Synonym of dismaying

Alternative for dismaying

dismays, dismayed, dismaying

Synonym: alarm, bewilder, bother, confuse, disturb, embarrass, frighten,

Antonym: cheer,


Causing concern and distress
alarming depressing disturbing horrifying perplexing perturbing shocking upsetting distressing frightening disquieting unsettling worrying daunting disconcerting troubling unpleasant unnerving intimidating worrisome harrowing scary bothersome discouraging troublesome dreadful horrible dire trying forbidding nerve-racking horrendous terrifying formidable terrible ghastly frightful discomforting hairy startling creepy nasty off-putting harassing distressful agitating disagreeable difficult irksome vexing appalling discomposing fearsome foreboding direful ominous fearful sinister demoralizing discommoding severe wearisome onerous painful redoubtable hair-raising nerve-wracking threatening dread disheartening spine-chilling nagging monstrous troublous taxing awkward awful embarrassing concerning provoking annoying irritating horrid burdensome traumatic hard tiresome inconvenient intrusive disruptive gloomy menacing demoralising disgusting aggravating fraught grave grim toilsome nail-biting chilling laborious impeding consequential dispiriting tormenting hideous gruesome pessimistic petrifying anxious-making macabre vexatious baleful distasteful niggling unpalatable horrific awesome objectionable harrying repellent thorny problematic tricky restless nervous anxious tense displeasing prickly sickening scaring sticky abominable unspeakable uneasy vile grisly nauseating distracting loathsome uncertain prophetic hateful repulsive mean-looking spooky bloodcurdling dangerous confusing offensive uninviting atrocious unsavoury obnoxious foul bothering unappetizing bewildering grotesque lurid nauseous discomfiting grievous tremendous imposing ugly revolting odious awe-inspiring shameful hellacious overwhelming outrageous nightmarish rebarbative abhorrent heinous heavy exacting hurtful repugnant unsavory agonizing unpardonable gut-wrenching egregious unforgivable bad inexcusable agonising grody galling causing fear confronting unappealing disappointing barro unattractive apprehensive eerie challenging fazing brooding devastating distractive disrupting diverting diversionary unapproachable aggressive browbeating terrorizing pressuring terrorising bullying bodeful overpowering flustering uncomfortable baffling blood-curdling spine-tingling eldritch harsh all-powerful tough bitter astounding grewsome godawful terrific abject nightmare tragic heartbreaking heart-rending impressive mean from hell unkind gross afraid striking massive powerful sad unfortunate excruciating regrettable woeful dismal lamentable exceptionable obscene shameless cruel unforgiving stressful stinking repellant insupportable grotty yucky vulgar reprehensible wicked unsightly afflicting heartrending torturous execrable icky rotten intolerable despicable contemptible scandalous deplorable unwelcome sordid noisome sick detestable undesirable rancid unlikable putrid vomitous fulsome disgustful tasteless sleazy lousy beastly unpleasing evil filthy sleazeball yucko noxious squicky festy skanky scuzzy loathly God-awful cloying scurvy surfeiting bogging gut-churning yecchy sick-making stomach-churning cringe-making vomit-inducing beyond the pale stomach-turning exasperating frustrating maddening tedious wearing miserable pesky pestiferous pestilent antagonizing antagonising wretched plaguy peeving chafing rankling nettlesome infuriating riling pestilential brutal carking nettling abrasive pesty plaguey grating uncongenial affecting mortifying boring poor doleful demanding exhausting pathetic teasing arduous rough bedevilling tragical disgraceful saddening draining sorrowful grueling enervating testing gruelling oppressive pressured rugged infernal cussed unamusing confounded hostile abysmal hellish hectic strenuous tiring punishing sapping enraging jarring punchable weighty back-breaking enough to try the patience of a saint rigorous enough to drive you up the wall anxiety-ridden bedeviling crushing pitiless vicious ruthless savage oppressed impoverished stark merciless bleak poverty-stricken panicky moving touching stupefying heartstopping stunning astonishing amazing staggering surprising glaring piteous pitiful humiliating pitiable stirring emotional impactful intense tearful mournful shaming plaintive tear-jerking compromising sentimental poignant tender passionate expressive nostalgic demeaning degrading sensitive delicate touchy ignominious discountenancing toe-curling cringey discreditable dishonouring blush-making cringeworthy unpropitious discommodious dishonoring equivocal inopportune incommodious impossible rattling puzzling unseemly humourless crummy sombre humorless unbearable sober solemn somber unsatisfactory unacceptable sedate diabolical unendurable uncool yukky unhappy sour afflictive anguished unlovely heart-breaking extremely bad


Failing to fulfill someone's hopes or expectations
disappointing depressing discouraging disheartening dispiriting disillusioning distressing disenchanting saddening upsetting dissatisfying regrettable sad unfortunate anticlimactic disconcerting frustrating off-putting unpropitious unfavourable daunting gloomy inauspicious dismal unfavorable bleak depressive ominous dreary dampening unpromising demoralizing oppressive dejecting repressing black inopportune hindering deterring disadvantageous dissuading demoralising not encouraging not hopeful unpleasant displeasing grim difficult troubling horrific disturbing awful dreadful testing unwelcome unhappy parlous worrying alarming melancholic shocking unnerving austere ghastly unlucky bad glum foreboding horrible agonising irritable irksome dire sombre bewildering distressful perturbing bitter macabre somber troubled poignant hopeless cheerless distasteful disagreeable woeful melancholy sinister morose appalling painful perplexing distressed frightening tragic sullen troublesome mephitical aggravating hellish uncongenial irritating annoying unpleasing unkind abhorrent unpalatable repellant galling repellent repugnant loathsome vexing agonizing revulsive unamusing heartbreaking heart-rending heartrending wretched crushing traumatic harrowing lamentable funereal doleful mournful piteous tear-jerking joyless pitiful sorrowful pathetic grievous pitiable moving sorry lachrymose heart-wrenching pessimistic miserable comfortless dark morbid desolate disconsolate excruciating drear terrible discomposing lugubrious tragical deplorable plaintive calamitous touching unsettling intimidating desolating sickening teary tearful grave affecting blue downbeat despairing hurtful gut-wrenching afflictive murky solemn chill Cimmerian sepulchral plutonian acherontic acheronian afflicted anguished grieving agonized looking on the black side disastrous catastrophic cruel tortured racked agonised feeble paltry mean poor rueful drab dispirited mirthless dolorous dolesome vexatious uncomfortable cold depressed dingy plangent horrifying derisible mortifying pensive frightful


Present participle for to fill with alarm or depression
alarming daunting distressing frightening horrifying scaring upsetting appalling unnerving bothering discomposing perturbing saddening shaking shocking startling concerning confounding discomfiting disconcerting discouraging disheartening dispiriting disturbing unsettling surprising unmanning dashing disappointing discountenancing fazing panicking rattling shaking up taking aback troubling agitating ailing alaruming chagrining chilling chillin demoralising demoralizing derailing discomforting disillusioning disquieting distempering distracting exercising flurrying frazzling frustrating fussing hagriding paralysing spooking terrifying undoing unhinging vexing worrying affrighting disenchanting disgruntling pothering abashing bewildering depressing dumbfounding embarrassing flummoxing flustering freaking out letting down mystifying nonplussing paralyzing perplexing puzzling snafuing terrorising terrorizing throwing throwing off balance weirding out knocking sideways filling with consternation fouling up getting to knocking for six lousing up messing up mucking up putting off screwing up giving someone a turn putting the wind up someone throwing into a tizzy confusing ruffling dejecting annoying intimidating cowing afflicting irking petrifying irritating bugging discombobulating mortifying oppressing deterring casting down astounding awing aweing displeasing outraging stunning offending fretting dampening crushing provoking flooring psyching out subduing sickening scandalizing amazing weighing down tormenting aggrieving astonishing grieving making anxious stupefying baffling bumming out burdening angering scandalising dazing paining disgusting enervating trying browbeating making uneasy pestering hassling desolating jolting overwhelming galling harassing repelling needling plaguing hurting sapping exasperating staggering buffaloing putting someone off their stroke scaring to death frighting scarifying muddling weakening nauseating bullying bowling over damping throwing cold water on humiliating aggravating striking terror into flabbergasting revolting peeving scaring the bejesus out of dissatisfying pouring cold water on miffing affronting insulting knocking the stuffing out of narking stressing stirring up bringing down getting down gnawing at hacking off scaring stiff putting the wind up undermining putting down putting a damper on humbling piquing overawing putting the fear of God into wounding scaring the living daylights out of deranging nettling bulldozing consternating harrowing disordering debilitating graveling gravelling disobliging working up disarranging torturing disparaging chafing scaring witless jarring benumbing ticking off filling with fear devitalizing blowing away making despondent throwing into a panic beating down burning up scaring the pants off giving someone the blues making sad scaring someone out of their wits throwing into a blue funk exciting stopping someone in their tracks cutting to the quick making someone scratch their head setting someone back on their heels enfeebling unbalancing discommoding badgering indisposing riling bemusing making downhearted disorienting putting out abasing overcoming fuddling addling moving harrying devastating making someone's hair stand on end traumatizing racking picking on befuddling rocking getting at catching off balance bedevilling bedeviling straining winding up antagonizing besetting hectoring agonizing dumfounding leaving aghast leaving open-mouthed throwing off balking bringing low taking by surprise antagonising lowering thunderstriking traumatising making waves giving someone goose pimples stinging striking dumb agonising persecuting electrifying giving a turn numbing lying heavy on making miserable making unhappy giving a hard time making your hair stand on end breaking one's heart grossing out making gloomy frightening the life out of deadening giving offence to turning one off throwing a curve causing to be at a stand making nervous infuriating shaming maddening bustling breaking baulking making dejected disinclining overpowering destabilizing disempowering turning rousing stiffing shattering wearying disorganizing jumbling cursing tyrannizing embittering stumping putting into a flap beating arousing impressing strong-arming mau-mauing befogging downing destabilising throwing into a tizz disgracing crazing bludgeoning dragooning zinging despairing scaring away dulling chastening affecting getting scaring off injuring weighing heavily on curdling the blood making fretful tantalising tantalizing giving someone the heebie-jeebies dissing egging on deflating beleaguering making teeth chatter making a scene causing someone to lose their composure making someone fed up tyrannising mixing up turning on nagging dazzling causing anguish to snubbing chilling to the bone making blood run cold knocking out frightening to death giving someone grief making jump making one's flesh creep making your blood run cold giving one the creeps reducing to tears deprecating making someone jump out of their skin putting out of countenance making wretched causing anxiety to hurting somebody's feelings causing suffering to bringing one down dampening spirits taking someone's breath away scaring silly making someone shake in their shoes sending into a cold sweat scaring the life out of scaring the hell out of frightening the living daylights out of frightening someone out of their wits dragging down making blue putting into a funk belittling casting a gloom upon pushing buttons bringing tears to your eyes pulling the rug from under filling with terror knocking for a loop taking the wind out of your sails putting someone off their stride frightening out of your wits making your heart bleed pulling the rug out from under emasculating underwhelming staring down putting off balance outstaring outfacing clouding thwarting standing up to making uncomfortable preoccupying desiccating dehydrating castrating lobotomizing gelding inciting inflaming blinding occupying souring distressing greatly hurrying incommoding casting a shadow pressuring pressurizing frenzying being fluttering subjugating suppressing stifling transfixing causing disquiet to hustling tangling quickening taxing unquieting stimulating interfering tiring complicating intruding deploring pressing suffering hindering diminishing squelching smothering prostrating repressing weighing drooping unstringing disarming besieging making restless breaking the heart of boggling freezing putting someone off slighting threatening menacing fermenting throwing into panic disarraying dementing rummaging disrupting displacing teasing pressurising driving crazy making discontented driving mad immobilizing extinguishing curbing defeating quelling hitting like ton of bricks raising someone's eyebrows completely surprising shaking out of your complacency messing with one's head testing importuning causing anxiety examining ventilating paralysing with fear causing to lose heart blurring dizzying casting a gloom on surprizing putting chill on immobilising feeling unwell feeling pain snarling crippling unglueing unzipping ungluing uncalming riding disengaging detaching disconnecting uncoupling separating unhitching unfastening taking one's breath away rendering speechless causing wonder springing something on striking with awe tearing goading dunning freezing your blood blinding someone with something upsetting apple cart making crestfallen making dispirited making your flesh creep striking fear into scaring the pants off of damping down bearing down on getting in the way getting the wind up knocking props out throwing into confusion disrespecting spiting victimizing giving someone the hump striking touching incensing working someone up bugging up making flip anguishing hounding dashing hopes chilling someone to the marrow throwing into a fright setting back taking apart blowing up sending up blowing out coercing bullyragging blackjacking bogarting slurring throwing into uproar throwing into disorder dumping on deeply upsetting inflicting trauma doing in hurting one's feelings hitting like a ton of bricks sweating out dashing the hopes of scaring someone half to death casting a pall over taking steam out dogging pushing strapping martyring pricking nit-picking making it hot for someone putting the frighteners on striking terror in victimising making things hot for someone inspiring panic in draining haunting blustering enforcing showboating railroading driving insane making afraid making fearful giving someone a fright shattering the illusions of dampening the spirits of inconveniencing hurting someone's feelings getting someone's goat putting someone's back up rubbing up the wrong way rankling with giving offence putting someone's nose out of joint causing offense treading on someone's toes sending over the edge carping dragging darkening caviling cavilling throwing a pall over niggling fearing running down eating at cutting up stewing sweating disaffecting discontenting quibbling blowing one's mind boggling someone's mind putting one away nitpicking weighing on arousing anxiety in pushing around walking heavy leaning on incapacitating flipping cramping knocking the wind out of doing a number on making it tough for flapping fidgetting fidgeting enraging capping curdling roiling mispleasing cooling winging sounding flipping out firing up harshing one's mellow harshing someone's mellow hanging over making desolate bearing down breaking someone's heart keeping under posing foxing squashing keying up laying up getting across getting someone teeing off taking pains mazing rocking the boat labouring over bamboozling muddying fogging wildering setting someone thinking getting worked up getting in a stew playing dirty turning off flattening turning on the heat making a big thing of making a big thing out of obfuscating making a mountain out of a molehill making a meal of making a thing of getting on someone's wick hacking you off making one's blood run cold debunking destroying quashing boggling the mind scaring the daylights out of making one's hair stand on end putting your back up knocking the stuffing out of someone shooting down letting wind out of sails knocking down cutting down to size puncturing balloon taking the wind out of somebody's sails taking the wind out of someone's sails taking down a peg or two letting down easy taking down calumniating smearing libeling causing a few raised eyebrows amongst slandering denigrating bad-mouthing backbiting defaming libelling causing raised eyebrows raising eyebrows amongst reviling maligning blackguarding vilifying traducing dishonoring lampooning belying dishonouring detracting blackballing aspersing decrying condemning

Antonym of dismaying

dismaying Idiom, Proverb

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