Synonym of enervating

Alternative for enervating

enervates, enervated, enervating

Synonym: faze, unnerve, unsettle,


Physically or mentally demanding
taxing arduous burdensome demanding exacting onerous laborious challenging heavy punishing sapping stressful tiring tough trying wearing back-breaking hard rigorous uphill difficult draining exhausting exigent grueling gruelling killing persnickety strenuous stringent toilsome wearisome crushing disturbing grievous murderous oppressive tedious troublesome weighty fatiguing wearying grinding debilitating crippling tiresome irksome severe harsh relentless backbreaking brutal knackering testing hellish stiff rough rugged unsparing weary cruel formidable harrowing excruciating nerve-racking prostrating worrying tense traumatic anxious grim drudging depleting unremitting fraught pressured vexing frustrating enervative exasperating bothersome agitating hectic sticky vexatious herculean tall moiling effortful boring sweaty hellacious labored Herculean Augean laboured painful anxiety-ridden punitive inexorable shattering fierce ponderous bruising dour torturous dogged serious extreme tortuous slow uncomfortable agonizing agonising slavish unbearable toilful wretched difficile exerting killer pick-and-shovel tough going energy-consuming protracted operose worksome wicked lengthy hardworking tricky distressing thorny awkward hairy upsetting unpleasant worrisome problematic daunting knotty prickly grave concerning troubling forbidding nasty unsettling galling harassing delicate bitter inconvenient niggling disquieting vigorous annoying alarming dodgy disagreeable ticklish perturbing ambitious problematical awful irritating aggravating intolerable mean dire dangerous sensitive dismaying distressful no picnic scary unforgiving intimidating colossal bleak critical tormenting harrying hostile maddening precarious hazardous controversial nagging painstaking complicated inhuman involved strict intricate spartan complex hardhanded touchy pestilent tricksy spiny catchy cumbersome searing anxious-making superincumbent discomforting mighty terrible nettlesome intense merciless gargantuan imperious hefty chancy austere perilous troublous pesky dreadful tight plaguy pestiferous pestilential discouraging excessive pressing carking murder perplexing baffling dark unnerving vexed lamentable jarring overwhelming convoluted unfriendly energetic upstream ugly impossible unyielding staggering iffy gigantic titanic really hard very hard bad infuriating frightening dismal rankling discomposing appalling unkind infernal irking Sisyphean embittering deplorable atrocious abrasive riling monumental puzzling steep time-consuming chafing nettling peeving incommodious confounded repressive immoderate disheartening nerve-wracking high-impact headache restless risky shocking domineering unfair rowdy impressive despotic savage backbreaker heartbreaking tragic rebarbative cussed pesty plaguey solemn unstable rocky ominous afflicting immense dispiriting heart-rending almighty dubious suspect questionable unfortunate prohibitive regrettable major menacing a stinker of a woeful busy dicey threatening heartrending high-pressure huge powerful unreasonable stretching searching physical exorbitant massive straitened a nuisance uncharitable withering apprehensive an imposition unrelaxing paradoxical mammoth unrelenting responsible thoroughgoing overburdening strained nail-biting grating provoking objectionable displeasing forceful heroic courageous repugnant careful hypercritical thorough precise nit-picking very difficult echinated briery stimulating pointed enraging unwelcome antagonizing overtaxing overpowering plodding creepy nervous uneasy no piece of cake large order heavy sledding like herding cats disappointing awesome demoralizing by the book terrifying panicky gut-wrenching teasing festering antipathetic insufferable ghastly foul horrible rotten horrid vile sad tyrannical disconcerting unsatisfying unattractive antagonising considerable disastrous significant life-threatening acute frightful horrendous abominable dictatorial autocratic consequential enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall easier said than done torturesome drudgy vicious hurtful scabrous uphill battle unendurable hard-won marathon problem not easy like getting blood out of a stone ferocious undemocratic unjust draconian treacherous vulnerable aggressive bold sobering big intensive peracute tyrannous grotty off-putting shameful outrageous heinous daring grandiose authoritarian iron-fisted parlous glaring egregious overbearing pitiless ruthless coercive anti-democratic industrious lousy beastly unsafe unsound fearsome mean-looking fazing high-handed overweening peremptory grand elaborate extravagant intrepid frantic chaotic insecure unpredictable shaky gnarly racking gloomy sombre ironhanded rough going depressive heavy-handed somber depressing confining from hell chastening monstrous tragical iniquitous nefarious unlucky flagrant gross pretentious visionary lofty active eventful frenzied frenetic lively demoralising touch-and-go fraught with danger high-risk flagitious magnificent turbulent villainous harmful pathetic offensive pitiful large-scale a bummer of a flustering animated madhouse tireless full tumultuous riotous furious bustling wild importunate full on unruly spirited action-packed bumpy raucous intractable undisciplined infestive ungovernable damaging messy disorderly uncertain nice unsteady capricious temperamental mercurial changeable inconstant volatile fickle variable


Causing weariness through being boring or monotonous
tedious boring monotonous mindless mundane tiresome uninteresting wearisome dreary dull humdrum pedestrian banal colourless drab insipid laborious lackluster lacklustre leaden monochrome plodding ponderous prosaic slow soporific tired tiring trite unexciting uninspired uninspiring unvaried unvarying vapid wearying bland characterless colorless flat heavy overlong draggy drudging fatiguing jading jejune lifeless mechanical monochromatic numbing old prolix prosy routine stale stodgy stuffy arid bromidic common commonplace dragging dreich dry dullsville dusty exhausting hackneyed interminable mortal pabulum poky samey snooze uneventful weariful weary depressing dismal endless nothing nowhere repetitious stupid tame unenjoyable unentertaining mind-numbing run-of-the-mill lacking variety deadly dull ho-hum as dry as dust dull as dishwater ho hum long-drawn-out big yawn unimaginative spiritless blah unremarkable ordinary sterile repetitive wishy-washy dead workaday vanilla everyday vacuous weak feeble unoriginal unstimulating plain anaemic derivative barren turgid bloodless dry as dust limp anemic deadly platitudinous soul-destroying nondescript usual quotidian zero wooden hacky lame torpid mediocre banausic dim conventional laboured labored inane unchanging featureless zestless stiff pallid unanimated watery milk-and-water innocuous lustreless predictable inoffensive pointless stock stereotyped unexceptional apathetic soulless irksome clichéd sluggish antiseptic vacant long-winded treadmill dull as ditchwater neutral well-worn corny plain vanilla heavy-going common or garden toneless static matter-of-fact stilted day-to-day uniform unmemorable nothing to write home about empty normal unrelieved quiet overused monotone passionless expressionless middle-of-the-road threadbare hack tasteless listless muted overworked ornery namby-pamby moth-eaten flavourless lusterless lacking variation uncreative flavorless difficult drivelling driveling serious no great shakes truistic gray grey not up to much timeworn cliché-ridden undistinguished square worn out old hat played out pedantic run of the mill non-stimulating customary trying typical regular sleepy familiar unproductive droning unobjectionable forced undistinctive average hollow plebeian safe white-bread desolate garden-variety unadventurous yawnsome sapless stagnant downcast unpalatable heavy going lowly fuddy-duddy trivial one-horse hoary so-so lacking excitement lacking interest ineffective unromantic stereotypical shopworn cliche obligatory musty hackney cobwebby time-worn worn-out dead-and-alive a dime a dozen flat tire miserable long usual thing prosing menial slow-moving slow but sure steady longwinded annoying irritating bummer drag cloying drear bomb clumsy unnatural awkward artificial stolid solemn boresome vexatious unspirited disheartening unsatisfying demoralizing unfulfilling unlively unpassioned indistinct nitty-gritty terrestrial wordy not fun uninterested tepid lethargic deadening formal puerile frustrating drawling crude meagre simplistic meager staid unexceptionable workday slack verbose cardboard depressed unmodulated undemonstrative bleak dowdy inert over-serious raw dispiriting wintry wintery sorrowful damp oppressive windy weighty unartistic uninventive unfeeling mat unexpressive matte unexcited dulled backward least Milquetoast unfateful indecisive noneventful unnoteworthy inconclusive sombre somber half-pie bog-standard OK straightforward poor half-hearted inadequate cautious down-to-earth factual unprogressive inactive uninflected automatic garden variety cold backwoods comatose demoralising derived circumspect unseasoned whitebread blind without variety unimpassioned harmless soft mild nebbish beige fatuous tenuous slight subdued mainstream inexpressive emotionless lacking vitality passive prudent reiterated samely monotonic all the same recurrent sing-song unchanged anodyne halfhearted diluted not so hot hard to digest robotic brainless waterish nerdy wimpy unappealing cut-and-dry standard businesslike cut-and-dried standard-issue chary cliché useless two-dimensional behind the times overdone boiled down without punch attentive literal-minded no-nonsense lead balloon futile bathetic set imitative incomprehensible inarticulate incoherent flat as pancake slothful spent timid cornball puts one to sleep vain profitless out of date diddly practical actual practicable simple prose yawn clean formulaic passable low-grade outdated gingerly considerate careful heedful wary calculating dime-store level-headed unsentimental hard-headed old-fashioned dense unreadable outmoded archaic unrewarding facile noplace dumb hokey cornfed tripe obsolete conservative defunct undemanding extinct antiquated devoid of feeling devoid of emotion antediluvian fruitless worthless badly written superannuated unenterprising passé matter-of- fact aimless valueless unprofitable purposeless leery antwacky out of the ark cut and dried ineffectual otiose unavailing unsuccessful bootless inefficacious abortive literal unfruitful unfilled unprolific clear hicksville deadsville dragsville


Present participle for to cause to become physically weaker
tiring weakening debilitating exhausting fatiguing sapping devitalizing enfeebling incapacitating prostrating wearying draining indisposing wearing out etiolating frazzling immobilising immobilizing paralysing pooping shattering softening unnerving wasting knackering making feeble making weak torpefying depleting disabling doing in jading knocking out laying low paralyzing undermining vitiating washing out fagging out putting out of action sapping your strength taking it out of one wearing to a frazzle overtiring tiring out crippling taxing overtaxing bushing whacking taking it out of wearing down wearing busting tuckering out killing breaking outwearing impairing petering out pooping out tuckering harassing attenuating diminishing reducing conking out doing up overworking blunting sinking flagging handicapping ruining wrecking eroding destroying dropping impoverishing straining emasculating overexerting overextending overfatiguing hamstringing drooping succumbing languishing fizzling running ragged sucking dry marring hurting harming unstrengthening depressing withering disempowering lessening lowering eviscerating diluting drawing bankrupting overdoing rendering infirm bedraggling sagging extenuating failing paining disarming using up shrinking making weary making powerless sapping the strength of making tired watering down damaging eating away mutilating maiming inactivating shagging out draining of energy kiboshing shooting down unfitting rendering incapable mangling taking out sabotaging totalling throwing monkey wrench in battering pinioning spoiling hocking totaling unbracing hogtying hogtieing muzzling unhinging sickening subverting exenterating disemboweling disembowelling making sleepy taking burdening plaguing laming emptying exasperating bonking drowsing wearing away wearing on hitting the wall hampering injuring encumbering hindering atrophying oppressing weighing fading glutting bleeding rendering powerless making unfit restricting spiking rooting getting the better of nearly killing wiping out causing ennui growing tired depriving shrivelling emaciating shriveling losing interest fainting folding overburdening collapsing wilting overstraining ennuying wearing oneself to a shadow running into the ground consuming wearing oneself to a frazzle felling flooring gnawing corroding giving out going stale growing weary confining to a wheelchair confining to bed putting to sleep levelling leveling downing making feebler contracting boring decreasing reducing the power of depriving of force overthrowing mowing defeating knocking down removing the sting from reducing the powers of pulling the teeth of knocking over mitigating deflating thinning adulterating lightening soothing assuaging devaluating tempering offsetting abating rarefying calming dissipating constricting mowing down bowling over bowling down making helpless making impotent bringing someone to their knees bringing low taking the edge off halting stopping jamming disenabling deactivating freezing clamping preventing from moving actioning preventing from working invalidating bringing to a standstill making inoperative bringing to a halt disqualifying rendering inactive arresting tying rendering inoperative flattening decking toppling bringing down knocking to the ground grounding KO'ing throwing down throwing to the ground laying out knocking for six striking down knocking unconscious kayoing overturning throwing appalling palsying putting down cutting down bringing to the ground knocking into the middle of next week catching off balance hobbling spilling upsetting disfiguring laying someone up tumbling picking off tipping over dismembering stifling defacing dislimbing sidelining upturning pulling down tripping making lame scattering tackling overcoming overpowering shoving unbalancing setting down tripping up hurling to the ground running over running down numbing stunning demolishing transfixing stupefying deadening daunting defusing petrifying dazing closing bemusing nonplussing anaesthetizing astounding anesthetizing benumbing poleaxing straightening rolling grading laying debasing plastering flushing abrading spreading out ironing out beating down rolling out stopping dead bringing to grinding halt making nerveless shutting down making inert knocking off your feet making harmless stripping subjugating skinning making safe rendering defenseless unarming subduing deescalating neutralizing removing the fuse from occupying disbanding neutralising


Present participle for to deprive of emotional or intellectual life, energy or vitality
castrating gelding devitalizing petrifying lobotomizing desiccating dehydrating damping deadening dampening dispiriting dismaying demoralizing discouraging daunting dejecting disheartening demoralising weakening depressing crushing shaking sapping chilling chillin cowing unnerving subduing upsetting unmanning frustrating undermining enfeebling casting down humbling saddening throwing distressing perturbing debilitating weighing down disturbing psyching out knocking sideways knocking for six knocking the stuffing out of overwhelming oppressing troubling suppressing disconcerting defeating ailing overcoming overpowering breaking desolating intimidating rattling dashing disempowering wearying extinguishing bothering humiliating crippling abasing unsettling disparaging beating down bumming out dulling fazing nonplussing putting a damper on weighing heavily on getting down bringing down making someone fed up pouring cold water on throwing cold water on getting to giving someone the blues emasculating destroying grieving ruining trying afflicting degrading busting subjugating lowering stifling harrowing burdening draining mortifying tormenting haunting aggrieving vanquishing demoting smashing quashing bugging diminishing squelching smothering casting a gloom upon making despondent beating dragging bringing tears to your eyes harshing someone's mellow running down making gloomy darkening making your heart bleed hanging over making sad bearing down breaking someone's heart turning one off causing suffering to reducing to tears making unhappy making desolate keeping under impairing disrating incapacitating reducing downgrading frightening quelling curbing chagrining impoverishing taming flustering alarming disorganizing deflating unzipping jumbling disarranging muddling discountenancing embarrassing snarling unglueing ungluing abashing disordering confounding routing bringing to ruin bringing someone to their knees causing instability bringing low damping down bearing down on agitating discomfiting discomposing taking steam out sending up taking apart blowing out blowing up startling disquieting disarming jolting ruffling stunning discombobulating taking aback stupefying panicking unhinging casting a pall over bowling over scaring needling throwing off balance spooking bewildering surprising putting into a flap flooring giving a turn uncalming putting someone off their stroke causing someone to lose their composure buffaloing shaking up worrying putting the wind up distracting throwing into a tizz riding throwing off setting back deterring disappointing making dispirited disinclining making dejected making crestfallen indisposing making downhearted putting down throwing a pall over


Present participle for to have a diminishing effect on
impairing damaging harming marring spoiling reducing injuring undermining vitiating weakening blunting decreasing diminishing hindering lessening worsening debilitating deteriorating compromising enfeebling blemishing bloodying breaking crabbing crippling defacing disabling disfiguring endamaging flawing hurting impeding threatening blighting cheapening debasing destroying devaluating devaluing dinging disqualifying invalidating prejudicing queering ruining tarnishing totalling totaling tweaking unfitting crossing up fouling up losing strength making useless messing up roughing up putting the kibosh on destabilizing wrecking sabotaging subverting jeopardizing impoverishing ravaging disrupting crushing incapacitating wounding trashing corroding afflicting annihilating dismantling corrupting depressing devitalizing tainting sapping inconveniencing blasting withering shocking smashing shattering scorching torpedoing battering taking out screwing up destabilising lousing up shaking up detracting from mucking up jeopardising interfering with smashing up causing detriment to wreaking havoc on doing harm to throwing a monkey wrench into putting out of commission putting out of action sullying defiling infecting degrading staining besmirching dirtying polluting blotting gutting influencing befouling devastating discoloring discolouring warping desecrating demolishing contaminating vandalizing mangling perverting razing smirching vandalising touching cracking poisoning knocking denting watering down blackening bruising leading astray unsettling soiling speckling distorting blotching fouling dilapidating mutilating costing nicking undoing having a negative effect on having a bad effect on wrenching adulterating disfeaturing depraving debauching undercutting manipulating causing the loss of resulting in damage to resulting in harm to causing the sacrifice of leading to the end of darkening lacerating abusing splitting scratching scathing maltreating tearing disintegrating gnawing maiming rusting rotting wronging burning handling roughly stabbing bleaching fading banging up causing injury tampering with wearing away festering playing havoc with doing damage to despoiling playing merry hell with demeaning depreciating lowering driving a nail into the coffin of dumping on doing mischief to wasting disgracing deforming pulling down

Antonym of enervating

enervating Idiom, Proverb

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