Synonym of frightening

Alternative for frightening

'fraɪtnɪŋ

n.

the act of inspiring with fear

adj.

causing fear or dread or terror

'fraɪtn

v.

cause fear indrive out by frightening

Adjective

Causing, or capable of causing, fear
scary scaring terrifying petrifying chilling horrifying alarming appalling daunting formidable fearsome unnerving eerie dire direful dread dreadful fearful forbidding frightful ghastly harrowing horrendous horrible intimidating redoubtable shocking sinister terrible traumatic bloodcurdling creepy menacing nightmarish perturbing startling worrying disconcerting disquieting distressing disturbing horrid spooky hairy upsetting awful baleful dangerous dismaying eldritch grim gruesome hideous macabre monstrous blood-curdling hair-raising spine-chilling spine-tingling causing fear horrific grisly threatening atrocious ominous lurid repulsive disgusting unspeakable abominable offensive loathsome weird revolting repellent unearthly terrific odious foreboding unsettling ghostly abhorrent grewsome awesome sickening calamitous evil heinous vile repugnant dark nightmare beastly unpleasant execrable grotesque morbid hellacious detestable bad mean-looking spookish gloomy outrageous off-putting ugly hostile nasty disagreeable nerve-racking disheartening obnoxious from hell overwhelming uncanny depressing bleak bodeful grievous severe ferocious dour dismal ghoulish godawful thrilling strange minatory fierce awe-inspiring cruel haunting insufferable minacious exciting fiendish nauseating glowering demoralizing discouraging supernatural hateful mysterious inhuman harsh inhospitable unnatural unutterable brooding distressful eery hellish abysmal uninviting inauspicious suspenseful unfriendly foul tremendous distasteful louring vicious malignant gross demoralising malevolent shuddersome wretched aggressive lowering austere indescribable wicked spectral woeful venomous mean uneasy exhilarating abnormal unreal other-worldly imposing freakish unfortunate dispiriting terrorizing agitating black terrorising freaky ill unpalatable portentous irksome electrifying shadowy preternatural intimidatory breathtaking ill-boding stern tragic savage rough unapproachable sullen adverse hair-curling glum astounding sepulchral funereal hurtful baneful morose serious desperate grave disastrous obscene tough bitter stark unpropitious bullying pitiless fiery unfavorable unfavourable sick rugged brutal callous tense lamentable lousy egregious unlucky grody cheerless stressful parlous deplorable warning nail-biting worrisome fraught anxious nerve-wracking taxing phantom impressive ghostlike restless nervous objectionable unappealing extraordinary evil-looking powerful discomforting unattractive unwelcoming dreaded difficult minatorial harmful pernicious unsightly doomy surprising solemn wild troubling noxious gut-wrenching rum bizarre cold injurious phantasmal phantasmic deadly malign gory ruinous flinty stunning astonishing amazing staggering gruff ungentle suggestive of evil haunted violent miserable vindictive perplexing troublesome displeasing shady nauseous shameful stupefying annoying aggravating irritating deleterious poisonous mischievous barbaric vexing malicious jarring feral malefic apocalyptic sombre somber murderous untamed dreary melancholic poignant melancholy depressive angry spiteful unrestrained extreme scowling hard sad rotten barbarous unpleasing ethereal white-knuckle despicable brutish steely cutthroat unkind bloodthirsty hopeless uncontrollable sublime repellant bewildering bestial enraged regrettable unwelcome inexpressible adrenaline-charged roller-coaster devilish gripping feared rip-roaring exhilarant rousing admonitory pulse-pounding bone-chilling shivery shuddery Kafkaesque unhospitable unsavoury unappetizing anxiety-inducing pressuring browbeating comminatory cautionary bothersome stirring stimulating awkward embarrassing taboo discommoding nightmarey phantasmagorical fateful overpowering much-feared disadvantageous terribly bad very bad treacherous striking afraid massive discomposing barro distracting cliff-hanging rebarbative uncomfortable onerous lou moody scandalous negative extraterrestrial causing excitement disgraceful heart-pounding strong mighty disgustful loathly alien unsavory untoward exacting challenging fazing ill-omened untold undescribable catastrophic unwholesome all-powerful inconvenient punk excessive unthinkable unmentionable crying pressing cataclysmic critical crucial sinistrous unsafe gut-churning sick-making invincible resolute commanding doughty indomitable icky frozen gnarly sulky deeply distressing urgent heartstopping inconceivable unbelievable anxiety provoking unpromising doomful dishonest perverse blackhearted frowning dodgy drastic not of this world wraithlike disappointing rancid noisome fulsome demonic diabolical twisted valiant unimaginable unexpected crippling devastating irretrievable looming thunderous mephitical irritable agonizing testing unhappy galling troubled agonising revulsive frustrating painful unamusing uncongenial distressed like death warmed up ineffable contemptible glaring depraved uncivilised rancorous viperous nefarious villainous rowdy serpentine uncivilized abandoned unpardonable abject unforgivable demoniac heavenly inappropriate hyperphysical trying mystic magical chronic exigent misshapen malformed brave imminent courageous perilous life-threatening unforeseen jaw-dropping oppressing heartbreaking afflictive too horrible for words indescribably bad beyond description undefinable indescribably wicked indescribably evil beyond words heavy inexcusable much-dreaded unhandsome unbeautiful distorted ill-favored homely teratoid unpretty mutant miscreated shapeless deformed unlovely uncomely insubstantial illusory overhanging approaching sudden jolting dumbfounding flabbergasting dumfounding eye-opening blindsiding remarkable dramatic grumpy indignant temperamental aggravated surly cantankerous aggrieved otherworldly eidolic apparitional holy divine cadaverous deathlike spiritual corpselike wraithy wan pale indistinct vampiric sour crabby ill-favoured odd queer curious maddening panicky exasperating harassing anxious-making dispirited desolate superstitious peculiar paranormal fantastic crawly tenebrous furious murky drab mirthless lugubrious drear gray mournful dingy grey unruly fell evil-intentioned antagonistic ruthless rabid brute merciless unmerciful unhealthy acrimonious hate-filled impetuous raging heartless convulsive truculent delirious incessive inhumane remorseless raving sadistic undomesticated prejudicial detrimental maleficent vitriolic nocuous damaging virulent frantic infuriated crazed mad butcherly rapacious God-awful animalistic primitive tigerish biffo aggers death-obsessed

Adjective

Causing worry, distress or anxiety
troublous upsetting distressing disturbing troublesome disquieting perturbing unsettling troubling worrisome discomforting discomposing nagging worrying bothersome nasty trying annoying irksome irritating aggravating unpleasant vexing provoking harassing difficult dismaying discouraging wearisome alarming tiresome inconvenient painful distressful burdensome disconcerting disagreeable startling discommoding severe agitating ominous depressing foreboding gloomy onerous sinister perplexing creepy hard laborious pessimistic toilsome consequential disruptive impeding intrusive threatening embarrassing prophetic uncertain nerve-racking harrowing unnerving hairy fraught nail-biting nerve-wracking tormenting confronting displeasing hurtful shocking disappointing restless anxious tense nervous uneasy concerning discomfiting devastating off-putting gut-wrenching taxing tough vexatious arduous demanding challenging exacting exhausting punishing tiring gruelling stressful wearing strenuous heavy tricky grueling sticky awkward rough oppressive fatiguing rigorous crushing problematic back-breaking uphill thorny exasperating prickly wearying draining enervating tedious harsh sapping testing delicate knotty grievous exigent ticklish formidable weighty grim dodgy excruciating rugged brutal grinding problematical sensitive traumatic stiff Herculean hellish galling controversial intricate touchy murderous catchy frustrating backbreaking tricksy spiny dangerous maddening cruel bitter infuriating weary complicated tight baffling dire involved agonizing pressured crippling complex critical killing persnickety nettlesome agonising convoluted wicked herculean serious precarious chancy moiling sweaty hellacious effortful labored knackering laboured niggling pesky provocative grave plaguy bleak embittering mean drudging hazardous forbidding ugly stimulating hardhanded inhuman searing relentless tall intractable ponderous pestilent unremitting torturous debilitating bruising enervative hectic awful iffy dark perilous vexed intolerable Augean boring pressing slavish unfriendly toilful dubious energy-consuming difficile anxiety-ridden tough going operose unbearable suspect questionable spartan hostile daunting harrying puzzling scary anxious-making apprehensive hefty mystifying a stinker of a shattering unsparing depleting responsible pointed echinated briery dreadful dour gnawing dogged extreme tortuous slow uncomfortable time-consuming austere cumbersome merciless excessive overtaxing overpowering plodding headache nice risky wretched exerting unsteady unstable inconstant volatile capricious fickle temperamental mercurial rocky variable changeable pestilential pestiferous killer pick-and-shovel offensive teasing importunate protracted worksome lengthy hardworking afflicting ungovernable undisciplined murder damaging repressive rowdy messy infestive disorderly instigative inflaming charged inflammatory exciting instigating inciting piquing incendiary affronting goading insulting agitational agitative edgy in-your-face obstructive irking stringent a nuisance an imposition carking superincumbent

Adjective

Upsetting, or causing anxiety, sorrow or pain
distressing sad grievous painful heartbreaking harrowing dreadful woeful upsetting tragic lamentable unfortunate agonising agonizing deplorable disturbing regrettable distressful difficult pitiful traumatic heartrending shocking worrying poignant disquieting tormenting hurtful saddening affecting unlucky alarming unsettling afflicting stressful tragical afflictive concerning fearful haunting nagging confronting heart-rending gut-wrenching nerve-racking heart-breaking torturous excruciating bad horrible horrendous unpleasant troublesome troubling disconcerting awful horrid irksome objectionable terrible horrific worrisome discomforting miserable rotten distasteful unpalatable severe grim forbidding revolting loathsome perturbing appalling daunting horrifying foul poor execrable lousy harsh vile abominable nasty gruesome dismal uncomfortable doleful bitter ghastly agitating frightful atrocious troublous hairy nightmarish fraught grisly macabre grave wretched monstrous cruel hellacious mean galling hostile oppressed pitiless merciless ruthless bleak vicious impoverished stark hard savage brutal poverty-stricken racking torturing wrenching raging terrifying chilling soaring tearing vexing dangerous humourless detestable irritating sober annoying unsavory mortifying humorless unbearable crummy offensive sombre disagreeable odious repellent repulsive repugnant solemn discomposing unnerving somber displeasing gloomy unsatisfactory abysmal unwelcome icky stinking unendurable dire sickening obnoxious vexatious gross hideous undesirable diabolical lurid disgusting depressing nauseating unacceptable sedate godawful unhappy pathetic abhorrent unappealing repellant uncool uninviting awkward grody yukky grotty ugly yucky sour nauseous beastly uncongenial unlovely unpleasing anguished unsavoury sorrowful off-putting nail-biting nerve-wracking extremely bad piteous moving plaintive tear-jerking touching pitiable stirring cheerless mournful impressive emotional impactful sorry joyless tearful afflicted calamitous disappointing emotive heart-warming tender compassionate sentimental desolating desolate heart-wrenching intense expressive passionate nostalgic grieving warming disconsolate agonized melting evocative disastrous catastrophic tortured racked agonised feeble paltry abject stunning mind-blowing sympathetic wistful responsive rueful forlorn base worthless powerful scurvy uplifting telling soul-stirring arousing disgraceful shabby suffering to be pitied derisible commiserative distressed low meager comfortless small meagre affective heartwarming emotionally moving arousing affect

Adjective

Defiantly aggressive or bad-tempered
truculent belligerent aggressive combative bellicose contentious defiant pugnacious hostile antagonistic bad-tempered argumentative confrontational cross quarrelsome scrappy ill-tempered obstreperous sullen feisty fierce rude surly uncooperative violent agonistic assaultive brawly chippy discordant discourteous disputatious gladiatorial ill-natured militant stroppy unpleasant warlike aggers arsey bolshie itching browbeating bullying caustic cowing cussed deadly destructive ferocious fractious harsh hateful insolent intimidating mean mordacious mordant ornery scathing sharp terrifying terrorising terrorizing trenchant vituperous ready for a fight spoiling for a fight cantankerous contrary threatening on the warpath unfriendly rebellious hot-tempered irascible inimical difficult adversarial fiery captious irritable oppugnant refractory warring nasty recalcitrant fighting choleric malevolent inhospitable contumacious litigious petulant touchy unruly angry quick-tempered antipathetic battling adverse unkind disobedient rancorous unsympathetic offensive negative malicious disputative spiteful militaristic vitriolic disruptive provocative perverse dissenting challenging froward balky polemical factious disorderly cavilling hawkish loudmouthed bitter controversial polemic restive turbulent rowdy insubordinate grumpy warmongering undisciplined wrangling sabre-rattling wayward unmanageable uncontrollable bickering wrathful biffo martial disapproving virulent narky willful uncongenial rough caviling catty jaundiced unsociable unreceptive awkward have chip on shoulder have a bone to pick testy grouchy pettish mutinous snappy jingoistic wild vicious riotous crabby huffy snarly troublesome prickly active wilful unwelcoming resistant ungovernable spirited courageous spunky gutsy noisy unrestrained bloodthirsty intractable untoward rebel recusant incompliant dissentious bold venomous alien adversary excitable raucous querulous tempestuous enthusiastic hot-blooded pushy unpropitious maleficent biting malefic malignant ructious hot flip ardent out of hand salty brawling contending war thin-skinned military out of control dour viperous sour cold errant misbehaving peevish badly behaved at loggerheads on the outs have it in for ill-disposed ready to fight having a chip on one's shoulder up in arms sulky bloody-minded pigheaded thrawn ratty shirty unhelpful acrimonious plucky determined contrarious obstructive soldierly gung-ho naysaying disagreeable battleful sanguinary attacking dissentient poisonous spiky opinionated splenetic abusive miffy exasperated cruel hurtful resentful vindictive nonconforming wrestling tilting skirmishing opposing self-assertive itching to fight assertive snappish cranky fretful mighty peppery soreheaded vigorous ill troublemaking under arms irregular hotheaded opposed oppositional short-tempered radical unsettling disturbing upsetting arguesome ultra-active two-fisted forceful extremist extreme combating impassioned passionate churlish attention-seeking dissident conflicting fanatical zealous embattled distracting declinatory refusing divergent impatient objecting declining warrish revolutionary assertory unwilling adversative accusatorial allergic opposite reluctant at odds oppugning divisive in arms out-of-line disrupting out-of-order off-base looking for trouble noncompliant dysfunctional loud delinquent boisterous uncontrolled tough obstinate foul sensitive naughty ill-disciplined mischievous causing trouble non-compliant vociferous uproarious socially impaired bad trying self-willed impudent tiresome erratic disturbed badly-behaved whiny pesky roguish undisciplinable ill-behaved problematic demanding troublous incorrigible maladjusted exasperating unrestrainable stubborn irksome uncompliant rascally uncontainable devilish wearisome indocile clamorous rampaging daring resisting audacious lawless rambunctious mettlesome lively alive energetic bubbly peppy gritty frisky gutty zestful game hearty intransigent irrepressible roisterous unbridled rackety tumultuous rip-roaring rumbustious full-blooded go-getting high-strung full of pep rampageous roistering subversive piercing screaming booming strepitous blusterous raising Cain disregardful cheeky insubmissive reckless dareful sassy resistive raising the roof malign evil pernicious baleful wicked critical injurious cutting unfavourable evil-intentioned unfavorable harmful acid damaging prejudicial wounding waspish savage despiteful detrimental acerbic corrosive deleterious menacing vengeful counter sarcastic dangerous disadvantageous mortal disparaging dirty barbed tart stinging sardonic sinister noxious astringent bilious low devastating acrid pungent dark acidulous brutal snide evil-minded inconsiderate baneful hate-filled grim severe derisive calamitous cynical uncharitable snarky satirical inauspicious scalding defamatory discouraging scornful tetchy acidic satiric incisive poor forbidding acerb withering rival searing ill-humored ill-humoured uncomplimentary ruinous murderous smart-alecky contemptuous bad-natured mocking vile jeering scorching disavowing furious indignant taunting smart-mouthed moody implacable vexatious ominous snarling nocuous hard dire blistering barbarous unlucky stern inopportune mean-spirited untimely awful smart-aleck revengeful unflattering invasive obnoxious ironical combatant black lousy sneering competing derogatory at war wretched envenomed crabbed objectionable shrewish grudging vituperative undermining unfeeling crotchety dyspeptic grievous unfortunate disrespectful frowning contumelious ruthless joyless distressing keen liverish backhanded horrid scoffing brusque needling scurrilous saucy carping beastly bothersome hazardous repugnant twitting chaffing arrogant austere dodgy disillusioned morose perilous quarrelling clashing weisenheiming regrettable cheerless belittling inimic annoyed hellish censorious disobliging backbiting poison murder unpromising expansionist disaffected irate displeased unadvantageous rotten insensitive tricky infelicitous despicable merciless cataclysmic embittered slanderous pitiless disagreeing offended contemptible damning unforgiving aggrieved enemy inexpedient callous disastrous louring shabby uncaring quarreling intimidatory woeful inconvenient deplorable filthy tight glowering catastrophic brooding sticky minatory heartless ireful terrible pejorative inhuman minacious base relentless thoughtless glum hard-hearted thorny delicate bleak curmudgeonly unappeasable eggy annoying unsafe insidious gross enraged foreboding boot-faced full of hate hairy worrying onerous arduous knotty taxing ungenerous peckish stark coldhearted crippling waxy execrable ignominious dishonorable detestable currish accidentally on purpose inhumane cold-blooded sadistic dishonourable low-down problematical ticklish punishing precarious chancy worrisome concerning iffy not nice low-minded dubious questionable spartan suspect unsparing frosty prejudicious counterproductive spleenful squint-eyed stabbing razor-edged smouldering standoffish bearish of evil intent coruscating burning scowling artful grumbling bodeful scathy strident viperish toxicant ignoble paltry sordid divided split invading compassionless corrupting atrabilious peeved aspersive corruptive sulphurous sulfurous cold-hearted ill-timed corrupt colonialistic imperialistic insulted begruding sore treacherous complaining scratchy dripping venom wrought up prepared for war in the midst of battle at swords' points uncool envious petty unkindly unamiable uncivil ill-intentioned vexed irked piqued irritated carnivorous discontented crusty full of spleen full of gall gloomy temperamental aggravated short-fused on a short fuse incursive hardhearted unchristian galled provoked smoldering avenging sorehead whingy whingeing extremely critical invalidating trigger-happy outraged not conducive inimicable pointed snaky disharmonious insurrectionary seditious sectarian schismatic lamentable dyslogistic depreciative unprofitable depreciatory slighting downside detracting debit-side sparring striking unhappy sharp-tongued on edge unaccommodating uptight discrediting irreconcilable anti assaulting assailing fire-eating headstrong at daggers drawn paramilitary soldierlike battle-hardened lethal incendiary imperilling unhealthy unwholesome imperiling afflictive toxic undesirable feral punitive grudge-bearing unwelcome tragic fuming malcontent estranged insurgent alienated partisan unrelenting unreasonable abrasive serious steely somber unsocial distasteful unacceptable asocial obdurate mulish capricious against on the debit side untamed brutish ill-boding barbaric retaliatory fatal cataclysmal angerful ranting bristly raving psyched up frenzied tense in a temper gruff convulsed arch odious renitent full of dislike loathsome intrusive rapacious humourless humorless desperate nefarious villainous serpentine monstrous depraved uncivilised fiendish abhorrent uncivilized abandoned thirsting for revenge out for revenge tragical heartbreaking distressful heartrending miserable contrariant nonconformist paradoxical pervicacious uncompromising inflexible hardline remorseless inexorable at variance macho sociopathic on the attack wrongheaded converse sombre solemn unfair reproachful condemnatory deprecatory catastrophal dreadful bull-headed pig-headed cross-grained unmerciful unpitying blunt hostile to averse to inimical to opposed to unyielding unsmiling flinty cast-iron ungentle no-nonsense mortified stony criticizing reproving fateful shattering frightful horrible antisocial sworn honest candid unenthusiastic about disapprobatory denunciatory denouncing dissatisfied condemning at each other's throats straightforward realistic beyond the pale disinclined to accept reluctant to accept unwilling to accept dead set against ill-fated outspoken judgmental slating knocking scummy unsatisfactory tardy late malapropos wrong improper unseemly unfit discommodious inadvisable unseasonable unsuited faultfinding unappealing insulting criticising full of reproof ill-advised warts and all straight from the shoulder

Noun

The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats
intimidation bullying alarming browbeating coercion menacing scaring terrifying terrorization arm-twisting domineering pressure pressuring pressurising pressurizing subduing unnerving cowing daunting harassment harrying hounding menaces oppression persecution plaguing pressurisation pressurization terrorising terrorizing threatening tormenting tyrannization bulldozing demoralising demoralizing extortion fear railroading steamrollering threats scare tactics strong-arm tactics force duress constraint compulsion threat enforcement menace influence demand violence obligation persuasion warning commination insistence restraint strong-arm tactic exaction force majeure ominousness ill-omen blackmail fulmination ultimatum pestering nagging goading provocation entreaty badgering fearmongering thunder foul play requirement scare tactic intimidating remark pains conscription ambush terrorism reign of terror power sway imprisonment strong arm threatening remark intimidatory remark hardship captivity confinement incarceration maltreatment victimisation mistreatment victimization discipline detention bondage control strong-arming urgency engrossment prepossession craving monkey hang-up driving exigency preoccupation duty have on the brain tiger by the tail strong arm tactics spur impulsion necessity goad spring impelling motive conscience shakedown extraction rapacity squeezing entrapment squeeze demanding money with menaces administration imposition application prosecution implementation execution fulfilment administering discharge carrying out effectuation pursuance reinforcement enforcing putting into practice prescription compulsory law whip necessitation lash martial law fulfilling fulfillment

Verb

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

Antonym of frightening

frightening Idiom, Proverb

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