Synonym of distracting

Alternative for distracting

distracts, distracted, distracting

Synonym: confuse, disturb, divert,

Antonym: attract,

Adjective

Causing or tending to cause disruption
disruptive disorderly troublemaking troublesome unruly disturbing obstreperous rowdy unsettling upsetting attention-seeking riotous undisciplined fractious truculent turbulent uncontrollable unmanageable unrestrained wild divisive errant misbehaving rebellious uncooperative noisy raucous refractory badly behaved disrupting off-base out of control out of hand out-of-line out-of-order causing trouble wayward ungovernable recalcitrant disobedient intractable contumacious insubordinate boisterous difficult wilful mutinous defiant rough lawless ill-disciplined headstrong contrary willful uncontrolled naughty mischievous froward violent anarchic irrepressible incorrigible loud uproarious stroppy chaotic delinquent rumbustious perverse untoward rampageous unbiddable rollicking rude rascally roguish roisterous rambunctious clamorous lawbreaking rackety awkward rebel recusant incompliant balky restive bolshie intemperate uncompliant impish bad exasperating impossible self-willed tumultuous robustious knockabout hell-raising aggressive rioting ugly anarchical noncompliant pugnacious tough incontrollable belligerent stubborn insurrectionary unbridled trying loudmouthed playful tricksy puckish brattish scampish prankish mean gallus fiendish wanton wrong insolent impudent badly-behaved full of mischief devilish ill-behaved limit obstinate brutal non-compliant nonobservant exuberant robust loutish resistive vicious untrained roughhouse unsteady capricious unschooled thuggish hard swashbuckling swaggering cavalier nuts outrageous madcap crazy insurmountable hysterical berserk two-fisted rugged ungoverned inconsistent brawling radge wild and woolly tempestuous vociferous lacking self-control rampaging deranged uncontained immoderate disorganised helter-skelter disorganized disordered revolutionary turbid hedonistic rip-roaring roistering raunchy ruffianly artful kiddish thoughtless immature childish infantile ill-natured inconsiderate sly disrespectful frolicsome foxy bothersome screaming booming strepitous piercing blusterous raising Cain raising the roof antisocial misbehaved unlawful insurgent dysfunctional seditious indisciplined impolite wicked annoying sinful termagant teasing worthless drunk evil whiny petulant problematic out-of-control socially impaired troublous maladjusted confrontational combative argumentative tiresome erratic bold hot-tempered disturbed malicious fierce unrestrainable irksome scrappy pesky uncontainable sullen cantankerous peevish hostile undisciplinable nasty wearisome demanding bellicose indocile bad-mannered lively romping heedless reckless on-a-tear impulsive impetuous impervious drunken opinionated rash bawdy ornery imprudent forward inexorable unyielding assertive quarrelsome out of line clangorous resounding strident blaring deafening clattering thunderous uninhibited thundering ringing harsh blasting roaring sonorous clattery stentorian earsplitting plangent slam-bang ear-piercing high-spirited vehement animated excited shrieking spirited shouting energetic cacophonous ear-splitting reverberating frisky active gruff vigorous merry jovial agitated stormy restless callous cheerful vociferant vocal severe rough-and-tumble criminal rampant passionate insistent frenzied stern forceful in turmoil reverberant carrying full-throated heavy blatant emphatic deep resonant intense ear-popping lusty powerful forte full turned up chattering rootin'-tootin unquiet overexcited bouncy brash talkative ebullient vibrant brusque gleeful inharmonious abandoned bawling confused dangerous jarring in high spirits importunate raging effervescent over-the-top full-on clamorsome unconstrained unchecked unhindered unconventional uncurbed unbounded overpowering unstable unfettered extrovert hardened irregular rowdydowdy ear-shattering dinning explosive roller-coaster unsettled licentious corybantic incautious profligate irrational echoing fulminating strong crashing blustering rich big pealing wakes the dead high-sounding rotund full-mouthed loud-voiced threatening thrilled raving outspoken storming fiery shaking amusing perturbed demonstrative entertaining untamed funny bitter witty destructive overwhelming mighty extremely noisy tremendous almighty giddy flighty full of conflict full of confusion full of upheavals slapstick very loud joyous jaunty carefree hearty farcical clamant cavorting sprightly sparkling jolly at full volume droll vivacious mirthful jocular full of ups and downs strenuous raw casual crude crass coarse offending devil-may-care sportive hectic frank earnest eager candid forthright open plain-spoken direct sinning rollicksome fun-loving lighthearted thumping ripping joyful happy glad head-splitting erring aberrant deviant harum-scarum yawping yauping ranting enthusiastic vociferating caterwauling loud-mouthed yowling squawking wacky culpable transgressing guilty full of beans frantic tiring exacting straying voluble shrill eventful arduous frenetic challenging clearly audible laborious exhausting unorthodox shifting stray hilarious deviating miscreant heretic devious fallible off straight and narrow unreliable meandering errable testing unsparing taxing flustering burdensome madhouse tireless furious bustling fortissimo sharp onerous full on wearing imperious busy action-packed bumpy strict uncompromising firm unfeeling cruel unfair abrasive ruthless unjust excessive unbending unkind unrelenting heartless rigorous insensitive unsympathetic savage curt extreme merciless

Adjective

Which catches someone's attention
gripping fascinating riveting engrossing enthralling exciting absorbing arresting compelling compulsive entrancing interesting spellbinding thrilling addictive bewitching engaging unputdownable action-packed captivating consuming dramatic immersing intriguing involving mesmerising mesmerizing stimulating amusing diverting entertaining monopolising monopolizing preoccupying transfixing enjoyable fantasy relaxing fun pleasurable pleasant agreeable pleasing delightful escapist beguiling humorous appealing funny chucklesome delectable happy joyful festive gratifying satisfying delicious hilarious good droll witty comical cool groovy fine great clubbable alluring hypnotic enchanting mesmeric attractive enticing provocative charming thought-provoking magnetic seductive tantalizing readable attention-grabbing irresistible tantalising stirring very interesting magical inspiring titillating dazzling winning curious inviting charismatic hypnotizing viral provoking hypnotising overwhelming profound intense shareable all-consuming enrapturing very exciting powerful refreshing seducing arousing impressive fetching elfin glamourous glamorous luring exhilarating memorable breathtaking astonishing buzzworthy racy challenging inspirational ensational mind-blowing beautiful forcible totally absorbing obsessing controlling puzzling sensual sensuous transporting besetting devouring obsessive strong ardent immoderate dominating raunchy risqué charged salacious edgy ravishing tempting fervid raging deep-seated exhausting burning striking affecting exceptional noteworthy intellectual intelligent eye-opening remarkable vivid intoxicating envigorating galvanising electrifying electric clever easy eloquent ingenious well-written brilliant rewarding smooth worthwhile eventful splashy amazing out of the ordinary rousing worthy of note showy moving meaty vibrant wonderful unique newsy relatable marvelous fabulous prepossessing invigorating piquant spectacular fresh newsworthy portentous trenchant marvellous topical unboring wondrous emphatic galvanizing well written sophisticated cultured highbrowed cultivated serious heavyweight deep learned scholarly heavy literary classical highbrow intellective worth reading easy to read

Adjective

Making or characterized by a noisy outcry
vociferous clamorous outspoken clamant loud noisy obstreperous strident vehement vocal candid direct eager earnest forthright frank loudmouthed open plain-spoken uninhibited blatant caterwauling demanding emphatic enthusiastic full-throated insistent loud-mouthed ranting raucous shouting squawking uproarious vigorous vociferant vociferating yauping yawping yowling boisterous rowdy shrill voluble brash stentorian screaming zealous forceful blunt rackety fervent impassioned fiery importunate urgent fervid clattering harsh heated fierce shrieking blustering deafening riotous keen plainspoken free-spoken obtrusive piercing angry inflamed free round rabid opinionated chattering talkative turbulent roisterous crying scurrilous ear-splitting vulgar bawling expressive articulate bellowing big-voiced bigmouthed obnoxious eloquent facile fluent smooth-spoken glib venting tumultuous leather-lunged resounding clangorous clattery blaring clamorsome repeated strong ardent intense passionate unremitting incessant constant repetitive grating jarring violent powerful rasping persistent iterative screeching discordant flaming forcible spirited stridulous unmusical animated intrusive superheated torrid charged religious emotional glowing warm fanatical feverish perfervid blazing passional red-hot demonstrative hot-blooded warm-blooded incandescent burning clashing rough stridulant ear-piercing unmelodious jangling dissonant unharmonious desperate impetuous frantic hot pronounced potent lively concentrated hyper hearty delirious wild stridulatory stentorious unreserved on the make hopped up honest upfront straight straightforward hoarse stertorous persuasive squawky baying squeaky explicit plain point-blank brusque unguarded unceremonious undissembling bluff unequivocal unevasive unambiguous openhearted forthcoming abrupt artless downright unreticent freehearted square foursquare unconcealed undisguised up-front up front out-front talking turkey laying it on the line straight from the shoulder calling spade a spade truthful sincere guileless bald unvarnished matter-of-fact ingenuous real outright no-nonsense genuine unqualified like it is not afraid to call a spade a spade undiplomatic brutal natural tactless transparent straight-talking straight-shooting bare-faced curt lay it on the line from the hip stark unrestricted realistic clear warts and all rude saying what one thinks categorical simple aboveboard call a spade a spade unrestrained short bold unembellished on the level speaking as one finds gruff naked unadorned sharp terse snippy brazen to the point true to life straight-out on the up and up unfiltered crusty bare impolite snappy uncivil discourteous upright man-to-man undissembled unexaggerated naive unveiled plain-speaking caustic indelicate short-spoken crisp tart point blank straight to the point scrupulous raw true unfeigned not beating about the bush calling a spade a spade specific snappish unsparing distinct severe patent brusk insensitive barefaced easy apparent familiar heart-to-heart unsympathetic brisk straight-from-the-shoulder innocent brief offhand impolitic unaffected literal unpretentious abrasive flat-out unpretending pulling no punches not beating around the bush dinkum not mincing one's words meaning what one says speaking one's mind gritty forward authentic unconstrained brutally honest indiscreet decisive free-speaking unstinting unmistakable communicative unmodified businesslike surly flagrant open-hearted unstudied cavalier fair palpable heartless complete total austere above board churlish no beating around the bush speaking straight from the shoulder clear-cut no lie dusty exact not pulling any punches open-and-shut unmannerly unornamented plain vanilla undecorated definite no holds barred unartificial unartful monosyllabic good-natured genial approachable absolute express threadbare worn patchy out-and-out unbiased unprejudiced friendly trustworthy pretenseless level cheery bearish snippety breviloquent laconic unhypocritical naïve unpretended frontal parrhesiastic peremptory plain-dealing on the square two-fisted laid on the line straight-arrow square-shooting right-on honest-to-goodness no fooling for real open and shut faithful reliable right up front veracious telling it like it is truth-telling righteous true-blue proper just believable precise legit veritable kosher inconsiderate disrespectful critical hard-hitting trenchant unfeeling impertinent unpolished uncomplimentary uncaring unkind thoughtless hurtful uncompromising uncharitable unladylike cruel uncivilized unconsiderate ungentlemanly unfavourable attacking uncivilised scathing biting hostile disapproving uncalled for faultfinding unappealing unflattering insulting unfavorable

Adjective

Deceptive or tending to mislead or create a false impression
misleading false deceptive confusing delusive specious ambiguous evasive spurious deceitful delusory sophistical disingenuous tricky casuistical deceiving fallacious unstraightforward beguiling deluding equivocal mock pseudo bewildering casuistic catchy confounding demagogic distorted illusory inaccurate misrepresentative mistakable perplexing puzzling wrong untrue fake sham fictitious erroneous mistaken bogus phony phoney fraudulent untruthful unfounded imaginary incorrect counterfeit unreal unsound chimerical invalid invented fabricated inexact feigned misguided fanciful insincere dishonest flawed apparent seeming artificial ostensible pretend fishy fantastic illusive imitation suppositious off imprecise concocted hallucinatory forged fictional illogical made up faked pretended imagined unreliable faulty mendacious visionary lying ideal trumped up ersatz affected chimeric assumed counterfactual fictive two-faced dissembling put-on in error hollow phantasmal dreamlike simulated mythical fabulous illusionary devious snide treacherous phantasmagoric guileful shifty without foundation contrived baseless cod not genuine double-dealing whimsical make-believe cunning fantastical pretentious apocryphal notional truthless supposititious queer semblant pirate perfidious phantasmic ungrounded bent dodgy out faux framed iffy duplicitous sophistic blue-sky cooked-up not kosher way off off beam full of holes economical with the truth made-up vain copied factitious fancied improper sly Hollywood plant brummagem crock artful mythic non-existent dicey crafty phantom fantasied imaginal plastic unnatural foxy trumped-up equivocating won't fly soft shell dummy inauthentic sneaky unauthentic delusional not accurate not exact off target way out wide of the mark unreasonable captious unsubstantiated groundless forsworn idle wily mad foundationless unproven unreasoned colored misinformed unsupported uncorroborated untrustworthy scheming hoax ill-founded phantasmagorical reasonless coloured insubstantial glib faithless forced perjurious strained designing without basis mechanical meretricious subtle trick underhand hypocritical falsified underhanded substitute quasi- mythological insidious dissimulating dud askew way off beam abroad perjured hollow-hearted crooked off base prevaricating misrepresenting fibbing inventing misstating falsifying terminologically inexact double-faced off-base Janus-faced phony-baloney double-crossing committing perjury two-timing phoney-baloney malicious entrapping surreal nightmarish psychedelic misconceived deluded quixotic phantasmagorial kaleidoscopic Kafkaesque phantasmagorian bizarre irrational unread mocking adopted improvised fakey unfactual nonfactual impostrous off the mark plausible pseud knock-off pirated unqualified unfitting contrary to fact not true empty ostentatious likely colorable presumable credible probable sophisticated flattering presumptive nugatory superficial amiss untested unverified unconfirmed unwarranted unjustified unattested devised cooked up traitorous seemingly correct deflecting diverting cheating pretending phantasm not the case conjectural not trustworthy off-beam way off-beam so-called actorly quack worthless virtual wannabe would-be self-styled quasi erratic plausible but wrong apparently right nonvalid speculative questionable erring awry defective fluffed jive mealymouthed backhanded unctuous disloyal double mealy gratuitous bottomless tenuous uncalled-for off-target misfigured astray wide goofed misconstrued mishandled miscalculated not real not legit backstabbing knavish commiting perjury swearing falsely bearing false witness wrong number all wet all off legendary dreamed-up as it were to all intents and purposes intangible storybook nebulous hypothetical immaterial theoretical fairy-tale Pecksniffian lip not precise not working at fault out of commission out of line on the wrong track impalpable not backed up by evidence double dealing back-stabbing left-handed slippery slick figmental weird nonexistent romantic reproduction reachy replica aerial out of this world fabled unsubstantial incredible unbelievable Barmecidal Barmecide float diversionary fly Machiavellian cagy shrewd cute cagey synthetic blue sky pipe dream slim carny shonky imitative deep shady wry greasy sharp intelligent witted clever streetwise keen smooth astute mimic man-made not what it is cracked up to be calculating false-hearted uncandid not candid not frank unscrupulous unfrank unfair unveracious oblique indirect not entirely truthful

Verb

(rare) Instigating the curiosity or attention of someone
interesting attracting appealing to drawing engrossing exciting fascinating intriguing tempting captivating entertaining enthralling luring snaring tantalizing titillating affecting amusing arousing engaging gripping hooking perking up pleasing pulling touching mesmerising mesmerizing moving riveting rivetting tantalising turning on beguiling bemusing enchanting grabbing immersing piquing absorbing bewitching floating someone's boat lighting someone's fire occupying preoccupying sitting up tickling someone's fancy arresting busying enwrapping involving diverting concerning charming employing holding consuming holding the attention of delighting entrancing obsessing enrapturing engulfing monopolizing solacing tickling monopolising slaying spellbinding cheering overwhelming committing dominating regaling transfixing possessing disporting recreating burying gratifying throwing wrapping tickling pink holding one's attention taking up catching up gladdening wowing giving pleasure to keeping busy relaxing taking control of attending tickle to death knocking dead making smile filling fixating fixing hypnotizing arousing one's curiosity capturing one's imagination mattering to whetting one's appetite engaging one's attention catching one's eye bedazzling keeping amused catching engrossing oneself throwing oneself into concentrating bowling over getting one's jollies breaking one up fracturing one making happy panicking knocking 'em dead put ting'em away ensnaring getting lost in absorbing yourself in throwing yourself into losing oneself in compelling worrying troubling haunting hypnotising holding spellbound tying up using up holding attention soaking enlisting overcoming devouring disturbing making laugh devoting overburdening overpowering eating up bothering eating away at overloading miring implicating connecting associating embroiling comforting humoring cracking up ecstasizing elating inspiring making merry indulging inspiriting enlivening stimulating humouring satisfying alluring binding participating inculpating linking entailing enmeshing entangling imputing witching killing magnetizing wiling winning over sweeping off one's feet magnetising vamping sending knocking out tickling the fancy of putting under a spell grasping becoming an obsession with taking in getting thrilling rousing enticing seducing stirring galvanizing stirring up provoking galvanising animating exhilarating electrifying prompting inflaming sparking intoxicating encouraging inciting giving someone a kick charging ravishing firing up pumping up giving a buzz spurring goading motivating prodding persuading wooing triggering quickening urging working up inducing teasing inveigling instigating rallying actuating kindling egging on getting going sweeping off feet impelling invigorating driving energizing firing pushing whetting cajoling enthusing initiating rejoicing pricking leading on fulfilling delectating courting giving someone a thrill setting off keying up lighting a fire under envigorating going over big giving someone a charge energising contenting decoying starting pressing awakening pleasuring activating wakening inviting coaxing stinging fomenting generating overjoying impassioning betraying soliciting baiting warming dazzling kick-starting enamoring producing spurring on turning someone on doing it for someone commoving bringing about firing with enthusiasm revving up whetting the appetite of sucking in cheering up touching off getting someone going hitting the spot heartening uplifting vitalizing jolting exhorting brightening agitating lifting propelling enkindling waking causing enamouring precipitating needling buoying elevating fuelling fueling transporting suiting engendering endearing beckoning occasioning tricking astonishing dynamizing rapturing siccing grooving whipping up arriding beginning juicing instilling cranking up putting in motion blowing away leading to sparking off setting in motion steering calling forth making a hit with rooting on taking agreeing with turning one's head putting up to giving rise to drawing one's attention running triggering off making someone feel good putting a bomb under coming on picking up entrapping gladding coming on to inclining digging eliciting stoking evoking giving the come-on to exerting influence on catching someone's eye exerting a pull on making someone's mouth water countenancing favouring favoring making your head spin going to your head flushing promoting astounding amazing acting as a incentive to acting as a stimulus to giving the incentive to fanning the flames of refreshing giving joy to racing one's motor knocking one's socks off revitalizing leading brightening up making content bringing joy to pleasing greatly making a hit with someone giving someone pleasure getting one's kicks bucking up warming the cockles of the heart buoying up giving a lift boosting frenzying pulling in obtaining catching the eye of winning securing roping in bringing in obliging bestirring sharpening dragging training hitting on roping drawing in taking one's breath away jarring taking your breath away burning up bringing into being getting smoking calling into being drawing forth setting going bringing out chivvying nudging exalting pepping making someone pleased making someone glad making somebody's day making someone content snapping up putting zip into revitalising pepping up making very happy giving someone great pleasure annoying irritating making someone feel sexy arousing sexually making feel sexually excited jogging memory reminding crowding sounding jumpstarting creating putting under magic spell forspeaking putting the whammy on bedevilling voodooing capturing bedeviling controlling casting a spell on putting horns on aggravating waking up bringing on influencing getting started showing introducing shocking startling narking infatuating scoring jubilating exulting glorying constraining lashing at freaking out making hit with falling in love with making swaying driving on getting under someone's skin owning carrying away palpating grappling prevailing upon procuring incentivizing planning originating adding fuel plotting hinting rabble-rousing insinuating steaming up setting on suggesting scheming making waves switching on stunning giving a shot in the arm innervating priming frightening zapping fostering wheedling calling firing the enthusiasm of firing the imagination of alerting making wild challenging summoning up heating up convincing sweet-talking smooth-talking batting eyes at prevailing on leading astray dangling a carrot in front of tolling

Verb

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

Antonym of distracting

distracting Idiom, Proverb

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