative, reviver, energizer, refresher

antidepressant

informal pep pill, upper, pick-me-up, bracer

technical excitant, analeptic

ANTONYMS

sedative, downer

2‘population growth is a major stimulant to industrial development’

SYNONYMS

stimulus, incentive, encouragement, impetus, inducement, fillip, boost, spur, prompt, prod, jog

provocation, goad, incitement

informal shot in the arm, kick up the backside

ANTONYMS

deterrent