Synonym of confronting

Alternative for confronting

confronts, confronted, confronting

Synonym: encounter, face, oppose,

Adjective

Causing intimidation, distress or upset
distressful disquieting distressing upsetting disturbing perturbing uncomfortable worrisome worrying challenging intimidating tense troublesome unsettling painful difficult agitating unnerving uneasy fraught nerve-racking harrowing unpleasant disagreeable disruptive shocking disconcerting hurtful wearisome frightening annoying irritating hard grievous nagging alarming afflictive anxious hairy restless nail-biting nerve-wracking nervous creepy awkward embarrassing charged sticky vexatious thorny tickly flustering torturous discomfiting galling bitter tricky sad heartbreaking prickly dolorous bumpy rough dreadful woeful tragic lamentable unfortunate causing discomfort distressed itchy incommodious ill-fitting scratchy agonizing deplorable regrettable pitiful traumatic heartrending poignant tormenting saddening affecting unlucky afflicting stressful tragical concerning fearful haunting agonising gut-wrenching heart-rending heart-breaking discomforting trying troubling discomposing troublous discommoding displeasing provoking burdensome irksome discouraging severe dismaying nasty vexing bothersome toilsome threatening foreboding gloomy aggravating ominous perplexing harassing consequential laborious onerous startling inconvenient sinister tiresome intrusive impeding disappointing depressing wretched miserable awful bad dismal terrible dire excruciating pathetic mournful sorry grim sorrowful appalling pitiable piteous harsh poor rotten unhappy doleful bleak calamitous melancholy lousy cheerless moving sombre grave offensive somber horrible disheartening cruel disastrous unfavourable frightful hopeless unfavorable tough unwelcome joyless desolate solemn rueful plaintive crushing dreary forlorn dispiriting touching intense atrocious distasteful horrifying heavy comfortless undesirable harmful fierce oppressive unpalatable objectionable intolerable vile execrable mean tear-jerking morose funereal dark injurious abject horrid unbearable taxing daunting acute forbidding dangerous extreme shameful tearful glum horrendous exacting sour drear unacceptable damaging ghastly serious black abominable repugnant unpleasing uncongenial lugubrious horrific destructive ruinous revolting paltry afflicted anguished foul stirring melancholic unsavory yucky yukky unlovely icky inferior repellent depressive unendurable wicked brutal unsavoury detestable insufferable adverse sullen racking crummy critical catastrophic disconsolate weighty sharp disgraceful repulsive chilling obnoxious punishing inadequate stinging sore hostile arduous grief-stricken unsatisfactory searing odious devastating terrifying sickening egregious scurvy detrimental exigent savage depressed base violent low loathsome drab dejected blue monstrous lachrymose formidable disgusting demanding morbid suffering deadly abysmal contemptible lame disadvantageous wounding abhorrent godawful gruesome inopportune merciless cutting perilous sepulchral torturing pressing cataclysmic demoralizing teary unkind very bad rigorous piercing pernicious raging wrenching mortifying reprehensible tortuous heartbroken hellish blameworthy demoralising hellacious despondent downcast vicious shabby grieving woebegone macabre nightmarish gross despicable crestfallen downhearted diabolical problematic down overwhelming hateful exquisite nauseating uninviting wrong mediocre parlous despairing substandard testing shattering too bad ugly peracute stiff unsuitable strenuous punk hazardous rugged off-putting inimical worthless austere emotional shooting grisly precarious killing desperate stabbing dejecting to be pitied hurting meagre backbreaking meager ill-advised grinding tender down in the mouth cumbersome down in the dumps aching deleterious cheap ignominious outrageous scary ruthless heart-wrenching unpromising godforsaken penetrating biting sober ferocious heavy-hearted hideous dispirited impoverished ruthful inauspicious mirthless plangent fearsome lurid pitiless delicate heartsick grody cold inconsolable unpropitious exhausting heartsore deficient baneful useless murky vehement gruelling crippling inappropriate murderous weak faulty subpar suboptimal unworthy dolent wearing low-spirited shoddy rubbish tenebrous unrelenting insufficient direful uphill unforgiving grueling tearing tiring elegiac fatiguing gray grey wack wanting crumby plutonian God-awful dissatisfactory beastly junky ill-fated Cimmerian back-breaking spartan bush off ill abusive nocuous nocent ponderous Herculean disenchanting tedious untoward excessive malicious spiteful unfriendly barbed damaged scarring unconducive untimely compassionate arousing commiserative bush-league no good below par not up to par baleful fatal unpopular powerful impressive drastic eerie undesired dirty acerbic profound regretful commiserable impactful beggarly mordacious inexcusable dolesome derisible smarting dissatisfying sensitive agonized tight burning squalid raw sorrowing insignificant heinous achy pessimistic humourless humorless broken-hearted stinking unappealing sordid agonised embittering fateful unspeakable inhuman chronic mortal invidious life-threatening almighty frustrating strong scandalous significant dingy weepy cruddy unwanted iniquitous brokenhearted knotty relentless hardhanded god-awful poverty-stricken droopy heavyhearted hangdog saddened tortured intensive repellant indigent scungy terrific dishonourable dishonorable unsought imperfect mighty problematical ticklish dodgy chancy iffy defective opprobrious chill hefty persnickety painstaking inadmissible ridiculous stringent sucky tenebrific discommodious cast down dreich saturnine bruising debilitating inexorable unsatisfying sunless lonesome elegiacal ill-timed shadowy in pain dubious questionable suspect imperious troubled derisory operose moiling sweaty killer wearying toilful tall draining effortful herculean inhospitable straitened scabrous overpowering knackering sapping upstream vigorous jarring gargantuan unyielding struggling unhealthy ambitious depleting backbreaker unsparing time-consuming energy-consuming headache not up to scratch tormentous from hunger not satisfying anguishing second-rate merciful anxiety-inducing feel-bad unattractive pain-filled melting dampening desolating disillusioning beseeching ruined imploring entreating supplicating stark oppressed unadvantageous emotive petty puny brackish unappetizing downbeat thrilling cataclysmal glaring pensive telling soul-stirring uplifting heart-warming prejudicial crashing responsible damning dirgeful keen mind-blowing cursed jinxed rancid pesky gnarly sentimental nostalgic passionate expressive a pity unearthly flat nefarious flagrant anxiety provoking trashy filthy unforgivable infelicitous catastrophal soaring devastated mourning inept destitute irritable bewildering crying crucial inglorious preposterous senseless anticlimactic mischievous flagitious heartwarming affective rejected scabby grubby scummy sneaking ratty yucko controversial urgent stern ghostly gory grotesque undermining virulent unpardonable unconscionable indefensible sinful foolish darkening shrewd acheronian acherontic lethal excluded uninvited overtaxing plodding villainous considerable eye-watering racked feeble ignoble immoral discreditable disreputable insupportable dislikable pain drag emotionally moving negative venomous dour great remorseless mephitical revulsive unamusing grewsome nightmare dread hair-raising spine-chilling redoubtable irretrievable deathly hapless inexpedient looking on the black side harrying plaguing ill-favoured exceptionable lonely cloudy unjustifiable absurd ludicrous laughable major intemperate inclement weird shady spooky spookish portentous bodeful threnodic dirge-like tyrannical unseasonable hard-pressed doubtful treacherous jeopardous apocalyptic rocky full of hardship strained ill-omened ill-boding messy downer bummer snide catty sarky corrosive irritated arousing affect criminal silly third-rate foolish-looking extremely upsetting sick unwished for unwished-for dictatorial repressive oppressing scowling paralyzing paralysing knifelike drilling bereft long-faced domineering autocratic reddened chafed inflamed beyond contempt scathing slighting not wanted ill-favored high-impact drudgy tough going titanic worksome uphill battle hard-won immense no picnic marathon impossible prohibitive unremitting staggering colossal like getting blood out of a stone dicey easier said than done slavish torturesome labored laboured high-pressure really hard difficile problem not easy very hard gigantic snarky acidulous death-obsessed despotic unjust undemocratic draconian sobering menacing big crude throbbing hurt in sorrow in mourning insulting tyrannous full of sorrow unsound piddling trifling unhandy incommoding small red bruised authoritarian iron-fisted ropy duff tactless unimpressive junk lemon subnormal insensitive negligible weeping wailing deploring bewailing bemoaning funeral ill-starred hard-hearted unmanageable unwieldy vitriolic overbearing anti-democratic punitive unfair coercive injured wounded minimal trivial dolorific pestiferous high-handed peremptory overweening jerry-built below average low-grade minor-league low-quality minor league tenth-rate below standard small potatoes poor-quality second rate not up to snuff caustic abscessed pained ulcerated ironhanded heavy-handed confining rough going superincumbent acid maleficent trenchant pointed lacking deep impermissible amiss schlocky thin blistering explosive Augean pick-and-shovel furious not good enough for the birds no great shakes leaving a lot to be desired not much cop sedate grotty uncool nauseous consuming concentrated heightened shrill sudden heavy-duty finely tuned extremely bad more than one can bear more than flesh and blood can stand

Adjective

Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting opposition
oppositional repelling adversarial adverse allergic antagonistic anti antipathetic antithetical antonymous averse battling clashing combating conflicting contrary controverting counter crossing defending defensive denying disagreeing disputed disputing dissentient enemy exposing facing gainsaying hostile incompatible inimical irreconcilable objecting obstructive opposed opposite protesting restrictive rival warring against the grain at cross-purposes at odds in opposition up against contradictory opposing contrasting different divergent differing dissimilar oppugnant polar poles apart at variance disparate inconsistent discrepant incongruous discordant antipodal diametric converse reverse diametrical antipodean inharmonious inconsonant unlike unalike dissenting unrelated mismatched dissonant repugnant distinct diverse varying deviating mutually exclusive contrastive variant unequal contrasted antithetic out of keeping separate distant irregular diametrically opposed competing paradoxical inverse obverse incongruent distinctive ill-matched unharmonious nonidentical unconnected unsimilar streets apart non-identical in conflict unsuited nonconformist out of line not in keeping out of sync out of step at loggerheads on the outs heterodox dissident unorthodox heretical rebellious anti- independent antonymic incomparable cross out-there rebelling heretic complaining nonorthodox unconventional iconoclastic maverick negative combatant revolutionary non-compliant diverging disharmonious recusant against various disconsonant anomalous unsuitable distinguishable incoherent unmixable incompatible with opposed to contrary to conflicting with inconsistent with other offbeat foreign inconformable uncongenial factious contradistinctive contradistinct at variance with at odds with like chalk and cheese in disagreement differentiable antipathic extreme counterbalancing antitypical opposition ill-assorted heterogeneous polar opposite dichotomous oppositive contrarious schismatic unfriendly irresoluble reluctant hateful contrariant unfavorable unfavourable ambiguous nullifying contradictive ornery counteractive con negating agin self-contradictory untypical unnatural off-key atypical factional uneven nonconforming rebel sectarian incommensurate asymmetric off-balance lopsided unjust misallied one-sided inequitable unreconcilable particular nothing like not alike uncoordinated discrete reversed no go inconstant jarring unadapted quarrelling frictional quarreling contrarient acrimonious not the same single like night and day altered otherwise contrapositive violative bipolar rejecting alien on a sour note whale of difference as like as chalk and cheese another alternate incommensurable unmistakable distinguishing unassociated differential discriminable alternative refusing flip-side polarized irreconcilable with contradictory to alien to hostile to foreign to adverse to in conflict with unacceptable to antagonistic to oppugnant to unusual for repugnant to inimical to out of tune out of harmony at outs disproportionate directly opposed to polarised divergent from differing from contrasting with different from different to prohibitive prohibitory confining contending remote removed contradicting irrelevant to incompatible to incongruent with unequal to incomparable to immaterial to unrelated to corrival dissentious emulating competitive contesting in competition vying challenging emulous equal cutthroat striving in the negative

Verb

(negative) To experience an emotion or sensation
feeling enduring experiencing undergoing going through bearing suffering bearing the brunt of braving coming to grips with coming up against coping with facing grinning and bear living through meeting with putting up with resigning oneself to sitting through stomaching subjecting oneself to submitting oneself to submitting to sustaining swallowing taking tolerating withstanding opposing taking on defying resisting challenging battling fighting standing up to encountering contesting combatting combating meeting contending with daring tackling bearding countering grappling with outfacing brazening breasting struggling against facing up to outbraving engaging disputing dealing with contending crossing putting up a fight against striving against flying in the face of accepting attacking standing repelling handling thwarting rivaling rivalling controverting bucking objecting to fighting against going up against taking a stand against competing against weathering obstructing oppugning coming to terms with coming across coming into contact with vying accosting facing down standing up against riding out meeting head-on taking issue with denying gainsaying blocking rebutting locking horns with preventing checking hindering contradicting risking managing questioning fronting running into competing doing battle with going against coping calling in question vying with rebelling against outdaring skirmishing with flying in face of clashing with hanging tough taking up arms against standing fast competing with sticking fast venturing meeting head on prevailing against biting the bullet facing off against taking up the gauntlet accepting a challenge squaring up witnessing having tasting provoking matching refuting living passing surviving pitting denouncing negating having experience of impeding restraining halting stopping inhibiting frustrating disagreeing with stemming assailing knowing spurning disregarding protesting arguing disapproving of calling out sticking out curbing sticking impugning arguing against courting addressing quarreling with countenancing getting by with resolving traversing undermining holding the line against counteracting reversing refusing to accept scorning managing with waging war against battling with coming to blows with debating holding out abiding speaking against arguing with taking one on affronting hanging on remaining firm squaring off assaulting making my day setting your face against running the gauntlet speaking out against persevering in the face of taking a stand contending against crossing swords with playing going the distance against insulting making a stand against making out with squaring up to holding out against brooking standing up and be counted against sitting and taking it standing firm allowing making do with disproving taking up arms getting to grips with looking sth in the eye racing brazening out bracing oneself for living out braving out squaring off against coming face to face with throwing down the gauntlet at assuming shouldering scrimmaging with fighting back against warring against shooting it out with putting up a fight opposing action putting up an argument tangling with campaigning against sparing no effort relucting supporting countervailing dissenting with kicking against stonewalling refusing baulking at digging in one's heels engaging with struggling with getting into conflict with coming into conflict with colliding with messing with running against tangling permitting carrying biding hacking toughing out living with admitting tholing sweating out bearing with having dealings in querying eliminating ending attempting counterbalancing participating in assimilating digesting becoming familiar with observing partaking receiving seeing urging laughing at knocking chip off shoulder mustering courage calling one's bluff threatening mocking throwing down gauntlet stepping over the line bullying eyeballing warring negativing making a stand bracing for playing against taking the bull by the horns demurring about dissenting from feuding with enquiring interrogating testing litigating calling into question protesting against throwing down investigating taking exception to rallying against remonstrating impeaching demurring against inquiring clashing putting an end to bringing to an end to battling against apprehending trying perceiving watching getting appreciating comprehending coming into contact sampling beholding comparing contrasting disavowing rejecting disallowing disowning disclaiming disaffirming repudiating disconfirming contenting against going one on one with going eyeball to eyeball with going toe to toe with contravening confuting arraying saying the opposite of having bone to pick canceling out cancelling differing withspeaking canceling cancelling out withsaying wrestling with sorting out tussling with fighting with taking a chance with playing off setting against taking a chance on taking a plunge defying danger taking a chance taking a header taking the plunge taking a flyer flouting disobeying launching entering into combat with striking mounting an attack on wresting with falling on joining battle with setting upon waging war on scrapping with coming to close quarters with giving battle to beginning battle with barring counterattacking contemning starting something doing something about it meeting face to face asking for trouble inviting to debate knocking the chip off one's shoulder crossing swards throwing down the gauntlet disliking calling someone's bluff deriding repulsing despising gibing slighting ridiculing rebelling hurling defiance at treating with contempt dissenting searching out turning the tables taking issue not countenancing bombarding disapproving neutralising taunting exposing withstaying gainstaying disagreeing neutralizing frowning at running counter to bracing dueling duelling violating holding one's ground bearing up against putting up struggle standing one's ground winning out standing firm against not giving up taking it holding off

Verb

Present participle for to worry, oppress or cause trouble to
troubling facing bothering annoying bedeviling bedevilling besetting burdening distressing harassing oppressing worrying blighting exasperating irritating plaguing straining stressing taxing tormenting vexing afflicting cursing discommoding harrowing perplexing perturbing racking smiting causing suffering to causing trouble to torturing paining agonizing grieving agonising upsetting wounding anguishing disturbing crucifying trying saddening excruciating mortifying persecuting depressing besieging causing agony to hurting devastating crushing haunting shaking harrying pestering ailing desolating injuring aggrieving nagging bugging causing pain to weighing heavily on inflicting anguish on weighing down offending irking stinging harming disheartening dispiriting discouraging dejecting dismaying dogging daunting demoralizing discomforting hounding dissing rending hassling dashing martyring pressing wringing making miserable fazing casting down making someone fed up knocking sideways making despondent knocking for six giving someone grief getting down demoralising making gloomy making your heart bleed giving someone the blues hanging over knocking the stuffing out of making sad getting someone down breaking someone's heart gnawing at bumming out making unhappy buffeting buffetting cutting up searing tearing gutting shattering wronging abusing maltreating mistreating molesting stabbing piercing convulsing rocking lampooning browbeating ill-treating hurting deeply ridiculing ruining ravaging destroying inconveniencing incommoding beleaguering sticking it to giving it to dishing it out dishing out overcharging punishing excoriating terrorizing badgering insulting slighting importuning terrorising scourging shocking affronting damaging scarring traumatizing lying heavy on preying on buttonholing bending someone's ear nagging at affecting outraging slapping disrespecting pursuing galling gripping striking cutting to the quick getting putting down hurting the feelings of dumping on traumatising shaking up doing in hurting one's feelings tearing to pieces giving offence to visiting taking hitting hard breaking the heart of chilling chillin agitating disquieting wearying draining ruffling dampening unnerving displeasing casting a gloom upon beating pouring cold water on throwing cold water on dragging bringing tears to your eyes damping beating down harshing someone's mellow abasing running down enervating darkening cowing bearing down turning one off reducing to tears debilitating dulling making desolate keeping under distempering miffing discombobulating peeving alarming unhinging discountenancing unsettling flurrying disconcerting frazzling rattling distracting alaruming discomposing concerning derailing fussing flustering needling hagriding angering fretting throwing confounding doing a number on breaking burning up pushing getting to throwing off balance weirding out strapping tantalising weighing on ticking off exercising arousing anxiety in undoing getting at tantalizing pushing buttons freaking out causing anguish to making wretched eating at making it tough for giving a hard time indisposing picking on nit-picking pricking

Verb

Present participle for to address or apply oneself to a problem or issue
addressing facing tackling approaching going about handling managing pursuing setting about addressing oneself to applying oneself to attending to grappling with seeing to taking on busying oneself with dealing with getting to grips with throwing oneself into trying to solve getting to work at taking care of taking measures about getting stuck into learning to live with trying to cope with trying to deal with trying to sort out having a crack at having a go at having a shot at attacking concentrating on focusing on coping with getting cracking on contending with undertaking getting weaving on engaging in embarking on taking up buckling down to getting down to devoting oneself to having a stab at fielding negotiating diving into turning to applying yourself to settling down to engaging treating setting to work on trying setting to wading into starting in on getting started on devoting yourself to getting to work on going to work on taking in hand becoming involved in pitching into going for going at coming to grips with knuckling down to plugging away at turning one's hand to grappling settling manoeuvring maneuvering manipulating beginning to tackle turning one's attention to hacking playing swinging focusing turning adopting focussing digging concentrating attending hammering away pegging away having at challenging fighting contesting essaying beginning attempting accepting contending covering occupying yourself with starting on working on embarking upon plunging into looking after wading in setting one's hand to going for it pegging away at hammering away at taking forward starting the ball rolling taking the bit between your teeth stepping up to the plate having a go making a run at launching into squaring off giving a whirl banging away at sinking your teeth into turning your hand to applying oneself taking a shot at trying on for size giving a try discussing working bespeaking pontificating on giving an oration on giving a dissertation on speaking to giving a discourse on preaching to giving a sermon on giving an address on sermonizing on speechifying to taking aim at delivering a sermon on preachifying to talking about droning on about giving a speech on speaking on making a speech on talking to giving a lecture on taking sorting out controlling navigating carrying out taking charge of doing coming to terms with surmounting overcoming answering operating commencing getting over influencing mastering using employing responding to serving making do getting by utilizing wielding reacting to disciplining counseling counselling commanding exploiting dominating acting toward deploying replying to speaking in response to behaving toward utilising getting a handle on withstanding resisting pitting oneself against

Verb

Present participle for to stand or meet facing, especially in competition, hostility or defiance

Verb

Present participle for to engage in an altercation
conflicting clashing altercating battling combatting combating fighting scrimmaging skirmishing warring arguing assaulting attacking brawling contending dueling duelling engaging feuding grappling quarrelling quarreling scrapping tangling wrangling wrestling bickering contesting disputing quibbling scuffling squabbling struggling tussling romping slugging coming into conflict coming to blows crossing swords doing battle engaging in hostilities exchanging blows going to war having a dust-up having a fight having a punch-up having a row locking horns making war mounting an attack waging war facing encountering opposing taking on competing vying striving tackling jostling meeting coping rivalling racing rivaling raising Cain mixing it up sparring rowing trading punches dealing messing duking it out jousting roughhousing manhandling rassling closing coming up against squaring up having a dispute messing with becoming involved raising fists putting up a fight starting fighting going up against bumping heads cuffing going for each other boxing slugging it out addressing yourself to getting to grips coming to grips taking challenging emulating controverting joining battle putting up with going for it jockeying for position litigating going after going for jugular putting yourself forward going head to head making play for pushing standing mixing it up with pushing for shooting at nominating yourself scrambling for withstanding giving all one's got going for broke having at going for shooting for resisting running oppugning giving one's all knocking oneself out dealing with tangling with tugging taking up arms tilting disagreeing engaging in conflict engaging in combat giving battle crusading tourneying bearing arms colliding clashing with fighting for Queen and country breaking a lance fighting for King and country entering the lists raising your fists plying weapons broiling trading blows warring with breaking fighting a duel going out vying with hassling closing with engaging with battling with carrying on war bearing arms against meeting head-on exerting essaying straining endeavoring grunting working locking antlers tussling with scrapping with doing battle with struggling with having a set-to endeavouring exchanging blows with coming to blows with butting heads bandying words chopping logic campaigning having a barney having a scrap cutting and thrusting shooting bombarding taking the field marching against carrying on hostilities taking the field against conducting a war campaigning against setting to fighting like cat and dog grappling with skirmishing with

Antonym of confronting

confronting Idiom, Proverb

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