Synonym of bringing down

Verb

Present participle for to completely destroy
destroying wrecking shattering smashing ruining decimating trashing devastating annihilating desolating pulverising pulverizing ravaging breaking nuking torpedoing totalling totaling crushing vaporising vaporizing wasting demolishing dashing obliterating tearing down rubbing out bringing to ruin wiping out blowing up reducing to ruins blowing to bits blowing to pieces creaming razing levelling leveling pulling down knocking down defeating blighting marring despoiling spoiling ruinating sabotaging desecrating flattening bulldozing wracking overthrowing toppling extinguishing breaking up doing in undoing dilapidating nixing ravishing laying in ruins blowing busting taking apart lousing up botching scotching blasting wreaking havoc on scuppering sinking making a mess of messing up fouling up overwhelming messing laying waste to damaging impairing screwing up bringing to nothing cleaning out banjaxing wreaking havoc upon laying waste defiling euchring overturning bringing to naught poisoning reducing to rubble reducing to nothing putting the kibosh on mangling bodging mutilating doing for blowing a hole in maiming dishing injuring leaving desolate defacing mullering scourging leaving in ruins depleting disfiguring cruelling reducing bringing about the downfall of dismantling disassembling unbuilding undermining cracking trouncing beating waxing wolfing throwing down gobbling up razing to the ground wiping off the map wiping off map taking out putting in toilet tearing to pieces wiping off the face of the earth

Verb

Present participle for to overthrow or depose, especially someone or something powerful
overthrowing ousting deposing dethroning unseating toppling conquering defeating displacing humbling seizing power vanquishing overturning defenestrating supplanting removing removing from office ejecting uncrowning dislodging unthroning discharging depriving defrocking unmaking drumming out dismissing throwing out unhorsing expelling subverting usurping upsetting evicting forcing out driving out discrowning booting out removing from power overcoming getting rid of turfing out kicking out giving someone the boot cashiering sacking firing axing degrading showing the door doing away with bringing low bringing about the downfall of destroying crushing replacing removing by force overwhelming triumphing undoing unsettling disestablishing dissolving turning out outing disenthroning discarding stepping into shoes of taking over disthroning overpowering overrunning subduing subjugating putting an end to moving shifting hurling to the ground throwing bucking disturbing knocking over disentangling extricating uprooting digging out knocking out of place knocking out of position getting out dislocating knocking loose freeing demoting downgrading breaking chucking impeaching chucking out unfrocking bouncing stripping of rank freezing out riding out on rail giving someone the push running out of town giving someone their marching orders giving heave-ho sending packing throwing out on your ear retiring releasing bumping laying off mustering out letting go disqualifying terminating disfrocking booting making redundant turning off giving the heave-ho giving notice to disrating reducing busting relegating succeeding dispelling purging lowering declassing disbarring suspending dropping benching coming after deselecting recalling furloughing deponing pensioning shelving disemploying crowding out giving someone their notice giving someone the bullet giving someone the sack giving notice letting out giving the elbow washing out giving the gate giving the ax shutting out giving warning turning away giving someone the pink slip giving someone their cards stepping into the shoes of giving the old heave-ho giving walking papers pushing out excommunicating voting out debarring turfing putting away giving someone his or her walking papers dehiring unhiring shedding giving the sack to eliminating handing walking papers giving bum's rush giving pink slip giving marching orders giving one's cards declaring redundant depriving of office transferring abolishing repositioning evacuating detaching expunging relocating pulling shipping budging abstracting seeing the back of taking down giving the bum's rush kicking downstairs demeaning devaluing demeriting lowering in rank moving down reducing in rank holding back setting back reducing to the ranks kicking down the ladder kissing off giving someone his giving someone the big E giving someone the air binning off paying off

Verb

Present participle for to cause to be emotionally or mentally upset or despondent
depressing dejecting dispiriting saddening discouraging distressing dismaying disheartening daunting afflicting upsetting oppressing desolating aggrieving bothering perturbing demoralising demoralizing shaking dampening abasing ailing bugging fazing trying casting down knocking the wind out of harshing one's mellow burdening grieving tormenting weighing down crushing bumming out harrowing troubling disturbing agonizing hurting dashing vexing harassing paining getting down dampening spirits breaking one's heart putting into a funk agonising burning up dragging down making blue putting a damper on downing pressing deploring making gloomy lying lying heavy on taking the heart out of hanging over preying on making despondent weighing heavily on making desolate throwing cold water on casting a gloom upon bringing tears to your eyes casting a gloom on making sad turning off pouring cold water on worrying torturing mortifying concerning disconcerting wounding irking agitating stinging discommoding stressing discomposing pestering plaguing gnawing at straining galling getting to making miserable racking breaking the heart of riling irritating exasperating annoying fretting narking causing anguish to making wretched displeasing chastening hacking off cutting to the quick haunting besetting nagging disquieting bedeviling bedevilling harrying beleaguering unsettling flustering weighing on hassling rattling perplexing alarming aggravating fussing obsessing causing suffering to making anxious niggling discomforting flurrying frazzling exercising distempering unhinging making unhappy derailing hagriding causing anxiety to freaking out weirding out making uneasy preying on your mind giving a hard time anguishing taking over besieging chagrining enervating wearying possessing breaking taxing pressing down on debilitating dulling discomfiting tearing appalling hounding taking control of throwing distracting unnerving discombobulating beating down nagging at despairing ruffling teasing needling alaruming pricking tantalising undoing tantalizing chafing persecuting spooking knocking for six giving someone the blues knocking the stuffing out of stirring up knocking sideways niggling at making uncomfortable causing concern to making someone fed up causing discomfort to breaking someone's heart eating at driving up the wall dashing hopes wringing shattering flooring weighing recurring abashing touching causing disquiet to provoking infesting nettling preoccupying maddening inconveniencing festering psyching out putting off throwing off dashing the hopes of moving incommoding stewing fearing sweating coming back to gnawing wearing rankling puzzling overcharging grinding stabbing cutting rankling with miffing peeving discountenancing offending cursing staying with sapping interrupting injuring angering confounding causing anxiety hacking you off giving a bad time giving someone grief flipping out making waves sticking it to giving it to dishing it out dishing out causing trouble to dogging pushing strapping indisposing martyring nit-picking subjugating lowering overwhelming subduing suppressing stifling chilling chillin getting at picking on diminishing squelching devitalizing weakening smothering doing a number on throwing off balance ticking off arousing anxiety in pushing buttons making it tough for cutting up draining humbling quelling overcoming deadening extinguishing overpowering curbing defeating causing anguish causing someone distress causing pain beating dragging damping darkening cowing running down reducing to tears damping down bearing down on casting a pall over scaring keeping under harshing someone's mellow frightening badgering bearing down importuning testing hectoring goading dunning sweating out

Verb

Present participle for to decrease in amount or degree
reducing lessening lowering decreasing diminishing minimising minimizing tapering depleting easing curtailing cutting limiting moderating lightening mitigating scaling down cutting back cutting down quelling abating alleviating curbing dialing down downscaling tempering axing dropping paring rolling back slashing toning down winding down attenuating clipping couching declining decrementing de-escalating denting relaxing restraining tapering off waning casting down degrading depressing devaluating downgrading dropping off drying up dwindling easing off ebbing eroding extenuating making cutbacks in marking down minifying petering out sinking slackening slowing down tailing off taking down trimming trimming back trimming down amortising amortizing diluting impairing making less making smaller qualifying stepping down taking the edge off tightening weakening running down paring down shaving pruning shrinking slimming down whittling down rounding down abridging shortening downsizing retrenching cutting back on putting down levelling down averaging down truncating rationing contracting cheapening breaking devaluing depreciating removing deleting eliminating omitting confining deflating undervaluing demoting narrowing discounting subduing damping down stifling abbreviating knocking down writing down whittling away making reductions in taking off causing to fall easing up on reducing greatly touching down making a landing with landing softening allaying dulling assuaging deadening palliating mollifying relieving blunting soothing calming dampening checking cushioning suppressing damping smothering stilling modifying cooling controlling muffling muting pacifying quieting lulling modulating soft-pedalling soft-pedaling lenifying numbing tranquilizing repressing quietening appeasing mellowing helping playing down regulating bridling taking the sting out slaking placating inhibiting containing holding back constraining restricting benumbing taming taking the bite out sweetening governing subsiding quenching keeping in check reining in silencing overcoming remitting killing downplaying composing buffering gentling pouring oil on cauterizing making light of smoothing slowing cauterising masking adjusting putting a damper on revising fading receding blanketing ameliorating falling relenting anaesthetizing obtunding anesthetizing watering down holding wearing down wearing away measuring turning down ruling satisfying keeping whitewashing deemphasizing cooling out licking mastering de-emphasizing putting an end to mincing ratcheting down pulling in dying down dying away letting up keeping under control phasing down nipping in the bud falling away keeping a lid on growing less dying out diffusing desensitizing disempowering undermining extinguishing chilling chillin making weaker addressing improving sating thinning putting damper on making less intense putting the lid on hebetating desensitising paralysing taking the bite out of taking the sting out of making fewer cutting down on absorbing making reasonable commuting slumping plummetting plunging plummeting sparing excusing settling blurring comforting dulcifying paralyzing reducing the force of holding in euphemizing interning trammelling trammeling temperating meeting halfway sugarcoating fixing up taking pressure off laying off letting up on running low keeping down getting rid of taking sting out patching things up falling off slackening off becoming smaller growing smaller becoming less muddying up palling putting a lid on prettifying dispelling gruntling quashing banishing dissipating dismissing squashing filling surfeiting crushing destroying squelching draining away calming down dropping away arresting driving off squaring driving away putting to rest chasing away reining back keeping a tight rein on conquering putting a stop to making nice snuffing out cracking down on getting under control keeping the lid on slapping down holding in check clamping down on quietening down disciplining humbling cowing reclaiming busting getting the better of getting a grip on attuning balancing harmonizing setting tuning varying toning thinking nothing of talking down giving a lower profile giving little weight to attaching little importance to inflecting revamping switching tweaking shifting transmogrifying amending changing harmonising altering fine-tuning adapting

Verb

Present participle for to punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc)
chastening humbling humiliating subduing cowing curbing squashing taming abasing cheapening debasing deflating degrading demeaning disciplining discrediting disgracing dishonouring dishonoring flattening fouling lowering mortifying restraining shaming sinking smirching softening afflicting checking repressing bringing low taking down putting down cutting down to size putting in one's place putting someone in their place taking down a peg or two crushing quashing embarrassing abashing discomfiting owning making a fool of putting to shame making someone eat humble pie making someone eat crow chagrining belittling snubbing downgrading shooting down casting down showing up making ashamed taking down a peg settling someone's hash taking the wind out of your sails reducing breaking denigrating bemeaning demoting devaluing tearing down causing to lose face pulling down getting the better of having the last laugh on exposing flooring ripping slamming panning blistering discountenancing smearing withering showing in a bad light vanquishing downplaying confusing confounding playing down running down causing to feel small overcoming upsetting squelching silencing putting out of countenance putting away striking dumb popping one's balloon putting one away making eat dirt cutting to the quick making one feel small bringing down a peg forcing to eat humble pie fixing someone's wagon striking letting down dispiriting disheartening discouraging dismaying disconcerting disparaging depressing perverting depraving cankering corrupting bastardizing warping profaning lessening vitiating demoralizing subverting deteriorating debauching debunking destroying dashing prostituting poisoning crawling diminishing demoralising subjugating bastardising puncturing balloon knocking down letting down easy knocking the stuffing out of letting wind out of sails tainting tarnishing blotting defaming sullying slandering stigmatizing besmearing defiling stigmatising reflecting badly on bringing into disrepute dragging through the mud giving a black eye staining besmirching derogating reproaching slurring blemishing blackening dragging down libeling attainting libelling disfavoring ridiculing disfavouring dragging through the mire bringing shame upon giving a bad name bringing shame to putting in a bad light bringing shame on deigning condescending demolishing stooping descending branding scandalizing depreciating betraying spotting injuring undervaluing minimizing taking apart minimising scandalising deriding disregarding mocking disrespecting desecrating lowering the status of reducing the status of casting a slur disobliging disconsidering selling out making someone feel ashamed making uncomfortable beating down losing face giving a bad name to tarring and feathering taking to pieces taking to bits controlling making lose face denying suppressing punishing getting under control vilifying maligning calumniating censuring soiling insulting compromising disesteeming casting aspersions on doing a hatchet job on blackening someone's name bringing into disfavour detracting from pooh-poohing

Verb

Present participle for to cut (something) off or down, especially with a saw

Verb

Present participle for to land on solid ground (after being in the water or air)

Adjective

Liable to humiliate, degrade, shame or embarrass someone
humiliating embarrassing crushing degrading humbling mortifying shaming ignominious discreditable disgracing inglorious chastening debasing deflating demeaning discomfiting quashing shameful squashing undignified barro blush-making cringe-making cringeworthy dishonouring dishonoring humiliatory opprobrious toe-curling bringing low disgraceful dishonourable contemptuous offensive scandalous disparaging dishonorable belittling scornful unworthy derogatory abusive slighting abject denigratory disdainful deprecatory pejorative scurrilous ignoble insulting uncomfortable awkward rude uncomplimentary vituperative disreputable disrespectful derisive reprehensible insolent lowering cringey discrediting depreciative cheapening wretched improper sensitive vulgar delicate tricky derogative detractive compromising contumelious disconcerting troublesome infamous flustering depreciatory unseemly unrespectable impertinent derisory contemptible indecorous denigrative decrying exasperating defamatory unbecoming infra dig disturbing hurtful slanderous libelous libellous unacceptable indecent distressing upsetting difficult vitriolic thorny sticky depreciating sorry ticklish invective dicey vexatious problematic knotty unsuitable discountenancing discomposing scurril vituperatory truculent scurrile wounding perplexing objectionable blameworthy impudent affronting trying louche shady shy shoddy notorious discourteous unladylike ungentlemanly inconvenient shocking unbefitting dodgy hairy uncivil shabby unfitting detestable unpleasant menial uneasy excruciating incommodious unrefined unceremonious despicable appalling exceptionable damaging bringing shame personal untoward inappropriate outrageous catty calumniatory injurious critical calumnious disapproving spiteful censorious despiteful malevolent reproachful maligning unheroic unsuccessful patronizing condescending sneering failed patronising inelegant low base beneath you lacking dignity irritating annoying displeasing culpable deplorable bad unjustifiable wrong regrettable unfortunate indefensible restless nervous tense beneath one's dignity unprincipled remiss provocative vexing provoking galling unmannerly anxious embarrassed untimely problematical painful censurable crude obnoxious impolite coarse venomous hateful gnarly indelicate saucy pert pushy cheeky brazen forward malapert sassy brash unflattering detracting miserable pitiful indiscreet aspersive diminishing unfavourable tasteless libeling denigrating dismissive injuring excoriating hurting offending abasing malign defaming libelling vile reviling malignant reproaching damning negative crass nasty vilifying mean blasphemous traducing mud-slinging biting repulsive ridiculing in bad taste fault-finding deprecating malicious aspersing minimizing sarcastic unfavorable minimising confusing agitating touchy discommoding unpropitious equivocal inopportune bewildering troubling impossible disagreeable rattling discommodious distracting puzzling worrisome corrupting downgrading

Antonym of bringing down

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