Synonym of desolate

Alternative for desolate

desolates, desolated, desolating

Synonym: barren, dismal, dreary, empty, gloomy, vacant, void,

Antonym: cheerful, happy, joyful,

Adjective

Abandoned, or left unused or unoccupied
deserted uninhabited forsaken abandoned godforsaken solitary vacant unfrequented unoccupied vacated depopulated empty bare bleak derelict disused evacuated forgotten isolated lonely rejected ruined unpeopled untenanted unvisited void waste wild barren dreary remote secluded destroyed unused unpopulated neglected desert sequestered free lonesome forlorn off the beaten track clear stark vacuous tenantless discarded unsettled destitute obscure blank idle clean devoid lone toom unfilled out-of-the-way out of the way lorn in the back of beyond in the middle of nowhere cast off disowned outlying private faraway quiet removed unemployed jilted shunned marooned dropped without contents left in the lurch virgin uncultivated unmanaged unfarmed rugged rough inhospitable trackless alone emptied untouched uninviting sad uncivilized depressing cheerless relinquished ownerless drained uncivilised available distant far-off castoff not occupied unengaged containing nothing unfriended bereft discontinued disengaged to let left uncouth depleted moribund defunct superannuated obsolete open off the beaten path for sale untaken exhausted dead deflated despoiled unfurnished disregarded disdained refused returned spurned rebuffed scorned denied fallen into disuse left stranded wanting lacking up for grabs on the market unlived in not in use no longer in use ditched stranded ignored renounced betrayed outcast friendless dumped turned down thrown over left at the altar left behind unhampered unimpeded unobstructed unclogged unlimited passable unrestricted unstopped unclosed unencumbered unhindered unblocked secret retired cut-off inaccessible far-flung unreachable hidden undisturbed concealed hard to find tucked away off the map Barcoo unget-at-able in the hinterlands jerkwater cut off unapproachable in the backwoods in the booay in the boondocks in the sticks in the backblocks in the backveld in the platteland in the tall timbers beyond the black stump in the depths of …

Adjective

Feeling or showing great unhappiness or loneliness
miserable gloomy disconsolate forlorn comfortless depressed melancholy wretched despondent dejected downcast glum lonely lonesome sad bereft dismal mournful unhappy broken-hearted cheerless despairing devastated dispirited downhearted grief-stricken heavy-hearted inconsolable anguished black bleak blue chill Cimmerian cloudy cold crestfallen crushed dark darkening depressing depressive dire distressed down drear dreary dreich elegiac elegiacal funereal godforsaken gray grey grieving lorn lugubrious morbid morose murky plutonian saturnine sepulchral solemn somber sombre sullen sunless tenebrific tenebrous upset woebegone cast down companionless acheronian austere dolorous forbidding hurting joyless tragic unwelcoming cut up in low spirits down in the dumps in a blue funk doleful sorrowful grim woeful melancholic heartbroken sorry down in the mouth heartsick low low-spirited brokenhearted drab heartsore saddened heavyhearted bad disheartened discouraged disheartening droopy hopeless hangdog tearful dispiriting uninviting rueful pessimistic dull abject dour stark demoralized discouraging disappointed pathetic troubled moody demoralised chap-fallen distressing oppressive piteous dingy inhospitable lamentable heartrending afflicted bitter bare grievous heartbreaking grave in the dumps harrowing severe teary saddening sorrowing pitiful long-faced unfortunate mirthless agonized dim fed up plaintive in the doldrums painful weeping regretful spiritless oppressed mourning in pain distraught agonised dolesome plangent terrible dreadful uncomfortable pained harsh bereaved wailing grieved bewailing bemoaning aching bummed out defeatist wistful deplorable impersonal dragged clinical unpromising humourless humorless choked sulky serious in the pits pitiable institutional funeral barren sober deploring pensive chapfallen appalling awful broken heart-rending weary tormented disagreeable hurt unpleasant negative poor hostile sick at heart weepy suffering brassed off cheesed off sedate spartan moving weighed down lamenting upsetting down-hearted dejecting distressful mopey desperate calamitous downbeat hard unfavorable unfavourable foreboding gruesome shocking colourless overwhelmed colorless moping lachrymose poignant empty aggrieved adverse inauspicious emotional dolent drearisome destroyed tristful sick as a parrot all torn up overcome shadowy bland earnest ill-fated down and out horrible excruciating draggy ghastly unsmiling gutted angst-ridden agonizing subdued weighty shattered wintry jarring wintery traumatized horrific anxious tortured frightful regrettable dirgelike ruinous disturbing horrendous crushing atrocious crabbed dirge-like devastating horrid mopish broody surly ominous grumpy hapless traumatised tear-jerking resigned agonising Eeyorish unpropitious troublesome sunk in gloom down-and-out ugly nightmarish listless out of sorts monotonous crummy worrying in grief in doldrums lifeless in despair cast-down shot down singing the blues macabre in tears destructive ill-starred stern ruined disastrous sterile traumatic squalid catastrophic affecting staid sordid dismayed hideous uninhabitable cataclysmic perturbed bothered sourpuss muted cynical intolerable shameful nostalgic threnodic shaken brooding disappointing harrowed grisly unconsolable heavy with grief overcome with sorrow unlucky execrable inferior lousy stony-faced no-nonsense poker-faced suicidal gut-wrenching concerned wounded heavy horrifying tough sinister indigent scurvy scungy impoverished displeasing detestable low in spirits daunted rotten stricken discombobulated uptight difficult taciturn vexatious destitute bugged shook doomed monstrous lurid adust antsy ripped fatal deathly afflictive deadly bleeding ruthful crabby shook up sunk dysphoric in sorrow in mourning racked with suffering racked with pain bowed down taken down down in dumps lacklustre deep lackluster unfriendly chilling full of sorrow blue funk long-suffering direful torn up languorous triste dangerous unexciting blah uninteresting uninspiring boring ill-omened languid humdrum uncaring abandoned deserted displeased unimpassioned waste worried unmoved solitary formal sapped tragical prostrated disadvantageous threnodial bummed-out drained disturbed undermined abashed demoralizing demoralising prostrate with grief maudlin overcast heart-sick lovesick portentous touching Stygian obscure hollow devitalized routine uniform sour frowning glowering sheepish defeated sorry for oneself exequial deathlike funebrial bad-tempered uncommunicative sore burned contused unable to be comforted unable to be consoled mortified remorseful churlish dolorific shamefaced fraught disillusioned taken aback deflated grousing cranky bellyaching cantankerous beefing ill-humoured huffy down-in-the-mouth helpless phlegmatic ill-tempered unresponsive dirgeful atrabilious clouded dampened drooping dashed sagging regimented off-putting gaunt galling discomposing ill-humored beside oneself with grief bearish pining flat gloom-ridden given to looking on the black side unsatisfied torn-up discontent stirring troubling uneasy down in mouth derisible mortifying heart-wrenching having the blahs having blue devils fatalistic lethal mortal unmitigable uninhabited looking on the black side acherontic abominable emo in a funk fateful abhorrent as sick as a parrot up the creek without hope at the end of one's tether at one's wits' end tortuous moved heart-stricken heart-struck frantic unoccupied inimical languished let down in the toilet on a downer low-down heinous afflicting foul despicable contemptible feeling down full of gloom looking as if one had lost a pound and found a penny vexed unnerved agitated discomposed disconcerted ruffled disquieted sobering urgent strenuous unamusing acute critical far-reaching no-win strabilious suspicious alarmist distrustful doubting disgraceful vile characterless soulless unenthusiastic chilly cataclysmal trashy shoddy filthy harassed irked wrecked discountenanced flustered aflutter plagued onerous burdensome derisory perilous injurious can't win haunted spooked not a prayer at end of one's rope at the end of your tether in the soup straitened hard-pressed unwelcome discommodious harmful undesirable full of hardship doubtful threatening objectionable strained exacting treacherous ill-boding parlous pressing precarious exigent messy jeopardous apocalyptic rocky very bad jumpy persecuted unglued trying rough inhuman rugged stringent frightening unearthly strung out poverty-stricken overwhelming Spartan bare-bones insufferable searing grinding eerie luckless grotesque ghostly terrifying gory in a stew in a tizzy fearsome revolting wearing unbearable unendurable pitiless grewsome loathsome repulsive terrific repugnant nightmare cursed spookish weird scary shady spooky offensive sickening jinxed forsaken unprosperous sick unhealthy snakebitten unsuccessful God-awful death-obsessed awkward snakebit burdened worthless hard luck star-crossed out of luck in a bad way sad sack uncomic sobersided significant important consequential crucial stony major momentous substantial considerable vital key steely heavyweight flinty fierce intimidating stiff po-faced profound ungentle all-important high-priority no joke life-and-death no laughing matter of consequence of great import of moment of significance pivotal daunting decisive gruff louring of great importance of great consequence life and death big deal lowering disconcerting unnerving intense aloof disapproving menacing quiet underlined unamused serious-minded scowling grouchy dry strict cruel deadpan discomforting unhumorous frigid icy frosty tedious mean-looking inexorable mean grim-faced hefty with a long face alarming disenchanting diabolical disquieting hellish gross cross ferocious distant unfeeling crusty irritable unrelenting rigorous unsympathetic leaden irksome stressful distasteful perturbing unpalatable straight overbearing repellent annoying irritating savage material straight-faced authoritarian reflective appreciable monumental resolute repellant strait-laced unpleasing uncongenial eventful heart-breaking angry major league heavy-duty big thoughtful cold sober heavy-handed boot-faced heavy-going crepuscular skeptical diabolic sadistic ghoulish twisted perverted expressionless impassive sable sceptical depressant devilish hard-faced blank wicked unapproachable formidable sickly dismaying have the blahs bummed powerless downtrodden fell implacable scabrous tight-lipped testing sage dignified discontented contemplative fiery furious splenetic vicious truculent mephitical unkind perplexing aggravating bewildering vexing revulsive frustrating ailing racked reserved puritanical douce ponderous stuffy unemotional biting unappeasable cast-iron stone-faced strictly business inflexible resolved ruminative unplayful bookish deep in thought introspective composed bound and determined unforgiving illiberal uncharitable rigid unyielding unbending raging remote solid ramrod hard-nosed obdurate astringent hard-boiled worrisome turbulent malevolent volatile stormy tumultuous baleful testy peevish unsociable unsettling torturous paramount nasty agitating odious unsavory snappish crotchety prosaic unimaginative unsatisfactory nauseating abysmal hairy tormenting icky stinking disgusting unacceptable obnoxious troublous brutal leading powerful super principal prime influential meaningful landmark sizable prominent waspish mardy mumpish grotty godawful grody unappealing yucky uncool yukky hellacious nauseous mundane vapid insipid tame uninspired tired tyrannical tectonic valuable earthshaking earth-shattering super colossal historic main mammoth strategic fundamental big-time exceptional eminent big league unsavoury hurtful unlovely concerning beastly dictatorial repressive torpid apathetic unanimated commonplace domineering autocratic despotic unjust undemocratic draconian nerve-racking nail-biting extremely bad nerve-wracking wearisome vanilla tyrannous iron-fisted in a bad mood nothing dead undistinguished anti-democratic punitive murderous unfair imperious ruthless coercive relentless hardhanded merciless high-handed peremptory overweening run-of-the-mill ho-hum ironhanded backbreaking confining headache rough going demanding superincumbent taxing matter of life and death

Adjective

Unsuitable for, or inconducive to, growing crops or vegetation

Adjective

Inferior or run-down in state or quality
tatty shabby seedy dilapidated scruffy threadbare ratty mangy tumbledown mean grungy dumpy tattered tatterdemalion miserable tacky neglected scrubby ragged timeworn sleazy worn rundown decrepit frayed squalid shoddy ramshackle bedraggled faded dingy rickety decaying ruined crummy decayed deteriorated wretched deteriorating poor ruinous tired pitiful slipshod degenerated disreputable bare disfigured meagre meager cure pot moth-eaten run-down beat-up dog-eared broken-down worn-out down-at-the-heels bombed-out down-at-heel worse for wear gone to seed poverty-stricken all the worse for wear old raggedy battered well worn grubby dowdy dirty worn out warby raggedy-ass untidy unkempt poorly maintained out at elbows down at heel the worse for wear falling apart at the seams having seen better days run down falling to pieces grotty crumbling torn in tatters holey falling apart scuzzy sorry in rags ripped in disrepair on its last legs ragtag used damaged weather-beaten filthy yucky in shreds patched scraggy derelict rent beat up in holes rough worn to shreds disheveled dishevelled destroyed impaired shredded messy frazzled shaggy slummy broken in ruins poorly made badly dressed badly worn split full of holes in ribbons gone to rack and ruin distressed impoverished well-worn rugged untended rumpty sloppy antiquated tumble-down torn to pieces shopworn in a state of disrepair ill-maintained seen better days sordid scabby hackneyed time-worn stale trite passé overused old-fashioned outmoded crude clapped out out of date unpleasant ancient seamy cheap skanky slovenly unmaintained effete injured outworn frowzy trashy creaky lined creaking wrecked overworked scungy used-up down-at-the-heel low superannuated unsound falling down slimy dodgy base on the rocks down and dirty in a bad way badly maintained uncared-for diseased scaly beaten-up clapped-out decrepit. in ruins disordered poor-looking broken down scroungy rank mucky indigent sick sticky gunky gungy desultory unpressed contemptible unfinished unravelled unravelling busted dinged totaled wizened downgone peaked shattered knocked around insalubrious unprepossessing well-thumbed well-read uncared infirm in poor condition yellowed low-class shambly crumbly marred unraveling worn through unraveled down at the heel quavering shaking crippled flimsy insubstantial haggard fragile anile shacky shaky in bad repair out of condition below par in bad condition under par worn thin tawdry tasteless gaudy vulgar raunchy unimproved beat cast-off passe sere etiolated useless shot depleted skeezy limp paltry worn-down cut lacerated slit kitsch showy nasty garish démodé wrung out pegged out disadvantaged deprived hand-me-down fallen-in uncared for beaten up fallen in rinky-dink flash Brummagem common loud second-rate dressed in rags banal severed cracked separated hackney cliche obligatory hack cobwebby cliché-ridden stereotyped aged stock musty commonplace dated flashy naff needy destitute uncouth unkept weathered ostentatious out-of-date unbecoming waxy unsuitable poky stodgy frumpy wrinkled clichéd hoary underprivileged wrenched burst gashed fractured ruptured mangled sliced slashed cleaved snapped unoriginal corny dying declining cheap and nasty old hat waning in bad taste ghetto depressed ghost shanty collapsing degenerating cut open skid row abandoned failing perishing forsaken languishing rotten oxidising oxidizing eroding in decline rusting on the decline penniless breaking up on the way out wearing away breaking down penurious impecunious hard up badly off in want in need on the breadline on your uppers on your beam-ends without two pennies to rub together

Adjective

Depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive
dreary drab dull boring tedious uninteresting humdrum wearisome dry flat lifeless monotonous routine colourless jejune pedestrian tiresome uneventful unexciting banal bland ho-hum insipid sterile bloodless mind-numbing soul-destroying uninspiring unstimulating vapid arid colorless commonplace drudging dusty everyday heavy jading leaden monochromatic numbing old ponderous prosaic quotidian run-of-the-mill slow stale stodgy stuffy stupid tame tiring unexceptional unremarkable weary wearying featureless repetitive unvaried blah damp dispiriting downcast oppressive raw sorrowful windy wintery wintry as dry as dust uninspired spiritless trite mundane lacklustre vacuous limp feeble tired unimaginative zestless characterless non-stimulating lame antiseptic mediocre barren plain lackluster bleak dowdy unchanging nondescript middle-of-the-road dull as dishwater ordinary vanilla nothing common plodding repetitious workaday prosy unvarying undistinguished ho hum wishy-washy dead wooden weak anaemic bromidic samey laborious draggy dry as dust fatiguing anemic stiff average hackneyed torpid nowhere expressionless dim unanimated unmemorable deadly toneless platitudinous pointless conventional soporific usual apathetic banausic no great shakes monochrome nothing to write home about common or garden mechanical unoriginal irksome interminable zero enervating exhausting derivative laboured lusterless turgid normal typical weariful pabulum dullsville dreich lacking variety gray grey bog-standard lustreless inane garden-variety labored indistinctive inoffensive neutral listless stereotyped plain vanilla soulless muted empty watery uniform stilted sluggish plebeian standard unentertaining unenjoyable unrelieved indistinct milk-and-water dull as ditchwater yawnsome depressing ornery so-so innocuous white-bread simple lacking excitement lacking interest hacky corny static monotone pallid not up to much big yawn garden variety mindless a dime a dozen useless threadbare beige noncommittal flavorless faceless hollow undistinctive serious unproductive mainstream worthless passionless heavy-going unspirited pedantic flavourless deadening stock forced lacking variation middling prolix vacant dragging dismal sapless regular day-to-day OK namby-pamby customary generic unnoteworthy cut-and-dry cut-and-dried standard-issue fuddy-duddy inferior deadly dull treadmill predictable second-rate dime-a-dozen miserable bummer drag cloying drear moth-eaten bomb well-worn difficult unlively unpassioned not fun unromantic trivial puerile earthbound over-serious uninterested tepid annoying irritating unmodulated undemonstrative sombre somber lethargic vague intermediate achromatic indeterminate indistinguishable undefined abstract clumsy unnatural awkward artificial uncreative boresome vexatious droning quiet slack sleepy depressed stolid solemn unimpassioned modest overlong matter-of-fact stagnant waterish nerdy wimpy unappealing half-pie homespun indifferent run of the mill worn-out unobjectionable unprogressive inactive formal unexceptionable harmless poor half-hearted inadequate cold unpretentious mortal poky snooze safe anodyne halfhearted diluted unfeeling mat unexpressive matte unexcited dulled staid without variety truistic one-horse futile straightforward inexpressive emotionless lacking vitality passive endless cardboard crude meagre simplistic meager uninflected homely fair reiterated samely monotonic all the same recurrent sing-song unchanged soft mild drivelling nebbish driveling fatuous tenuous slight subdued verbose not so hot boiled down without punch dead-and-alive passable vain profitless unseasoned whitebread unpalatable blind general two-dimensional weighty humble suburban puts one to sleep flat as pancake hack unrewarding heavy going run-of-the-mine medium tolerable run-of-mine second-class businesslike slothful spent overused familiar lead balloon overworked devoid of feeling devoid of emotion not bad hard to digest fruitless long-drawn-out plastic garden mean blank deadpan clichéd aimless valueless unprofitable purposeless diddly practical lowly actual practicable square matter-of- fact prose yawn clean accustomed ineffectual otiose unavailing unsuccessful bootless inefficacious ineffective abortive neither one thing nor the other out of date outdated unfruitful unfilled unprolific clear old-fashioned outmoded archaic obsolete defunct extinct unimportant antiquated antediluvian insignificant superannuated hoary unimpressive passé cliché-ridden timeworn irrelevant inconsiderable paltry inconsequential piddling immaterial antwacky forgettable out of the ark played out old hat time-worn worn out cut and dried meaningless whatever unadorned stark nameless nothing special of little consequence of little importance of no consequence not worth mentioning of no importance of no great concern not much cop of no account bog standard

Adjective

Not domesticated
undomesticated untamed wild feral savage unbroken uncultivated fierce ferocious natural native wilding uncivilised uncivilized barbaric barbarous primitive vicious barbarian rough free rude untouched overgrown overrun rampant uninhabited agrarian dense desert deserted escaped indigenous lush luxuriant neglected waste bestial brutish beastly ferine animal untrained uncontrollable animalistic brutal fell truculent rugged nonliterate rabid wolfish unused to humans raging rapacious ignorant uncultured swinish harsh animalian not broken in brute bearish subhuman austere remote warrigal unsubdued virgin untameable predatory ravening unmanageable beastlike uncontrolled regressive tameless not house-trained not housebroken theriomorphic theroid non-literate zoomorphic zoic heathenish heathen uncivil uneducated goatish beast-like zoological zoologic jungli naive simple Neandertal Neanderthal unsophisticated undeveloped childlike innocent untutored simpleminded unpretentious dewy-eyed dewy wide-eyed unworldly naif artless unwary ingenuous uncritical unsuspecting untaught unsuspicious unaffected green unknowing aw-shucks unlearned raw vestigial underdeveloped atavistic violent cruel dangerous murderous aggressive menacing furious fiery grim threatening intimidating unruly ungentle merciless malevolent ruthless severe unmerciful malignant terrible forbidding fearsome steely gruff unrestrained stern bloodthirsty flinty convulsive heartless impetuous dour baleful frightening callous louring frightful delirious fiendish monstrous sadistic pitiless incessive remorseless inhuman raving enraged inhumane stark hard lowering fearful cutthroat horrible hellish angry frantic mad infuriated crazed butcherly biffo tigerish aggers venomous crude unrefined coarse uncouth unpolished vulgar boorish loutish philistine inexperienced backward unschooled gross crass oafish benighted lowbrow immature ill-bred credulous unenlightened insensible uninformed thuggish tasteless developing trusting backwards ill-mannered gullible impressionable rough-hewn illiterate provincial nescient unmannered naïf unstudied rudimentary yobbish born yesterday wet behind the ears as green as grass guileless rustic third world plain unacquainted unfamiliar unread common low churlish graceless roughneck lowbred raffish incult illiberal callow slobbish uncomplicated inelegant trustful unguarded unsceptical naïve confiding over-trusting youthful incomplete rough and ready easily deceived easily taken in embryonic basic non-functional ungodly unlettered obsolete abortive clumsy unholy impolite discourteous impertinent disrespectful indelicate awkward rookie uninitiated new unwitting fresh unskilled parochial unmindful unaware oblivious folksy unartificial clean unpractised easy clueless jejune unseasoned incognizant unpretending unconscious in a state of nature like a babe in the woods unqualified easily led bourgeois unfinished elementary commercial materialist ungraceful aboriginal masterful autocratic godforsaken domineering analphabetic unscholarly anti-intellectual inartistic pagan infidel idealistic uninstructed unfledged undeceitful idolatrous unadvanced earthy troglodytic accepting godless irreligious young country uncool corn-fed agnostic atheistic damp wet moist caveman mannerless outrageous unconscionable wicked amateur unquestioning non-believing unbelieving heretical faithless babe in woods beyond the pale fond exploitable gullable susceptible dew-covered heavy with dew unprogressive unwise archaic straightforward silly virginal bungling incompetent green as grass countrified uncorrupted cute starry-eyed shallow unjaded Panglossian quaint simple-minded medieval antiquated nullifidian inept maladroit down-to-earth gauche modest unassuming mediaeval dark feudal profane nonbeliever skeptic sceptic homespun uninvolved make-do unspecialized plebeian hooligan jerry-rigged jerry-built jury-rigged rough-and-tumble rough-and-ready bush-league corny homey unadulterated kid pure without airs cornball genuine authentic uncomplex ungenteel indecorous ungentlemanly ungainly ungallant unseemly clownish unmannerly disgracious backwoods unladylike offensive classless gawky cloddish hick hillbilly unversed inexpert untried clodhopping improper unconversant maturing unpracticed unskillful budding cobbled together raunchy loud bad-mannered imperfect foul-mouthed uncalled-for loud-mouthed heavy-handed

Verb

To completely destroy or devastate
devastate ruin destroy ravage annihilate demolish raze wreck depopulate cream decimate depredate extinguish level nuke obliterate pulverise pulverize shatter smash spoliate total vaporise vaporize waste wrack despoil empty gut leave desolate make desolate desecrate devour do in leave in ruins pillage plunder pull down rub out sack tear down wipe out lay waste to wreak havoc on lay low lay waste trash spoil crush torpedo break exterminate flatten dismantle defeat remove eradicate take out erase sink blight ransack expunge extirpate undo efface knock down break up maraud bulldoze damage raze to the ground take apart dash mar impair crash blast abolish stamp out loot dilapidate liquidate blow up bring down rob blow to bits unbuild wipe off the map mess up eliminate kill raid overwhelm scourge rifle fell scupper snuff out slaughter zap blot out cancel sabotage ravish rape topple nix bomb deface overthrow finish off blow to pieces bring to ruin wipe off the face of the earth put paid to strip delete root out black out sweep away clean up defile do away with dynamite destruct disrupt scotch vandalize injure blow ruinate bust overturn break down reduce wreak havoc upset reave squash vandalise wipe from the face of the earth lay in ruins write off blow away explode havoc terminate smite quash fleece massacre crack abate butcher obscure vitiate beat finish disfigure disassemble botch excise harry mangle banjax mutilate maim dish trounce debase reduce to ruins batter undermine forage cripple blow sky-high knock to pieces throw down wipe off map get rid of blow a hole in damage beyond repair put out of commission make a mess of bring to naught reduce to rubble foul up screw up strike out tear up do for wrack up put the kibosh on louse up wipe dispose of dispatch dust end bankrupt cool chastise chasten lower prang suppress avenge torment rip down queer incinerate strike burn tumble mess let down take down bring about the downfall of tear apart execute take care of put out of action do one in consume burn away wolf wax bring to an end check put a stop to put an end to shipwreck take tear to pieces put in toilet gobble up smash up put down take away put the lid on commit genocide kill off cut a swath through cut down trample prostrate overrun capsize spill scatter subvert unmake overcome harm blemish run onto the rocks pile up crack up dash to pieces play mischief with create chaos blow down cast down mow down scratch out scar flaw burst implode dispossess hurt bloody compromise crab endamage shiver splinter crool disfeature denude deprive profane cross up make useless be a blot on the landscape prejudice disgrace put a damper on blot fracture split fragment violate steal from freeboot reive muller scratch ax scrub off disintegrate poison cruel euchre bodge cover cut axe deplete dishonour pollute contaminate appropriate arrogate invade embezzle trespass confiscate smatter splinterize fragmentalize exhaust blow out crunch fragmentize rive rend scrunch disable smash to smithereens snap ink out score out knock out knock off cross out blank out wash out X-out block out wipe off face of earth blue pencil remove all traces of shoot down KO destroy root and branch mark out rub off break into pieces reduce to nothing bring to nothing wreak havoc upon clean out blaspheme pervert crush to smithereens blow apart benothing befoul commit sacrilege infect degrade dishonor abuse treat sacrilegiously prostitute insult outrage treat with disrespect blaspheme against make lose face commit sacrilege against tarnish taint weaken stain sully corrupt besmirch thwart dirty deform soil smirch distort frustrate stymie foil quell hinder enfeeble sap diminish threaten blacken foul incapacitate discolor destabilize discolour play havoc with impede stop spot destabilise wound smear overpower subdue muck up unsettle afflict muddy throw a spanner in the works of debilitate impoverish throw a monkey wrench in the works of invalidate contort tar hamper interfere with bruise torture discredit rout conquer vanquish grime begrime smudge prevent enervate touch warp slay mark shake up nullify attenuate denigrate twist depress clobber corrode scorch subjugate neutralize halt debauch dissolve obstruct blunt adulterate negate make impure jeopardize rough up attack wear away darken uglify bring someone to their knees blow out of the water disorganize annul neutralise lessen disprove pop maul squelch hamstring worst undercut misshape scathe lick deteriorate oppress mangulate disestablish paralyse best jeopardise master murder muck distain bemire gaum mire daub make a hash of wrench be detrimental to paralyze humble prevail over devalue outmaneuver outmanoeuvre skin influence upend cheapen floor vilify cause detriment to cancel out slam swamp spike render ineffective disturb shoot full of holes unfit affect drag through the mud roll back erode block disarrange disorder cramp buckle oust squinch stifle screw depose unseat malform eat away supplant dethrone put at risk emasculate bust up traumatize lacerate refute use up humiliate scuttle demoralize wither gnarl detract from tear deflate shake drain maltreat deprave do damage to worsen shock balls up wrong harass downgrade throw into disorder throw into confusion restrict knot skew spread to strike down defame shame demoralise bend hit stuff tank depreciate falsify do harm to reverse stab make unattractive knock cease dent slash thrash whip hammer prove wrong decrease wince blotch disempower stigmatize detract devaluate traumatise belittle tweak ding crucify paste skunk whack pound wallop steamroll drub be prejudicial to doctor make ugly immobilize marmalize overbear overmatch cane trim deck pommel whitewash get surmount play merry hell with rain on someone's parade bang up tamper with flog water down shellac edge outplay triumph over drop whomp tan handle roughly stigmatise reflect badly on bring into disrepute give the lie to entrap outjump outflank ambush route outrun outhit lambaste flax own disqualify inactivate nip in the bud win against drive a coach and horses through give someone a drubbing take to cleaners take it all throw monkey wrench in make mincemeat of unstrengthen edge out poke full of holes get around cut up get the better of give someone a hiding pip at the post run roughshod over pwn run rings round plow under hogtie hock handicap turn inside out bear down walk all over take down a peg work over drag through the mire kibosh run rings around unbrace immobilise nose out win a victory over do down make unclean wipe the floor with muzzle do mischief to take to the cleaners pinion render incapable pick apart bring shame on lead astray molest tag devitalize make of no use or value pauperize speckle endanger manipulate inconvenience wreak havoc with rattle cloud whittle imperil disfashion nick detonate slow retard delay hold up convulse derail be the ruination of disappoint decay bow derange slow down turn upside-down annoy cast a pall over cast a shadow over rupture bring to nought prohibit make destitute bleed dry cow set a bad example interrupt cause confusion in throw into disarray cause turmoil in take the edge off take the shine off burn out hack throw a monkey wrench into glitch up limit lame indispose put the skids under counteract spend dispirit take the enjoyment out of take the pleasure out of spray paint brand dampen be disadvantageous to knacker shrivel maraud over confuse torpefy be the ruin of seal the doom of displace dislocate cost make misshapen distort the shape of demote engulf dump on aggrieve grieve pain pique distress sting be deleterious to make unfit render powerless make powerless defenestrate inhibit smother curb restrain minimize minimise demean bend out of shape disrate absorb envelop expend rebel supersede invert lose strength crumple chop mildew tip remove from power remove from office purge bring low have craze overreach outsmart crimp outfox offset crack down on jumble be the end of draw blood hack up score pinch scrape cause the loss of cause the sacrifice of result in harm to strike at the foundations crud up knock off balance tame chip away color colour sour queer someone's pitch radioactivate result in damage to lead to the end of bollix work against make waves trouble contradict abort knock over repress impact hash slit slice carve cut about separate mash flay disease move enthuse overshadow maculate discourage silence whelm overmaster play out draw down intrude on perturb confute taint with mildew chop up disillusion quelch strangle ice harsh counter go through force down snow under grind down bear down on slap down clamp down on cause instability scuzz up prevail occur torch run through spread among cast gloom over prick make foul controvert rebut disconfirm debunk belie mistreat manhandle dismiss throw out throw into chaos mix up turn topsy-turvy impinge rot gnaw rust puncture cut short mark down negative go against bleach fade impact on impinge upon cast a gloom upon bring a note of sadness to mishandle assassinate whittle away jam cause injury lace thin dilute suspend strike at confound plague curse knock props from under take wind out of sails blow sky high knock bottom out sandbag mine dig soften tunnel wear challenge embarrass write down deactivate disenable freeze combust scald take hold of disband discontinue bully down prove false cremate carbonise carbonize clamp wheel-clamp dig out hollow out have an effect on have an impact on exert influence on persecute brutalize assault victimize bump revert devalorize abase undervalue demerit set back declass bench adjourn bastardize mix slander clip one's wings chip away at queer the pitch of tie render inoperative prevent from working arrest disarm prevent from moving bring to a standstill make inoperative action render inactive bring to a halt drive a nail into the coffin of make a nonsense of put in a bad light bring shame to knock the bottom out of grimace destroy by fire burn up reduce to ashes burn to the ground burn down burn to a crisp disannul rescind void vacate prorogue avoid null repeal abrogate conclude extend sophisticate traduce roughhouse malign scrap wind up disunite dope knock about kick around knock around treat roughly be violent toward brutalise treat badly beat up do over victimise ill-treat mess over bung up bump off put away censure slur rubbish give a bad name to have a negative effect on have a negative impact on knock for six split up close close down loose collapse shoot fade out discharge resolve into postpone render void sever wind down reproach badmouth decry disparage calumniate take off carry off take someone's life mix with denature bastardise infiltrate phony up commingle irrigate doctor up plant transfuse amalgamate thin out blend intermix alloy shave cook mingle asperse besmear scandalize assail libel beset punish burden terrorize excoriate bedevil drive to the wall move in for the kill pan muckrake vilipend give the coup de grâce administer the coup de grâce bring shame upon rip up and down blackguard do a number on give a black eye rip disrespect speak ill of bring discredit to scandalise sling mud at do a hatchet job on breathe on poor-mouth give a bad name blister slag off deride tar and feather drag through mud drag someone's name through the mud cast a slur on spread scandal about bad-mouth fling mud at sling mud derogate run smear campaign knock the stuffing out of terrorise cause suffering to

Verb

To make someone sad, forlorn and hopeless
daunt deject depress dishearten distress dispirit discourage sadden dismay floor grieve oppress shatter cast down make despondent make gloomy make miserable make sad make unhappy weigh down upset demoralize demoralise crush aggrieve shake give someone the blues afflict dash burden ail bug dampen get down bring down weigh heavily on knock sideways knock for six throw cold water on knock the stuffing out of make someone fed up pour cold water on trouble perturb bother chill try cow enervate faze abase haunt harrow damp reduce to tears bum out turn one off beat down cast a gloom upon bring tears to your eyes put a damper on cause suffering to make your heart bleed hang over dash someone's hopes break someone's spirit break someone's heart get someone down bring tears to one's eyes dampen someone's spirit make one's heart bleed press deplore down pain deter throw sap dampen spirits make blue drag down unman unnerve cast a gloom on break one's heart bring one down subdue frustrate disappoint undermine weaken humiliate indispose disincline humble make downhearted make dispirited make dejected make crestfallen disparage put into a funk put down throw a pall over torment drain disturb weary mortify drag beat darken debilitate dull knock the wind out of run down harsh one's mellow make desolate keep under harsh someone's mellow bring tears to someone's eyes dampen someone's spirits bear down make someone's heart bleed disconcert intimidate alarm frighten vex scare worry rattle agitate appall appal disquiet unsettle psych out put off abash get to discompose irk shock unhinge startle discomfit horrify panic terrify chagrin awe petrify fluster spook ruffle shake up astound dissuade confound terrorize affright annoy exasperate concern scare off irritate alarum discomfort terrorise disempower enfeeble take aback nonplus embarrass deflate browbeat distract aggravate bring low disgust outrage throw off balance tire bulldoze sicken nark bewilder badger harass fuss hagride frazzle distemper flurry derail perplex repel pester gall provoke weird out freak out bully overwhelm overawe discombobulate devitalize jolt disillusion consternate embitter discountenance surprise psych disenchant buffalo squash confuse scandalize flatten disgruntle hurt needle put into a flap put someone off their stroke torture throw into a tizz fright hack off undo exercise chasten make discontented amaze scandalise agonize cause someone to lose their composure throw off rile nauseate puzzle let down put the wind up fret make anxious plague agonise scarify disburb stiff burn up chafe scare to death make your hair stand on end make blood run cold strike terror into make uneasy chill to the bone make teeth chatter scare away curdle the blood emasculate cloud thwart baffle demotivate cast a shadow insult dispraise pall put someone off lie excite lower break suppress subjugate stifle prey on lie heavy on despair devastate squelch smother diminish cause disquiet to knock for a loop gross out daze derange beset nag persecute beleaguer bedevil infuriate anger deaden defeat curb overcome quell extinguish overpower rouse stir up pique complicate arouse intrude get in the way interfere take the heart out of inhibit bear down on damp down throw into panic madden paralyse scare stiff scare witless pother sour dissatisfy fill with fear scare the bejesus out of freeze your blood silly shame dump cast a pall over revolt paralyze mystify snafu flummox dumbfound miff caution warn make someone jump out of their skin give someone goose pimples make one's flesh creep give one the creeps chill someone to the marrow scare someone out of their wits get the wind up put the fear of God into scare the pants off scare someone half to death throw into a fright give someone the heebie-jeebies throw into a panic make your blood run cold scare the living daylights out of throw into a blue funk repress prostrate droop deprecate weigh make one's blood run cold make one's hair stand on end scare the daylights out of peeve goad wound incommode nettle bore mess up fill with consternation foul up screw up louse up muck up hinder sting disarm mau-mau dragoon strong-arm bludgeon tyrannize blackjack bullyrag hector bogart cause to lose heart discommode gnaw at stress disoblige drive crazy drive mad disarrange disorganize snarl unglue cripple jumble muddle unzip disorder give someone a turn eat at get at grate on have had enough make fed up become bored try the patience of grate at exhaust someone's patience lose patience get on someone's nerves stun stupefy make wretched rack cause anguish to strain break the heart of make nervous bluster showboat railroad enforce put the wind up someone throw into a tizzy offend wind up displease cut to the quick dampen someone's hopes ride uncalm send up blow out blow up take apart distress greatly tyrannise pick on make worried debunk belittle snub destroy quash dash hopes take steam out bowl over set back talk out of walk heavy push around lean on dash the hopes of give someone the hump give a turn knock down let wind out of sails puncture balloon soften melt take down touch take the wind out of somebody's sails kick in the teeth take down a peg or two take the wind out of someone's sails shoot down cut down to size let down easy shatter the illusions of burst one's bubble dampen the spirits of turn on the heat tug at the heart arouse sympathy arouse pity tug at someone's heartstrings

Verb

To cause significant upset to (someone)
distress upset worry bother disturb pain grieve afflict agitate disquiet perturb sadden dismay ruffle wound displease harass irk oppress plague rack stress torture unnerve agonise agonize ail alarm alarum anguish annoy bug concern curse depress derail discombobulate discomfort discompose disconcert discountenance distemper distract flurry frazzle fuss harry hound hurt irritate miff offend peeve perplex pester rattle try unhinge unsettle anger confound faze fluster fret hagride hassle injure nag needle strain throw aggrieve break dog exercise harrow indispose martyr nit-pick prick push shake strap tantalise tantalize torment trouble undo vex cause anguish to cause suffering to freak out get at get to pick on cut up eat at make wretched push buttons tick off weird out arouse anxiety in burn up weigh on do a number on give a hard time make it tough for make miserable throw off balance be on one's case bedevil beset provoke gall burden exasperate dishearten persecute mortify discomfit dispirit crush shock aggravate confuse pique rile daunt chafe deject outrage nettle discourage devastate demoralize sting gnaw at frustrate crucify frighten excruciate shake up traumatize demoralise weigh down nark make anxious make uneasy bewilder tax badger traumatise cast down give someone grief scare tease haunt chagrin besiege horrify affront embarrass intimidate sicken spook hack off bum out beleaguer abash put out disgust overwhelm cut to the quick eat discommode insult appall take aback appal ride knock for six nonplus floor shatter startle stun bully drive up the wall get panic stir up grate put off excite affect psych molest chill rankle blight lie heavy on goad knock sideways spite slight abuse make unhappy disgruntle smite move wrong make sad wring wind up pother put down puzzle niggle dumbfound rend dash put someone off their stroke terrorize cause agony to be on your back cow hang over frost rasp make uncomfortable gripe rankle with terrorise sear harm rub up the wrong way make despondent knock the stuffing out of get across make waves derange infuriate unman incense beat down madden jar nauseate jolt surprise dampen work up amaze enrage daze tire sap incommode cause trouble to antagonize overcome give offence to press cut pursue itch weary overpower stab cause pain to prey on weigh heavily on gnaw make gloomy damage antagonise hector psych out put a damper on pierce terrify give a bad time get on your nerves inflame tear confront mistreat breathe down someone's neck maltreat fear disappoint affright bring down sweat stew touch astound disrespect diss scar rouse dis subjugate consternate inconvenience scandalize gravel abrade abase debilitate preoccupy cause anxiety turn off enervate cause offense chivvy bait browbeat break one's heart egg on hurt someone's feelings throw off mither hurt somebody's feelings cause anxiety to weaken inflict anguish on be a burden to awe make your heart bleed victimize get down scandalise hack you off give someone the hump crab give someone a turn ill-treat make someone see red turn one off keep on at cause discomfort to put someone's back up put someone's nose out of joint weigh dump on do in give a turn get on someone's wick lacerate put into a flap victimise do someone's head in get someone down drive round the bend prey on someone's mind throw into a tizz get in your hair drive round the twist break someone's heart face give someone the blues work on pour cold water on throw cold water on get on someone's nerves ruffle someone's feathers rub the wrong way make someone's hackles rise set someone back on their heels cause someone to lose their composure suffer despair bustle buffet strike disoblige humiliate repel test break the heart of obsess petrify rock carp suppress paralyse craze deter arouse astonish make fretful cause anguish dampen spirits subdue turn slap make blue drag down bring one down flip out thwart disorder drain put into a funk stupefy tyrannize dissatisfy nag at paralyze let down be a burden on bleed bite incapacitate turn on pressurize stir fire up importune stretch eat away at rark disarrange take over down reduce to tears flummox henpeck devil pick at make a scene tyrranize dull prostrate make self-conscious wear smother louse up pressurise be a great weight on dominate make angry foul up bruise tear to pieces get your back up put the wind up someone grate on beat be at cause concern to greatly upset go on at criticize fuddle disrupt throw into a tizzy bowl over put the wind up hang up nudge put your back up repress be offensive tyrannise grind down drive bananas cast a gloom upon be a pain in the neck take control of be a thorn in someone's side hurt one's feelings heavy mess with someone's head criticise bring tears to your eyes exploit get up your nose drive mad get under your skin T-off tee off treat harshly cheese off get on your wick gross out be cruel to heckle throw a curve make someone fed up hit where one lives burn attack get someone's dander up hunt get someone's back up be brutal to rattle one's cage make someone's blood boil walk all over get in someone's hair ride roughshod over weigh heavily on someone's mind get under someone's skin raise someone's hackles dash someone's hopes be on the back of break someone's spirit get up someone's nose cause disquiet to muse labour labor excoriate tear apart incite squirm occupy tear away at hurry addle tangle assail unquiet corner frenzy flutter repulse hustle quicken stimulate tear at make restless pall cause to panic be hurtful to mourn cause suffering lambaste cause sorrow convulse muddle gut hit hard dun deplore grind unstring be in someone's way ferment be disagreeable to push the buttons of baffle interrupt thrill ventilate examine intrude interfere complicate lampoon hurt deeply ridicule shame foil get on nerves fester possess be sweat out be rude to unbalance chasten flip cramp thumb nose at revolt exhaust deeply upset make nervous knock props out beleague disorientate grip be unwell make someone scratch their head knock for a loop weigh heavily on one's mind disarm make flip work someone up bug up begrudge grudge stagger cause pain cause someone distress disillusion get someone key up lay up visit take overcharge press down on cast a gloom on mess with mess push someon's buttons knock the wind out of knock the stuffing out of someone occupy someone's thoughts disaccord jangle disharmonize discord be indisposed be crook destabilize lie heavy on someone's mind weigh heavy on someone's mind worst stump furbelow bluster inflict trauma frill throw into tizzy niggle at grind at overawe rock the boat disenchant harsh one's mellow make one's heart bleed bring tears to one's eyes dampen someone's spirit bore put scarify fright demean disengage uncouple unfasten separate unhitch disconnect detach make cross whelm overmaster swamp straiten make downhearted dement jumble disorganize displace rummage disarray be bothered get even cramp style lower stifle mystify snafu get in the way be ill be weak be sick feel pain dispraise taunt slander dish out dish it out give it to stick it to uncalm undermine buffalo enfeeble stress out dumfound flabbergast tear to shreds upset the apple cart dishonour discredit dampen someone's hopes droop cause to lose heart disparage deprecate put off his or her stride make someone laugh on the other side of their face make someone laugh out of the other side of their mouth take the wind out of someone's sails get the knife into make things hot for someone stick the knife into dragoon single out expel make it hot for someone exile destabilise drive to distraction drive crazy make demands on make severe demands on put a strain on tire out wear out be wrong with be in pain feel unwell make awkward make ashamed show up own jerk around macerate noodge despoil foray bullyrag cavil devitalize diminish squelch be a thorn in someone's flesh get someone's hackles up try someone's patience hurt the feelings of hump exacerbate make your blood boil get your goat screw up mess up fill with consternation muck up give a zinger give the cold shoulder numb thunderstrike electrify set back dishonor throw into confusion have had enough make fed up become bored make discontented exhaust someone's patience try the patience of grate at lose patience snow under quibble prey on one's mind push button heat up get your dander up be a weight on someone's mind nitpick drive insane scare silly scare stiff make jump hit a sour note humble deaden defeat extinguish curb quell throw into uproar pull the rug out from under pull the rug from under throw into disorder flap rattle someone's cage give someone the pip ask for it snub fidget be the matter with send over the edge scare to death slur zing knock out catch one short be agitated raise someone's eyebrows shake out of your complacency hit like ton of bricks take the wind out of your sails completely surprise make someone's blood run cold catch take pains bear down on damp down scare the bejesus out of be in a tizzy be worried put in a spot make a monkey of put in a hole put on the spot labour over be in a flap chivy be in a stew get worked up get in a stew scare the living daylights out of make someone's hair stand on end make a big thing out of make a big thing of put out of countenance make a meal of make a mountain out of a molehill cast a pall over wrench make a thing of be disagreeable be an affront to give offence tread on someone's toes overstretch overtax pressure tense get someone's goat drag darken damp enslave run down hegemonize master lean on put pressure on be in someone's hair bring pressure to bear on soften melt subject scourge live off blackmail plunder take advantage of depredate consume kill raid load extort feed on fleece seize live on devour crunch overextend keep down pinch tug at the heart arouse sympathy arouse pity tug at someone's heartstrings make desolate keep under encumber overload saddle bring under the yoke rule with an iron hand trample underfoot weigh heavy upon hold down handicap rule with a rod of iron trample on rule over hold sway over tyrannize over put screws to bring someone to their knees put the squeeze on overthrow trample despotize rule coerce force put upon bring to heel harsh someone's mellow bring tears to someone's eyes bear down make someone's heart bleed dampen someone's spirits cause to feel emotional strain overdo cause to feel mental strain make tense tense up put in traction push to the limit put on trial cause discomfort domineer menace disable mutilate smash impair scold overbear threaten manhandle be painful mangle mar maim misuse deform spoil berate upbraid mishandle brutalize brutalise trespass make ill wreck disfigure deface blemish endamage bloody cripple ruin vitiate compromise flaw get under one's skin yowl yammer wail moan grump kick squawk inveigh whimper bleat growl murmur yaup croak keen yawp whinge maunder beef grouse holler mutter grumble kvetch peck at complain squeal caterwaul whine scream grouch repine bellyache grizzle knacker crool mangulate scathe disagree push around get in one's hair carp at keep after mix up cross up contort wax batter distort foul prejudice total draw blood do mischief to hack up kick around play the heavy with push about ill-use mess over go against the grain be injurious to be sickening be disturbing make unwell be distasteful have an adverse effect on be injurious strike down be unsuitable cause illness to cause problems egg urge find fault with bend someone's ear harp on at find fault prod moan at moan on at take it out on get on someone's back grumble at keep complaining to do wrong to cause harm to roil disorient befuddle muddy embitter get one's goat ire enflame mad get on one's nerves be repugnant to steam up sour bamboozle reluct get across someone disaffect jar on bemuse fox put someone off their stride send into a rage get under skin make sick cause to be at a stand turn your stomach disgrace hinder alienate dizzy catch off balance impose on meddle impede galvanize acerbate maze stop someone in their tracks estrange raise your hackles galvanise befog try one's patience snarl try your patience wear on get your hackles up be a nuisance to pose be offensive to rub you up the wrong way get on somebody's nerves knock over be distasteful to cause offence to stick in one's craw give trouble set one's teeth on edge fog bulldoze make it tough obfuscate snarl up make shudder be repulsive to fill with fear get a rise out of deflate blow away scare someone out of their wits make someone want to throw up strike dumb put somebody's nose out of joint turn one's stomach throw into a panic go to one's head make your hair stand on end strike terror into put the fear of God into make one sick blow one's mind scare the pants off put to trouble bring low take someone's breath away throw into a blue funk make someone's gorge rise fill with loathing muddle up outface stare down outstare put off balance heat stand up to put on edge mistake discontent misplease wing curdle cool sound cap psych someone out send into a spin bum hack steam drive nuts cause resentment to cause annoyance to roust push one's buttons play dirty balk dislocate motivate absorb grab attract awake goose ignite interest baulk take by surprise put someone off accost encroach obtrude chide ruffle one's feathers infest get someone's wick impose upon arouse hostility in grill put to some trouble start wind somebody up drive you up the wall stroke someone's hair the wrong way resent set someone's teeth on edge snit pet tiff huff eat up give the business alien upset apple cart chill off frighten to death frighten the living daylights out of rile up catch somebody off balance catch somebody unawares spring something on throw a curveball rub one the wrong way cause to lose your bearings envenom make turbid cross put someone out wilder dash hopes surprize break in disadvantage make your gorge rise