Synonym of dispiriting

Alternative for dispiriting

adj.

destructive of morale and self-reliancecausing dejection

dɪ'spɪrɪt

v.

lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

Adjective

Making despondent or depressive
depressing disheartening demoralising demoralizing disappointing discouraging crushing daunting saddening cheerless disenchanting dismal gloomy grim hopeless inauspicious off-putting pessimistic sickening unfavorable unfavourable black dejecting joyless melancholy morbid sad somber sombre upsetting bleak dreary funereal desolate miserable wretched comfortless depressive drear dark unhappy glum morose dire mournful drab sullen solemn lugubrious forlorn doleful disconsolate distressing cold sepulchral depressed tenebrous oppressive lonely godforsaken plutonian gray saturnine chill grey heartbreaking dreich elegiac elegiacal Cimmerian tenebrific darkening sorrowful lonesome uninviting murky sorry dismaying dolorous dull blue dim austere woeful heartrending melancholic dingy sunless cloudy unwelcoming unfortunate pathetic dejected intimidating stark distressful inhospitable despondent woebegone teary tearful abject dour crestfallen tragic distressed unpleasant heart-rending regrettable piteous grave ominous painful agonizing rueful agonising bare unpromising uncomfortable pitiable clinical impersonal disturbing mourning traumatic institutional disconcerting harrowing disagreeable frightening poignant horrid drearisome troublesome bitter lachrymose horrible spiritless foreboding severe despairing dampening bland down pitiful draggy mopey wintery afflicted wintry jarring awful in the dumps macabre downbeat cast down unpropitious grievous down-and-out distasteful forbidding unsettling unnerving bad lamentable difficult formidable sorrowing unpalatable repellent dreadful alarming shocking moving ghastly earnest sedate frustrating dispirited discomposing terrible horrific humourless humorless stern worrying downcast sinister weighty tear-jerking troubled heart-wrenching appalling colorless sober unsmiling serious staid suspicious sourpuss hurting muted subdued stony-faced no-nonsense poker-faced down in the dumps down in the mouth lacklustre lackluster deep colourless boring monotonous shadowy lifeless unexciting blah uninteresting uninspiring humdrum disquieting spartan disillusioning unappealing offensive disgusting broken-hearted grieving heartbroken grief-stricken skeptical gruesome afflictive anguished devastated inconsolable hurtful touching in the pits chap-fallen downhearted objectionable unappetizing unsavoury unattractive nasty sobering sceptical dissatisfying atrocious repressing inopportune disadvantageous dissuading hindering deterring obnoxious poor awesome low-spirited anticlimactic not encouraging not hopeful acherontic acheronian long-faced rebarbative excruciating mirthless dolesome troubling displeasing vexatious unlucky testing unwelcome parlous looking on the black side unsavory repulsive plangent horrifying derisible mortifying pensive frightful irritable bewildering irksome perturbing exacting challenging scary fearsome overwhelming mean-looking taxing fazing perplexing mephitical hellish unkind repellant loathsome vexing revulsive unamusing aggravating uncongenial irritating annoying unpleasing abhorrent galling repugnant cynical negative gloom-ridden fatalistic defeatist demoralized harsh distrustful doubting alarmist unenthusiastic chilly demoralised Eeyorish low saddened heartsick heavyhearted brokenhearted heartsore droopy moody hangdog heavy-hearted discouraged upset disheartened disappointed deplorable in low spirits sulky fed up hurt in pain dragged surly sour bereaved suffering pained bummed out grumpy brooding cut up crushed plaintive choked gutted mean moping aggrieved agonized oppressed chapfallen agonised tormented gut-wrenching destroyed out of sorts worthless glowering scurvy grieved angry sobersided hostile regretful heavy frowning mopish emotional broken tristful tortured weepy calamitous down-hearted in the doldrums lamenting dirgelike displeased crabby distraught abandoned solitary in a blue funk down and out shot down unamused disgruntled hard affecting scowling foul dirge-like perturbed bothered paltry vile discontented base rotten tragical bereft lousy destitute wistful weeping threatening broody ruthful in grief in doldrums all torn up in tears po-faced deserted cheesed off weighed down listless adverse sterile deadpan undesirable stony despicable contemptible disillusioned threnodic cross squalid concerned intense compassionate stirring arousing shabby beggarly commiserative sordid overwhelmed revolting disenchanted clouded horrendous uptight discombobulated shameful disconcerted vexed bugged shook unhumorous traumatized churlish grouchy helpless disturbed execrable inferior antsy taciturn bad-tempered angst-ridden impoverished detestable indigent scungy lurid forsaken irked overcast crabbed weary ugly dismayed wounded hapless shook up sick ill-tempered heavy with grief mortified overcome with sorrow nightmarish traumatised menacing straight-faced daunted racked disgraceful dolent God-awful sunk in gloom down-in-the-mouth sick at heart fiery bleeding chilling blue funk strained down in dumps brassed off crummy unfriendly with a long face let down taken down given to looking on the black side bowed down cast-down languorous triste as sick as a parrot languid singing the blues sick as a parrot on a downer uncaring unimpassioned unmoved desperate ruined merciful formal portentous waste worried maudlin nostalgic funebrial exequial deathlike threnodial routine uniform empty barren desolating cheap inadequate insignificant regimented discomforting remorseful deathly Stygian hollow obscure isolated intolerable lorn uncommunicative sorry for oneself burned sore contused companionless overcome pining uninhabitable suicidal unresponsive phlegmatic lame expressionless impassive afflicting annoyed gaunt dirgeful luckless depressant bearish in despair inimical shamefaced adust down in mouth uneasy sunk atrabilious dampened drooping dashed sagging remote derelict sequestered ailing have the blahs blank dissatisfied full of gloom looking as if one had lost a pound and found a penny feeling down heart-breaking unhopeful small meagre to be pitied meager let-down not happy languished dysphoric contemplative in sorrow in mourning frustrated discomfited emo ripped disowned full of sorrow torn up low in spirits in the toilet low-down fierce steely chagrined miffed having blue devils having the blahs tough lost untempting grisly hideous forgotten homeless aghast unsatisfied beaten friendless uncared-for trashy shoddy filthy aggressive indignant temperamental cantankerous aggravated vanquished baulked worsted objecting balked unearthly resolved ruminative resolute thoughtful reflective introspective composed derisory catastrophic cruel disastrous feeble injurious perilous enraged ferocious implacable unappeasable critical flinty cast-iron boot-faced ungentle disapproving furious dragging defenseless alone defenceless fruitless eerie exigent nauseating ghostly terrifying gory grotesque ill-fated hard-pressed harmful doubtful treacherous pressing precarious jeopardous apocalyptic rocky very bad straitened discommodious dangerous full of hardship ill-omened direful ill-boding messy poverty-stricken monstrous quiet unplayful bookish deep in thought bound and determined bummed powerless downtrodden unenticing terrific pitiless grewsome nightmare weird shady spooky spookish unhealthy anxious louring hazy leaden overclouded shaken agitated ruffled disquieted unnerved discomposed darkened death-obsessed harassed wrecked flustered discountenanced aflutter plagued huffy spooked harrowed haunted beclouded lowering misty dirty hazed foggy clouded over resentful pouting piqued petulant persecuted wailing aching jumpy bewailing bemoaning unglued promising rain nebulous put out ill-humoured fractious strung out not fair not clear peeved perverse chippy aloof mumpish pouty racked with suffering in a tizzy racked with pain in a stew withdrawn uncooperative obstinate sourpussed querulous stroppy mardy out of humour fretful ornery sulking unsociable gruff ill-humored in a bad mood in a huff in a funk in a mood in the sulks in a strop having a fit of the sulks

Adjective

Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment
oppressive cruel harsh brutal severe tyrannical dictatorial repressive autocratic domineering heavy despotic draconian inhuman undemocratic unjust burdensome crushing overwhelming tyrannous authoritarian iron-fisted anti-democratic bitter coercive excruciating grievous grim hard hardhanded imperious inexorable merciless murderous onerous overbearing pitiless punitive relentless rough rugged ruthless searing stiff tough trying unfair high-handed overweening peremptory backbreaking bleak confining demanding depressing depressive discouraging disheartening dismal distressing exacting exigent gloomy headache heavy-handed hefty ironhanded mean somber sombre stressful superincumbent taxing troublesome troubling weighty worrying rough going difficult rigorous arduous punishing gruelling strenuous challenging laborious grueling strict tiring exhausting wearisome uphill toilsome wearing back-breaking formidable testing bossy harrowing intolerable stringent arbitrary fatiguing absolute draining masterful tyrannic authoritative extreme austere serious sapping wearying rigid torturous forceful irksome autocratical intense excessive illiberal tedious tiresome overpowering fierce savage vexatious painful hellish stern herculean unbearable unrelenting arrogant autarchic killer unpleasant forbidding bothersome grinding effortful dominating totalitarian magisterial moiling dogmatic agonizing tortuous killing drastic crippling galling unyielding Herculean unsparing enervating haughty hellacious ponderous sweaty pushy agonising monocratic grave high and mighty unforgiving iron-handed inflexible officious tall persnickety hostile traumatic worrisome exorbitant disturbing swingeing immoderate ambitious daunting tricky lordly thorny debilitating tormenting intimidating doctrinaire disagreeable upsetting dire tsarist czarist strong imperative bad cocky one-party awful vexing inconvenient willful wilful sharp commanding bruising solemn unendurable insufferable flinty exasperating painstaking shattering intemperate awkward labored cumbersome inclement unmerciful uncomfortable wretched depleting unreasonable powerful compelling substantial nerve-racking distressful sticky laboured pompous Augean stifling suppressive pick-and-shovel summary bullying egotistic inconsiderate unfriendly steep imperial restrictive insensitive dominant vicious nasty mighty driving uncompromising pushful frustrating pressured unkind fraught unbending pressing colossal extravagant fascist enervative fascistic discomforting titanic toilful wicked operose absolutist spartan upstream vigorous remorseless ferocious hairy gargantuan hard-hearted radical energy-consuming weary pontifical stormy superior stark dystopian inhospitable uncontrollable desperate presumptuous profound supercilious comfortless proud potent Neronian abusive tense terrible violent embittering high-and-mighty uppity sniffy cavalier annoying barbarous sadistic dreadful regnant insolent uncontrolled irresistible anxious brutish subjugating controlling ramrod compulsive inordinate irrepressible unlimited besetting nagging undue Spartan bullish momentous far-reaching dour wild consuming impossible ungovernable callous aggravating disquieting assertive intractable unconscionable biting time-consuming towering hectic agitating baroque devilish implacable problematic unfeeling prohibitive overextravagant overmuch overdue insane plethoric offensive overmastering obsessive pestilent afflicting great racking heartless unsympathetic gross no-nonsense hard-nosed critical gruff downright immense unremitting staggering gigantic improper jarring knackering over the top thorough backbreaker really hard very hard anxiety-ridden inhibiting disciplinarian all-powerful straitened dark harmful whopping aggressive unaccountable unconstitutional single-party drudging responsible constraining prohibiting exploitive governing stretching pushing czarlike tactless mind-blowing persuasive dynamic tight very severe thoroughgoing complex complicated confused concentrated intensive abstruse te recondite knotty bare-bones barren desolate monolithic Stalinist dogmatical overtaxing plodding thoughtless unrestrained shocking acute no piece of cake huffish self-asserting high-hat pretentious hifalutin toploftical uppish assumptive huffy bumptious stiff-necked lofty self-assertive chesty important highfalutin toplofty presuming clamorous crack-the-whip firm dictative throwing one's weight about strong-willed major turbulent tempestuous a stinker of a tumultuous unavoidable inescapable inept undiplomatic bungling communist totalistic total sweeping careful hypercritical by the book precise nit-picking strained overstrict OTT piercing urgent penetrating compulsatory obligatory throwing one's weight around mandatory required compulsory dicey hazardous easier said than done high-impact slavish torturesome drudgy unnerving high-pressure tough going worksome scabrous uphill battle hard-won no picnic marathon difficile problem ominous not easy like getting blood out of a stone almighty throwing weight around maleficent wolfish truculent barbaric in driver's seat on high horse crack the whip no ifs ands or buts no joke flat-out straight out heightened cold wrenching stinging burning caustic blistering cutting sure unpreventable inevitable certain a nuisance hardheaded headstrong humourless sedate humorless staid sober sobersided inhumane intolerant an imposition pounding poignant fated destined ineluctable carking heartbreaking robust zealous unmitigated unusual exaggerated outrageous exceptional consequential unsmiling obdurate uncomic astringent unpitying heart-rending uncharitable stony-hearted compassionless desensitized cold-blooded cold-hearted stonyhearted stoney hardhearted browbeating ironfisted affectless desensitised take-no-prisoners ironhearted enforceable narrow traditional customary conventional insistent binding limiting classical fanatical egregious yukky hurtful unwelcome unhappy sour miserable rotten distasteful unpalatable yucky heartrending chilling displeasing uncongenial unlovely unpleasing unsavory tragic sad unconventional flagrant overkill uncommon remarkable unseemly preposterous icky sore mortifying imprudent nonsensical fabulous lavish fancy irrational utter sheer very bad unsavoury provoking calamitous afflictive irritating hard-boiled po-faced out-and-out O.T.T. too much out of proportion legislating sanctioned didactic preceptive normative accepted prescribed devastating hard-shell gut-wrenching cocksure overproud pervasive unutterable marked overriding perturbing opinionated lording it prescriptive niggling maddening infuriating preponderant snotty ascendant prevalent stuffy disdainful telling suffocating irrefutable plaguy pestiferous concerning pestilential harassing unrefined unsettling pesky discomposing troublous rude coarse very strong uncouth importunate loutish uncultured crude undisciplined murder rowdy infestive dangerous alarming damaging ugly messy disorderly churlish ungracious brusque vulgar blunt curt impolite boorish uncivil crass discourteous ill-bred ribald foul indecent oafish lewd profane indecorous unpolished indelicate bluff obscene uncultivated ill-mannered unmannerly bearish dirty bawdy inelegant roughcast vulgarian filthy untutored louring bad-mannered steely tasteless foul-mouthed ungentle artless insensible unceremonious lowbrow common lowbred loud roughneck incult unladylike lowering ungentlemanly raffish

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 desolate 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 downcast oppressive raw sorrowful windy wintery wintry as dry as dust mundane lacklustre lackluster unimaginative uninspired characterless ordinary trite spiritless repetitious common tired unvarying plodding vanilla ho hum workaday nothing dead deadly plain bromidic hackneyed samey mediocre conventional platitudinous prosy nondescript dim laborious nowhere banausic dry as dust torpid wishy-washy wooden stiff unoriginal draggy fatiguing barren derivative usual anaemic dull as dishwater dullsville vacuous normal lame mechanical unanimated anemic irksome soporific average undistinguished weak zero feeble pabulum limp lacking variety unmemorable turgid soulless laboured day-to-day hacky depressing monochrome stereotyped no great shakes nothing to write home about unchanging unrelieved stock enervating exhausting lusterless middle-of-the-road sluggish interminable dull as ditchwater predictable dreich monotone labored typical gray grey ornery treadmill big yawn threadbare plain vanilla stilted zestless inoffensive fuddy-duddy not up to much antiseptic empty square uniform deadly dull plebeian pointless clichéd apathetic yawnsome listless muted garden-variety standard unentertaining unenjoyable weariful white-bread expressionless regular bog-standard customary lacking variation inane staid lacking excitement lacking interest simple corny serious common or garden lustreless mindless pallid non-stimulating pedantic heavy-going static hack flavorless toneless overused watery overworked forced passionless moth-eaten well-worn sleepy undistinctive unspirited quiet unproductive deadening hollow mainstream milk-and-water innocuous vacant flavourless familiar sapless prolix stagnant dragging neutral dismal hoary so-so garden variety cut-and-dry cut-and-dried standard-issue trivial timeworn time-worn cliché-ridden one-horse worn out a dime a dozen OK truistic old hat generic played out dead-and-alive lowly miserable sedate pompous difficult unlively unpassioned bummer drag cloying drear bomb over-serious menial disheartening unsatisfying demoralizing unfulfilling unromantic indistinct not fun uninterested tepid annoying irritating unspecial clumsy unnatural awkward artificial usual thing long-winded lethargic earthbound stolid solemn trying frustrating overlong worn-out puerile boresome vexatious formal inert uncreative droning bleak dowdy yawn producing sombre somber slack mortal poky snooze matter-of-fact depressed verbose demoralising run of the mill crude meagre simplistic meager endless half-pie without variety cardboard straightforward tasteless backward nitty-gritty terrestrial weighty unexceptionable cold unobjectionable harmless unprogressive inactive reiterated samely monotonic all the same recurrent sing-song unchanged anodyne heavy going safe backwoods comatose unfeeling mat unexpressive matte unexcited dulled halfhearted diluted modest inexpressive emotionless lacking vitality passive stereotypical not so hot uninflected workday overdone businesslike homespun indifferent boiled down without punch two-dimensional general unseasoned whitebread unpalatable blind useless hard to digest flat as pancake middling unpretentious long-drawn-out behind the times shopworn cliche obligatory cornball musty hackney cobwebby puts one to sleep futile slothful spent waterish nerdy wimpy unappealing homely fair dime-store namby-pamby vain profitless passable facile noplace dumb hokey cornfed tripe diddly practical actual practicable prose yawn clean lead balloon out of date blank deadpan humble suburban outdated old-fashioned unrewarding outmoded run-of-the-mine medium tolerable run-of-mine second-class second-rate archaic obsolete defunct dime-a-dozen not bad indistinctive faceless noncommittal accustomed extinct fruitless worthless antiquated antediluvian plastic unnoteworthy inferior garden mean superannuated neither one thing nor the other matter-of- fact passé aimless valueless unprofitable purposeless ineffectual otiose unavailing unsuccessful bootless inefficacious ineffective abortive antwacky out of the ark cut and dried unfruitful unfilled unprolific clear unsavory unsavoury unappetizing forgettable mild savorless half-hearted distasteful inedible poor insignificant uneatable pale uninviting inadequate not much cop languid beige nothing to get excited about pathetic etiolated nothing special soft subdued drivelling driveling unobtrusive unimpressive unostentatious unadorned watered-down bush-league savourless intermediate puny disagreeable ten a penny off-putting unpleasant revolting disgusting unattractive nauseating sickening unoffending unimportant frail restrained peaceful yucky gentle institutional unadventurous derived uninventive indecisive sick-making gross discreet enervated washy understated inconspicuous unemotional unnoticeable subtle flat tire low-key elementary unembellished bog standard middle of the road impotent powerless vigourless unflavoured sour bitter spiceless clinical least Milquetoast unimpressed unmoved heavy-handed vague achromatic indeterminate indistinguishable undefined abstract unfateful noneventful inconclusive rancid horrible unartistic nebbish fatuous tenuous slight wan unsentimental unvarnished unpoetic literal factual amateurish amateur neglectable negligible boilerplate phoned in basic no-frills spineless effete plain-Jane unextraordinary off-the-shelf foul-tasting indigestible jake sickly weak-kneed wet limp-wristed irrelevant inconsiderable paltry fair to middling inconsequential piddling immaterial irresolute loathsome repugnant meaningless whatever unenthusiastic not very good wimpish nerveless invertebrate weakened weakling ignorable foul nasty vile widespread stark nameless lukewarm regimented of little consequence of little importance of no consequence not worth mentioning of no importance of no great concern of no account noisome wavering cowardly vacillating obvious matter-of-course starch natural prevalent governmental utilitarian corporate functional rudimentary ugly unkind coldhearted anaesthetic insensitive insensible impassive indolent lazy anesthetic innocent folksy inelaborate pure and simple normophilic uncluttered unornamented austere rustic your basic uncomplicated unelaborate undecorated familiar tune boiler plate peaceable reserved retiring invisible unshowy circumspect relaxed standard issue downbeat blending into the background nonprovocative innoxious played down out of sight in the background soft-pedaled tasteful toned down non-aggressive non-violent benign white non-combative hurtless light conservative pleasant calm friendly sober repressed unflashy low-keyed toned-down

Verb

Present participle for to lower the morale of
disheartening discouraging depressing dejecting demoralising demoralizing deterring dismaying dampening daunting disappointing unmanning unnerving casting down chilling chillin cowing crushing damping dashing frustrating saddening sapping shaking subduing throwing undermining disinclining making dejected making downhearted bringing low knocking sideways knocking for six throwing cold water on giving someone the blues pouring cold water on knocking the stuffing out of distressing oppressing upsetting weighing down desolating enervating burdening bringing down afflicting troubling bothering bumming out weakening getting down making despondent grieving making sad aggrieving disturbing making gloomy putting a damper on perturbing humbling ailing chagrining trying vexing mortifying bugging abashing disparaging psyching out devitalizing beating down making unhappy weighing heavily on enfeebling disempowering humiliating abasing tormenting irking debilitating disconcerting deflating harrowing paining putting off getting to breaking one's heart making someone fed up hanging over deadening intimidating overwhelming suppressing defeating overcoming overpowering destroying breaking annoying shattering exasperating crippling extinguishing squashing wearying irritating fazing quashing flattening appalling dulling chastening harassing narking hurting putting down making miserable haunting reducing to tears hacking off dampening spirits dragging down making blue making desolate bringing one down turning one off casting a gloom upon putting into a funk bringing tears to your eyes causing suffering to making your heart bleed breaking someone's heart dissuading emasculating flooring clouding demotivating dispraising discomforting devastating getting someone down desiccating gelding dehydrating petrifying castrating lobotomizing making dispirited making crestfallen indisposing casting a shadow subjugating lowering stifling lying lying heavy on preying on diminishing squelching smothering downing deploring pressing dumping shaming worrying quelling curbing ruining throwing a pall over infuriating angering degrading busting damping down bearing down on taking the heart out of vanquishing demoting smashing overawing casting a gloom on maddening torturing casting a pall over impairing disrating incapacitating reducing downgrading draining souring dissatisfying embittering aggravating concerning prostrating scaring repressing frightening awing alarming deprecating aweing drooping confusing weighing bullying impoverishing taming miffing beating dragging darkening wounding agonizing agitating stinging running down routing discommoding pestering plaguing gnawing at stressing discomposing causing to lose heart racking agonising burning up riling straining fretting breaking the heart of causing anguish to making wretched galling driving mad driving crazy making discontented cutting to the quick displeasing keeping under rattling winding up harshing someone's mellow bearing down bringing to ruin causing instability disorganizing unzipping jumbling disarranging muddling discountenancing unsettling embarrassing snarling unglueing ungluing disordering nonplussing bringing someone to their knees knocking the wind out of giving someone the hump melting softening touching harshing one's mellow sending up taking apart blowing out blowing up snubbing belittling debunking taking steam out arousing sympathy tugging at someone's heartstrings arousing pity tugging at the heart shooting down puncturing balloon taking down knocking down cutting down to size letting down easy taking the wind out of somebody's sails taking the wind out of someone's sails letting wind out of sails taking down a peg or two

Verb

Present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
unnerving daunting discouraging demoralising demoralizing dismaying disconcerting disheartening upsetting frightening shaking unmanning alarming flustering rattling confounding cowing dejecting perturbing agitating discomfiting discomposing distressing disturbing fazing throwing unsettling disarming disquieting intimidating jolting ruffling startling chilling chillin discombobulating frustrating panicking stunning stupefying taking aback unhinging bewildering buffaloing distracting enervating enfeebling flooring needling nonplussing riding sapping scaring spooking surprising uncalming undermining weakening worrying shaking up bowling over getting to putting into a flap setting back throwing into a tizz throwing off throwing off balance giving a turn psyching out putting someone off their stroke putting the wind up causing someone to lose their composure disappointing disgruntling vexing chagrining depressing letting down appalling saddening abashing disillusioning disenchanting putting off disobliging deterring overwhelming consternating thwarting baffling pouring cold water on throwing cold water on horrifying palling tiring bothering shocking concerning discountenancing troubling dashing casting down dampening the spirits of shattering the illusions of bumming out dashing the hopes of dashing hopes embittering distempering terrifying frazzling alaruming hagriding ailing flurrying paralysing exercising undoing derailing discomforting fussing pothering affrighting flummoxing perplexing freaking out terrorising snafuing weirding out mystifying paralyzing puzzling embarrassing terrorizing dumbfounding knocking sideways filling with consternation screwing up lousing up knocking for six messing up fouling up mucking up giving someone a turn putting the wind up someone throwing into a tizzy awing aweing browbeating subduing petrifying bullying confusing frighting overawing bulldozing scarifying repelling stiffing astounding striking terror into scaring away scaring to death scaring off curdling the blood making teeth chatter chilling to the bone making blood run cold making nervous staring down putting off balance outstaring outfacing standing up to mortifying impressing pressuring pressurizing blinding someone with something taking someone's breath away annoying making anxious making uneasy throwing into panic pressurising destabilizing unbalancing muddling scaring stiff scaring witless irritating filling with fear freezing your blood scaring the bejesus out of getting the wind up throwing into a panic giving someone goose pimples destabilising blinding making one's flesh creep putting the fear of God into giving someone the heebie-jeebies scaring the pants off making your blood run cold giving one the creeps throwing into a fright chilling someone to the marrow scaring someone out of their wits making your hair stand on end throwing into a blue funk scaring the living daylights out of scaring someone half to death making someone jump out of their skin pulling the rug from under pulling the rug out from under making one's blood run cold scaring the daylights out of making one's hair stand on end

Antonym of dispiriting

dispiriting Idiom, Proverb

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