Synonym of galling

Alternative for galling

galls, galled, galling

Synonym: bile, bitterness, impudence, nerve,


Annoying or bitterly humiliating
annoying irritating aggravating exasperating maddening vexing irksome provoking vexatious bothersome disturbing displeasing infuriating nettlesome rankling abrasive carking chafing frustrating humiliating nettling peeving pesky pestiferous pestilent pestilential pesty plaguey plaguy rebarbative riling tiresome troublesome trying disagreeable acid afflictive distasteful harassing plaguing unpalatable upsetting infernal difficult grating wearisome unpleasant confounded nagging cussed worrisome distressing awkward burdensome troubling tedious inconvenient niggling antagonizing antagonising disappointing unsettling worrying perturbing unwelcome jarring enraging teasing painful disconcerting wearing irking enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall agitating challenging thorny demanding taxing mean tricky harrying ugly wicked incommodious unnerving objectionable wretched repugnant boring discouraging forbidding puzzling knotty traumatic troublous discommoding bedevilling discomposing discomforting festering antipathetic unpleasing agonizing unamusing tormenting afflicting unsatisfying unattractive impossible punchable agonising uncongenial bedeviling harsh grievous deplorable lamentable problematic concerning sickening accursed disquieting nauseating stupid idiotic discordant onerous grotesque offensive unsuitable inappropriate inharmonious unaesthetic formidable embarrassing weighty insensitive stridulous ill suited stridulent dry harsh-sounding embittering stressful out of place charged tense uneasy harrowing crushing sticky nerve-racking exacting oppressive intolerable tickly flustering torturous discomfiting bitter toilsome prickly fraught dolorous bumpy rough hard testing tough pressing severe hefty exigent distressful confronting distressed itchy uncomfortable scratchy heavy shocking causing discomfort ill-fitting


Causing or characterized by extreme distress or sorrow
tragic unfortunate disastrous dreadful appalling awful catastrophic distressing fatal calamitous deadly dire pathetic ruinous abject anguished cataclysmic grievous lamentable mournful sad shocking sorrowful terrible woeful wretched agonising agonizing devastating dismal doleful miserable moving painful unhappy dejected deplorable despondent distressful disturbing gruesome heartbreaking heartrending horrendous melancholy piteous pitiable pitiful regrettable stirring unlucky vexatious adverse crushing desolate forlorn gloomy grim harrowing lethal mortal deathly destructive fateful hapless ill-fated heart-rending ill-starred troubling unpleasant troublesome bitter irksome severe harsh traumatic discomforting disconcerting stressful grave torturous bad horrible nasty upsetting horrific tormenting distasteful unpalatable loathsome daunting perturbing worrying cruel excruciating ghastly difficult hurtful frightening macabre hard objectionable horrid disquieting worrisome rotten unsettling forbidding revolting horrifying unkind poor execrable abominable uncomfortable agitating atrocious foul lousy vile frightful vexing dismaying afflicting troublous fraught hairy nightmarish grisly sombre repellent unnerving irritating annoying disagreeable repugnant somber monstrous tragical hellacious mean displeasing unwelcome depressing repellant abhorrent uncongenial unpleasing hostile off-putting bleak tough heavy trying exacting taxing unforgiving oppressed pitiless vicious impoverished stark brutal merciless ruthless poverty-stricken savage disheartening discouraging dispiriting disappointing glum mephitical perplexing hellish irritable unpropitious dreary alarming melancholic bewildering sinister depressive revulsive austere frustrating unamusing poignant inauspicious hopeless foreboding aggravating ominous testing parlous distressed sullen morose unfavorable troubled unfavourable cheerless humourless sober crummy offensive odious detestable unsavory mortifying humorless unbearable repulsive solemn discomposing unsatisfactory icky stinking unendurable hideous lurid disgusting nauseating unacceptable sedate abysmal sickening obnoxious gross undesirable diabolical unappealing uncool awkward yukky grotty yucky godawful saddening uninviting grody ugly afflictive affecting sour nauseous unsavoury beastly unlovely concerning nerve-racking gut-wrenching nail-biting extremely bad nerve-wracking heart-breaking


Causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed
offensive insulting rude objectionable abusive annoying irritating displeasing disrespectful derogatory discourteous exasperating hurtful wounding affronting degrading embarrassing exceptionable humiliating impertinent impudent insolent personal provocative provoking slighting uncivil unmannerly vexing censurable coarse contemptuous crude disparaging impolite obnoxious outrageous reprehensible scandalous scurrilous shocking unacceptable vulgar detestable improper indecent upsetting contumelious denigratory defamatory pejorative vituperative uncomplimentary belittling disdainful slanderous deprecatory libellous libelous derisive scornful opprobrious ill-mannered ungracious critical cheeky inconsiderate vitriolic bad-mannered scathing censorious maligning depreciative damaging spiteful audacious derogative vilifying vituperatory calumniatory reproachful injurious tactless detractive catty brash demeaning malicious depreciatory sharp ill-bred fresh presumptuous invective derisory denigrative nasty reviling inappropriate deprecating unmannered scurril truculent scurrile thoughtless sarcastic curt uncalled-for unhandsome malapert mannerless churlish unkind blunt boorish offhand traducing brazen unpleasant short ungentlemanly unladylike ungallant uncouth negative foul intrusive cocky flip acerbic lippy brusque disagreeable arrogant obloquious calumnious insensitive calumniating decrying forward disapproving rough bold abrupt crass gruff surly pert unrefined indelicate sassy ribald obscene ignorant lewd brassy oafish underbred smart-alecky out of line undiplomatic disgracious discrediting blasphemous unflattering violent berating bitter cutting unfavourable scolding distressing venomous dishonouring cruel barbed mean biting detracting distasteful dismissive snide castigating disgusting abhorrent unfriendly uncharitable prying fault-finding unfavorable contemptible deplorable insufferable unwelcome repugnant undesirable saucy graceless harsh upbraiding offending loutish intolerable insupportable dishonoring despiteful malevolent defaming indecorous minimizing malign denigrating mordacious unwanted vicious minimising unchivalrous nosy insubordinate shameless mud-slinging sharp-tongued beyond the pale nervy sullen brazen-faced ungenteel overbearing out-of-line inaffable cavalier peremptory out of order arch wise bold-faced cocksure brassbound smart alecky procacious smart mortifying depreciating familiar repulsive ridiculing supercilious unsympathetic prejudicial dysphemistic epithetical detractory virulent withering judgmental sneering mischievous unsatisfactory diminishing deflating sardonic irritable moody disgustful loathly unbearable painful unceremonious uncourteous maledictory scandalmongering muckraking backbiting ranting denunciatory rustic inurbane crusty gauche sarky maledictive slurring discreditable terse hostile snarky acidulous brass-necked unsubtle exclusive prejudiced unaware groundless low infamous salacious gross scabrous aspersing inhospitable unfortunate loud-mouthed meddling meddlesome inquisitive off base incongruous unsuitable interfering raunchy dirty vituperous smutty filthy stinging self-assertive self-confident loud vivacious untactful Rabelaisian snoopy snooping nosy-parker lacking civility bad mannered un-PC barefaced imperative off-base breezy magisterial dictatorial destructive harmful grievous savage hateful foul-mouthed aspersive caustic pernicious put down libeling debasing injuring excoriating despicable hurting abasing libelling vile shaming malignant reproaching disgracing damning pointed maleficent acid trenchant politically incorrect reproving castigatory mouthy crabbed yokelish bounderish haughty bumptious pompous uppity pushy immodest lordly overconfident lofty superior imperious unabashed proud conceited overweening sniffy presuming pretentious high-handed unblushing smug blatant uppish high and mighty high-and-mighty snooty patronizing highfalutin huffy irreverent assumptive overbold egotistic egotistical hifalutin assuming condescending toplofty flippant vainglorious patronising self-important vain toploftical snobbish boastful arrant self-asserting hubristic snotty cool stiff-necked unashamed masterful stuck-up huffish flagrant unembarrassed high-hat opinionated chesty bold as brass important domineering blustering hoity-toity confident swaggering aloof snippy prideful narcissistic toffee-nosed defiant bossy overfamiliar self-assured mocking boldfaced self-satisfied puffed up bigheaded swollen-headed snobby stuck up bloated ostentatious forceful autocratic scoffing egoistic egoistical pontifical elitist know-it-all swellheaded full of oneself self-conceited biggity smart-arsed facetious assertive self-opinionated biggety cute smart-assed egocentric smarty-pants smart-aleck undisguised affected smarty too big for your boots bragging officious free self-centered self-righteous selfish self-serving self-centred unrepentant cold-shoulder self-affected self-promoting self-engrossed self-congratulatory self-contented self-adulatory self-glorifying big-headed unconcerned orgulous wise guy profane impetuous rash impious aggressive sacrilegious on your high horse overt misbehaved despotic tyrannical hardened abandoned jeering aweless depraved profligate brazenfaced bald-faced unconcealed dissolute incorrigible unprincipled full of yourself showy flashy obtrusive reprobate as bold as brass unchaste immoral fancy-pants sure full of contempt assured without shame jumped up obvious on an ego trip insouciant glib hotheaded impulsive impolitic badly behaved in-your-face fearless witty indifferent authoritarian iconoclastic hotshot presumptive oppressive transparent jocular open precipitate hasty bright whimsical tongue-in-cheek thrusting snippety unshrinking gritty bantam coercive wanton bullish daring irreverential unhallowed ungodly unholy meretricious hard gaudy naked iron-handed humorous forthright low-bred garish bare-faced tyrannous autocratical authoritative tyrannic pushful unapologetic imperial regnant commanding coming on strong too big for your breeches holier-than-thou self-respecting putting on airs blusterous boldface heavy brave plucky bad impish casual temeritous ill-behaved uninterested amoral smart-mouthed combative volatile weisenheiming feisty ill undismayed undaunted throwing one's weight around overhasty previous premature foolhardy unreserved cursory off perfunctory highhanded grandiose spirited uncivilized take-it-or-leave-it pococurante offish uncultured uncultivated raw roughneck tacky cheap common indulgent overindulgent over-free relaxed cynical hypercritical remote swanky tony persnickety unawed unflinching careless frank temerarious standoffish self-aggrandizing loudmouth high puffed-up chirpy dapper dashing keen ill-humored tawdry spunky gutsy ballsy amusing playful uncivilised strident noisy blaring uninhibited naughty jokey effervescent trashy pushing heedless headlong incautious maladroit ambitious overassertive direct dominating heavy-handed corrupt poised composed abashless unaffected unshamed unrestrained frivolous grating jarring overfriendly airy wiseguy aristocratic bullying rejecting contemning averse despising antipathetic scouting repudiating high-flown throwing one's weight about ill-humoured tolerant free-and-easy superficial piercing raucous not backwards in coming forwards overproud dogmatic shallow irresponsible carefree cacophonous deafening jangling dissonant thundering booming shrill over-assertive impenitent remorseless lording it turning up your nose at looking down your nose at ear-splitting discordant preponderant demanding ascendant prevalent stuffy funny comical puckish jazzy tinny light-hearted unfilial profanatory loudmouthed high-pitched metallic flirtatious patent glaring autarchic clever ingenious strict iron-fisted subjugating controlling draconian manifest evident severe dominant strong-willed arbitrary palpable agile highbrowed highbrow bantering apt droll incisive quick adept nimble jesting ready smooth nifty quick-witted unmistakable pronounced conspicuous sheer clear taunting in driver's seat crack the whip straightforward bald outright noticeable undeniable flaunting positive certain rank indisputable cut-and-dried striking unmitigated egregious jaunty hard-nosed temperamental upstage snazzy protrusive deliberate glitzy prominent screaming crying high hat dog it in plain sight smart aleck smart guy smarty pants


Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
demanding challenging difficult exacting hard taxing arduous tough testing wearing formidable gruelling onerous painstaking bruising burdensome daunting debilitating exhausting harsh ponderous rigorous stressful toilsome tortuous torturous uphill agonising agonizing excruciating fatiguing grueling laborious tedious tiresome tiring unforgiving backbreaking brutal cumbersome draining effortful forbidding grievous grinding harrowing heavy hellacious hellish herculean intolerable killer moiling murderous operose oppressive persnickety punishing rough rugged severe stiff strenuous stringent sweaty tall toilful troublesome trying unbearable wearisome wearying bothersome crushing distressful distressing exigent fierce gargantuan grim hairy intimidating jarring knackering painful pressing sapping solemn thorny unpleasant unyielding upstream vigorous weighty ambitious backbreaker depleting imperious killing shattering tricky unsparing back-breaking Herculean Augean energy-consuming time-consuming pick-and-shovel merciless excessive intense mighty colossal extreme impossible titanic crippling prohibitive serious unreasonable exorbitant immoderate unfair inconvenient awkward steep responsible grave irksome overtaxing overpowering vexatious austere embittering plodding headache insufferable unremitting immense laboured ominous labored worksome problematic not easy hard-won no picnic ferocious savage tough going easier said than done vicious cruel difficile unnerving gigantic dicey awful really hard problem hazardous nerve-racking high-impact slavish sticky torturesome unendurable tormenting staggering drudgy marathon like getting blood out of a stone uncomfortable troubling very hard almighty scabrous uphill battle high-pressure discomforting relentless mean wicked boring enervating murder prodigious searching overwhelming Sisyphean monumental dour withering unrelaxing unrelenting hefty mammoth strained dogged slow despotic domineering no piece of cake wretched racking chastening spartan hypercritical thorough precise critical careful nit-picking protracted lengthy hardworking very difficult exerting knotty large order heavy sledding by the book


Rude and unpleasant in manner
abrasive cutting biting harsh rough sharp caustic hard severe tough nasty cruel grating stern bitter vitriolic acerbic annoying brusque brutal irritating unfeeling unpleasant abusive callous curt hurtful insensitive unkind wounding acerb comfortless inconsiderate pitiless unsympathetic aggressive argumentative gruff hateful rude spiky unfriendly hard to take rubbing the wrong way mordant acid corrosive sarcastic scathing sardonic acrid barbed satirical pungent acidulous tart satiric acidic scalding spiteful acrimonious snarky smart-aleck trenchant smart-mouthed smart-alecky venomous malicious vicious mordacious catty stinging keen poisonous virulent critical sarky penetrating incisive piercing pointed astringent searing razor-edged waspish heartless rancorous devastating churlish snide derisory derogatory ill-tempered bad-tempered alkaline corroding sharp-worded angry thoughtless peppery double-edged ungracious offensive dry scornful impertinent irreverent cynical uncompromising firm strict burning forceful heavy excessive ruthless unyielding unbending unfair unjust unrelenting rigorous destructive merciless rowdy extreme savage erosive mean crisp cold squint-eyed withering fierce hostile blistering ferocious derisive scorching unsparing vindictive acute belittling polemic contemptuous rapier-like maleficent mocking violent disparaging malignant pernicious truculent antagonistic malign slashing malefic strong evil-intentioned stringent piquant salty telling malevolent poignant disrespectful vituperative splenetic ill-natured extremely critical ornery insulting ironic austere grim polemical scurrilous sneering blunt short ironical contumelious snappy baleful contentious powerful taunting pithy emphatic insolent jeering discourteous resentful surly envenomed disputatious not sweet cussed exacting vehement controversial unblunted rigid snappish snippy testy acetose disapproving sound vengeful bilious snarling coruscating wicked slighting smart acetic tonic edged overwhelming overpowering distressing provocative salt exciting racy witty stimulating sulphurous sulfurous sour sadistic all-pervading harmful grievous wanton scoffing despiteful cold-blooded backhanded ridiculing bad vitriolous menacing grudging hate-filled evil stabbing injurious damaging irascible twitting saucy needling carping arrogant chaffing captious highly effective vigorous crabbed obloquious foul weisenheiming degrading berating pejorative reproachful obnoxious reviling denigratory uncomplimentary defamatory disdainful unmannerly dripping with malice dirty viperous viperish toxicant forthright driving clear explicit distinct effective uncivil vituperatory calumniating impolite vulgar potent unequivocal edgy dripping venom abrupt full of spleen full of gall accidentally on purpose crushing bad-mannered ill-mannered accurate venomed pertinent razor-sharp offhand meaty meaningful insightful right-on insinuating short-and-sweet legit pregnant belligerent combative defiant pugnacious bellicose in a nutshell on the nose boiled down laid on the line right to it calling a spade a spade on the button confrontational scrappy quarrelsome cross sullen obstreperous feisty uncooperative gladiatorial stroppy agonistic discordant militant brawly assaultive warlike chippy itching arsey aggers bolshie spoiling for a fight frightening ready for a fight deadly vituperous browbeating terrorizing terrifying intimidating cowing terrorising bullying fractious


Arousing revulsion or strong indignation
disgusting revolting distasteful foul repellent sickening gross nasty nauseating obnoxious odious horrid nauseous repulsive horrible displeasing exceptionable horrendous monstrous obscene outrageous repugnant shameful shameless unspeakable abhorrent abominable appalling awful egregious grotty heinous horrific insupportable loathsome offensive repellant reprehensible shocking stinking unpalatable vile vulgar wicked yucky bad contemptible creepy deplorable despicable dreadful execrable grievous gruesome hateful hideous icky inexcusable intolerable noisome objectionable off-putting rotten scandalous sordid unpardonable unsavoury unwelcome detestable dire disagreeable frightful ghastly grisly horrifying sick ugly undesirable unforgivable uninviting unsavory beastly disgustful dismaying evil filthy fulsome grody lousy putrid rancid sleazy tasteless terrible unlikable unpleasant unpleasing vomitous bogging cloying festy God-awful loathly macabre noxious rebarbative scurvy scuzzy skanky sleazeball squicky surfeiting unappetizing yucko yecchy beyond the pale cringe-making gut-churning sick-making stomach-churning stomach-turning vomit-inducing painful flavorless flat afflictive flavourless dislikable insipid yicky savorless fierce distressing intense mighty irksome vexatious agonizing miserable uncongenial unlovely trying irritating annoying harsh unappealing severe harmful yukky difficult uncomfortable acute bitter destructive troublesome crashing injurious invidious bothersome fearful agonising pesky sour gut-wrenching insufferable unacceptable unbearable disgraceful atrocious censurable inappropriate rude iniquitous upsetting sinful criminal opprobrious out of line out of order unsatisfactory infamous disreputable preposterous unwanted immoral ignominious diabolical ignoble very bad unseemly desperate untrue gossiping backbiting crying detracting maligning indecent vilifying traducing detractive highly improper tragic sad disrespectful red hot lamentable senseless inglorious unfortunate ridiculous sorry unconscionable foolish indefensible poor disastrous pitiable wretched discreditable abysmal derogatory discourteous unjustifiable pathetic dishonourable calamitous dishonorable pitiful base grim regrettable insolent provocative impudent hurtful impertinent affronting mournful crummy woeful cruddy heartbreaking degrading wounding provoking insulting slighting beyond contempt uncivil vexing impolite unmannerly villainous nefarious violent cruel unreasonable savage vicious steep ruthless unendurable immoderate exorbitant unfair excessive inhuman flagrant barbaric infernal exasperating impossible unwarranted fiendish OTT extravagant maddening hellacious O.T.T. godawful extortionate uncivilised depraving flagitious debasing extreme uncivilized ungodly debauching corrupt contumelious notorious scurrilous too great malevolent degenerate shaming wanton over the top disgracing


To be irritating or upsetting, typically with repeated or unpleasant acts
annoying harassing aggravating antagonizing bugging exasperating getting goading irking irritating narking nettling peeving pestering riling ruffling vexing frustrating nagging upsetting angering bothering displeasing disturbing hassling incensing infuriating maddening making angry needling provoking teasing agitating getting to incommoding making cross molesting perturbing troubling worrying badgering bedeviling bedevilling breaking chafing distressing enraging frosting gnawing grating harrying henpecking nudging persecuting piquing plaguing riding rubbing up the wrong way spiting beleaguering burning up driving crazy driving to distraction graveling gravelling rankling antagonising bumming out driving mad eating getting at getting someone's goat getting under your skin getting up your nose giving someone grief giving someone the hump hacking off making your blood boil teeing off ticking off winding up cheesing off driving round the bend driving round the twist driving up the wall egging on firing up getting in your hair getting on your wick getting someone's dander up getting your back up hacking you off heating up making someone see red making waves turning off working on asking for it getting on your nerves giving someone the pip putting your back up hitting where one lives putting out miffing rasping offending griping inflaming itching outraging fretting affronting getting across roiling paining hurting exacerbating disgruntling humping tormenting getting your goat wounding rattling afflicting stinging rubbing the wrong way discomposing getting on one's nerves making somebody's hackles rise mortifying disgusting madding iring grieving disquieting aggrieving steaming up enflaming insulting rankling with ruffling one's feathers giving a hard time disconcerting perplexing abrading dismaying putting someone's nose out of joint discomfiting depressing saddening concerning sending into a rage grating on raising your hackles getting your dander up cutting to the quick hounding baiting rattling someone's cage exciting niggling unsettling gnawing at burning trying your patience getting up someone's nose harrowing taunting distracting agonizing flurrying ailing fussing distempering torturing shocking embittering trying empurpling stirring up agonising eating at alarming flustering discomforting fazing unhinging rousing affecting frazzling dissatisfying injuring exercising dissing chagrining dogging discommoding mithering picking on umbraging getting your hackles up wearing on causing offense eating away at confusing slighting confounding unnerving jarring scandalizing repelling discountenancing besetting devilling deviling getting across someone discombobulating disobliging making miserable making wretched disheartening embarrassing pursuing hacking crossing hurting somebody's feelings weirding out freaking out hectoring driving bananas trying the patience of setting one's teeth on edge rubbing you up the wrong way jarring on scandalising getting a rise out of working up making you see red causing anguish to getting someone making anxious giving offence to driving nuts getting someone's wick pricking burdening deranging inciting moving excoriating alaruming hagriding raging festering undoing derailing stirring criticizing disaffecting intimidating devastating inconveniencing excruciating hazing heckling tiring bullying crushing disrespecting cutting crazing horrifying searing racking shaking up nauseating sickening boring zinging pothering grilling scaring browbeating bumming browning off weighing down appalling biting lying heavy on wronging wearing sticking in one's craw whipping up making unhappy acerbating making uneasy arousing criticising driving you up the wall putting down wearing out breaking the heart of causing anxiety puzzling nagging at raising hell making someone's hackles rise getting on someone's nerves getting someone's hackles up ruffling someone's feathers getting under someone's skin getting in someone's hair trying someone's patience getting on someone's tits getting someone's back up prodding irritating greatly aching pressing shaking wigging getting on someone oppressing preoccupying driving insane arousing hostility in souring riling up making you angry steaming messing with messing pushing someon's buttons anguishing besieging cursing frightening startling dejecting compressing squeezing cramping pinching spurring bristling imposing upon putting on the spot causing annoyance to causing resentment to occupying jarring upon grating upon wearing upon keeping after haunting estranging discontenting obsessing eating up boiling making sore blowing up losing one's temper making an enemy of somebody getting on the wrong side of bewildering dazing infesting panicking tangling chiding harming caviling cavilling boiling over causing offense to making indignant causing offence to fraying tattering eroding fuming taking a rise out of starting setting on setting off working into lather slapping guying victimizing capping revolting curdling mispleasing cooling winging sounding disappointing dispiriting interfering astounding complicating intruding getting in the way amazing thwarting foiling examining tweaking quizzing running up the wrong way questioning ribbing bringing down mocking ragging putting repulsing terrorizing occupying thoughts making someone scratch their head preying on your mind finding fault with striking playing dirty tiffing huffing stewing petting ridiculing making someone fed up wearying making discontented becoming bored grating at having had enough losing patience giving the business igniting quickening grabbing attracting interesting motivating awaking absorbing scouring wearing down causing to panic abusing slandering dumping on giving the cold shoulder confronting dispraising giving a zinger casting down dampening spirits breaking one's heart stressing touching crabbing lousing up begrudging hanging up getting even upsetting the applecart grudging discouraging straining dragging down making blue putting a damper on putting into a funk chastening mourning pushing the buttons of thumbing nose at causing suffering causing anguish bleeding causing sorrow lambasting throwing putting off driving you crazy alienating losing the affection of chaffing gibing making it hot for someone hunting terrorising crucifying beating victimising exiling sticking the knife into expelling making things hot for someone dragooning singling out getting the knife into thrilling giving a bad time mixing up making nervous driving out of mind making livid driving you to distraction making somebody's blood boil driving you out of your mind driving you round the bend shattering driving you off your head driving you round the twist possessing gnawing away at wearing away scraping away wearing to shreds biting into chivvying piercing throwing off balance snubbing getting in the hair of razzing taking the mickey getting on the nerves of taking the piss out of furbelowing blustering putting into a flap flooring rattling one's cage putting someone off their stroke frilling cowing disrupting stumping flummoxing throwing into tizzy causing someone to lose their composure fuddling throwing into a tizz slurring giving offence humiliating treading on someone's toes chivying brooding tantalizing interrupting impeding hindering tantalising breathing down someone's neck bending someone's ear carping at intruding upon imposing on upsetting oneself blowing a fuse smouldering causing suffering to hitting hard intensifying fermenting brewing cankering smoldering causing vexation causing bitterness ulcerating ulcering gathering blistering causing annoyance causing resentment nonplussing daunting abashing taxing demoralizing spooking demoralising smiting taking aback blighting fearing sweating mystifying dumbfounding keeping on at weighing heavily on going on at assailing traumatizing importuning chilling chillin muddling making uncomfortable throwing off causing anxiety to traumatising baffling overwhelming dashing addling wringing dunning terrifying attacking preying on hanging over psyching out causing trouble to destabilizing disordering dampening unmanning desolating bamboozling disarranging unbalancing surprising befuddling abasing suffering martyring debilitating feeling uneasy beating down harping on at getting down putting in a spot weighing on causing discomfort to losing sleep destabilising putting to trouble knocking for six sapping facing testing bemusing subduing jeering scolding damaging awing aweing disillusioning stupefying domineering overawing stretching deterring carping draining berating lowering foxing disorienting buffaloing mazing reviling imposing despairing jolting disorganizing scarring scorning pressurizing enervating disarraying befogging reproaching meddling mistreating gripping pressing down on relucting posing muddying picking at disorientating pushing upbraiding stunning turning concerning oneself stressing out making fretful disenchanting taking making self-conscious indisposing visiting pecking at tearing making it tough torturing yourself flipping out taking the wind out of your sails getting in a sweat going to your head weighing balling up knocking sideways getting in a fluster inflicting anguish on punishing turning on tormenting yourself intoxicating leaning on getting in a tizz pulling the rug out from under getting worked up blowing your mind getting in a tizzy getting in a panic pulling the rug from under throwing into a tizzy getting overwrought getting in a flap losing sleep over flipping getting in a lather giving trouble causing concern to causing agony to making despondent niggling at getting in a state making punchy setting someone back on their heels pushing buttons doing in pressurising making a scene getting steamed up letting down buffeting dulling buffetting inebriating exhausting heating hurrying bedogging causing disquiet to recurring reminding insisting stimulating insisting on bustling finding fault giving someone hell putting to some trouble being hurting the feelings of tearing to pieces knocking off balance putting someone off their stride worsting consternating buttonholing blinding resenting shaming unquieting pushing one's buttons making restless staying with coming back to chevying lying heavily on belabouring feeling unwell feeling pain barracking booing making it tough for cutting up strapping doing a number on arousing anxiety in nit-picking deeply upsetting inflicting trauma taking over taking control of throwing a curve knocking props out unstringing sending into a spin putting on edge envenoming rousting grizzling catching off balance dizzying catching unawares astonishing dwelling on biting one's nails getting stressed having qualms tiring out making severe demands on making demands on putting a strain on making flip ventilating bugging up shouting down macerating foraying noodging bullyragging despoiling jerking around knocking the wind out of making your gorge rise harshing one's mellow sticking it to giving it to dishing it out dishing out overcharging paralysing boning leading someone a merry dance playing cat and mouse putting through wringer rubbing salt in wound poisoning accosting obtruding encroaching breaking in demeaning bringing pressure to bear on putting pressure on hissing affrighting grinding dementing jumbling rummaging downing displacing screwing up putting the wind up filling with consternation paralyzing fouling up giving a turn messing up snafuing mucking up discrediting dishonouring ill-treating hurting deeply causing pain to lampooning keying up incapacitating rocking the boat laying up throwing into confusion throwing into disorder throwing into uproar causing inconvenience to creating difficulties for making awkward making ashamed owning showing up disengaging detaching sending over the edge separating disconnecting uncoupling unhitching unfastening deriding shouting at butting in jibing at shouting catcalls at making game of making a monkey of dishonoring putting out of countenance catching one short putting in a hole subjugating suppressing stifling horning in on intruding on butting in on interfering with barging in on entangling hampering inflicting aggressing disadvantaging belaboring bombarding jumping on one's case giving the needle falling on putting the squeeze on falling upon starting in on scratching around ragging on yapping at searching high heaven casting a gloom upon dragging damping running down making gloomy darkening making sad pouring cold water on throwing cold water on bringing tears to your eyes knocking the stuffing out of breaking someone's heart harshing someone's mellow giving someone the blues reducing to tears making desolate bearing down dashing hopes keeping under disparaging catching sweating out befalling wreaking wrecking devitalizing smothering diminishing weakening squelching making resentful jaundicing empoisoning making bitter jeering at sneering scoffing at twitting sledging gibing at sneering at discommodating giving someone bother causing someone difficulty making someone go out of his way extinguishing defeating humbling deadening overcoming curbing quelling overpowering worsening overriding tyrannizing louting twittering disdaining jabbing scouting poking fun at making sport of slamming rallying making fun of flouting swipeing at digging wildering fogging flabbergasting bearing down on casting a pall over damping down enslaving tyrannizing over dominating tyrannising moping obfuscating snowing making rancorous acidulating venoming bittering avenging descending on descending upon bringing down on forcing upon making ill making your head spin stymieing bringing up short causing to be at a stand staggering messing with one's head setting someone thinking sorrowing complaining sighing pining grossing out squicking seizing depredating extorting blackmailing devouring raiding taking advantage of plundering killing feeding on fleecing living off loading living on exploiting consuming grumbling whining feeling unhappy having an adverse effect on striking down going against the grain making unwell causing illness to causing problems disagreeing tensing overtaxing pressuring overstretching causing aversion surfeiting causing to feel nauseous palling offending morals of making sick abominating making someone want to throw up turning stomach cloying on making shudder filling with loathing distressing oneself making a fuss carrying a heavy load taking on eating your heart out getting into a dither sweating it out feeling peeved threatening dithering enduring abiding exerting stomaching dreading standing going tolerating brooking putting on trial crunching tensing up overdoing pushing to the limit overextending making tense causing to feel mental strain causing to feel emotional strain putting in traction staying the course sticking it out imperilling endangering imperiling jeoparding periling adventuring jeopardizing venturing risking compromising hazarding prostrating repressing drooping dampening the spirits of causing to lose heart making downhearted issuing threats to whipping around scaring hell out of impending putting heat on menacing pushing around jeopardising gambling with uttering threats to looming portending getting in a tiz-woz going through the mill


Present participle for make sore by rubbing
abrading chafing fretting excoriating rubbing grazing rasping scraping skinning barking corrading eroding fraying frazzling irritating scratching wearing burning corroding filing rubbing against rubbing painfully rubbing raw scuffing grating wearing away scouring peeling hurting impairing damaging grinding stripping ripping tearing shredding wearing out flaying wearing thin becoming worn rubbing away worn through roughening rubbing off becoming threadbare wearing down biting into eating away at gnawing away at inflaming shaving razing pinching riffling rippling wearing threadbare brushing dragging unraveling unravelling lacerating triturating erasing scraping away scraping out wearing off grinding down scarifying decorticating paring distressing ravelling becoming ragged raveling tattering peeling away stripping away becoming tattered going through coming apart going into holes consuming wasting dissolving deteriorating crumbling using decaying undermining overusing bothering weathering fading taxing overworking eating away gnawing away washing away rubbing down wasting away grinding away crumbling away scraping off cutting down using up going to seed scoring cutting etching buffing sanding nicking polishing wounding sandpapering eating marking cleaning incising scrubbing snicking eating into burning into gouging gnawing flaking destroying oxidating burnishing spoiling nibbling rusting rotting gashing biting biting at cleansing notching furbishing oxidizing smoothing washing hulling husking shucking honing disintegrating tarnishing wiping engraving oxidising decomposing mopping burning through scuffing up making a mark on shelling chipping searing corrupting denuding raking thinning removing denting sponging cankering scarring swabbing exfoliating grooving scrawling on keying defacing scaling excorticating slashing slitting scrabbling pricking melting liquefying exhausting dissipating weakening gritting gnashing clearing breaking the skin of rending splitting devouring taking off running through diminishing lessening sapping scrunching crunching puncturing cleaving slicing injuring shearing chipping away at shaping breaking up tearing apart maiming cutting open refining levelling leveling finishing purging whitening flushing making ragged carving lancing nipping furrowing piercing dighting shining pumicing buffing up

Antonym of galling

galling Idiom, Proverb

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