Synonym of nagging

Alternative for nagging

nags, nagged, nagging

Synonym: annoy, bother, horse, pester, pony,

Adjective

Persistently or continuous in nature, especially of something unpleasant
persistent continuous unremitting lingering unrelenting constant continual endless incessant niggling perpetual repeated unabating gnawing interminable relentless never-ending lasting sustained chronic uninterrupted unending steady unceasing continuing persisting abiding surviving remaining habitual frequent unbroken permanent unrelieved pushy residual non-stop ceaseless eternal everlasting perennial enduring nonstop regular recurrent continued undying round-the-clock unfaltering unchanging ongoing running recurring immortal timeless unwavering unvarying unfailing dateless imperishable undeviating deathless unfading stable fixed unabated invariable unyielding ageless periodic prolonged indestructible unflagging periodical infinite immutable consistent repetitive uniform amaranthine ineradicable even without end changeless routine protracted usual lifelong settled consecutive unstoppable indefinite always-on unchangeable sempiternal long-lasting deep-rooted deep-seated untiring monotonous boundless indefatigable unswerving dogged incurable day-and-night ingrained inborn ever-present long-lived inbred tenacious stubborn obstinate rooted unmitigated perdurable steadfast inexorable persevering inextinguishable without respite unfluctuating unchanged oft-repeated around-the-clock rhythmic round the clock unwearied numerous intermittent long-standing unwaning unalterable tireless reliable forever predictable reiterative staying confirmed inveterate set static immovable illimitable steady-going unquenchable neverending cyclical inevitable inescapable standing many irrepressible stationary countless dependable on-and-off drawn-out unlimited interminate unwearying connected aeonian established limitless indissoluble indelible classic undivided cyclic reoccurring never-changing irreversible stabile successive inflexible without interruption invariant rolling repeating same equable iterated immemorial always rigid undiminished very many oft repeated a great many never dying never-ceasing day and night on a treadmill long-drawn-out flowing irrevocable unavoidable slow dragging faithful without ceasing fast lengthy unintermitted remorseless diligent assiduous unsparing fluent resolute maintained spun-out long haunting unsuppressible unflinching sedulous unalleviated hard harsh stern world-without-end regularized standardised regularised implacable fluid frictionless customary daily nonrandom extended closed standardized never-dying homogeneous extensive undestroyed all-year-round drawn out on an even keel smooth orderly uncontrollable unended 24/7 stretched out solid true at all times all day and all night traditional spasmodic seasonal sporadic serious death-defying ever living no end to with no let-up no end of expected incorruptible phoenixlike undeadly without a break for ever and ever without surcease severe isochronal alternate isochronous odd chain measureless unbounded entrenched unshakeable irremovable well-established unbending sacrosanct unrestricted immeasurable that will never die that will live forever incommutable inalterable hard-and-fast unvaried inexhaustible unconstrained irreparable acute dangerous untold incalculable true to type absolute unmodifiable happening at intervals abundant abounding inestimable durable indeterminate great unmanageable unrestrainable uncontainable insuppressible unrestrained immensurable bottomless alarming extreme dire grave fixed as the laws of the Medes and Persians unfathomable horizonless perduring overlong fathomless not stopping having no end incorrigible intractable wild for keeps set in concrete set in stone invincible out of control unconquerable forever and a day unbeatable in for the long haul invulnerable termless indomitable impregnable familiar common insurmountable profuse reiterated manifold several insuperable 24-hour thick various bulletproof overwhelming irresistible occurring often overpowering lots of millions of loads of a good many heaps of masses of quite a lot of dozens of hundreds of thousands of quite a few more … than one can shake a stick at

Adjective

Causing worry, distress or anxiety
upsetting distressing disturbing troublesome perturbing disquieting unsettling troubling worrisome discomforting irksome discomposing trying vexatious worrying unpleasant harassing nasty troublous harrowing agonising agonizing dreadful tormenting dire gnawing bothersome irritating annoying aggravating difficult vexing burdensome provoking tiresome wearisome inconvenient exasperating galling disagreeable pesky painful maddening plaguy disconcerting agitating alarming niggling awkward pestiferous pestilential pestilent nettlesome distressful infuriating discommoding displeasing rankling riling frustrating abrasive chafing peeving dismaying carking nettling discouraging rebarbative onerous pesty plaguey frightening severe nerve-racking grating hard laborious startling ominous toilsome tricky gloomy sinister foreboding depressing perplexing taxing traumatic antagonizing teasing antagonising infernal concerning harrying confounded cussed threatening intrusive impeding disruptive consequential creepy pessimistic demanding problematic thorny tedious mean disappointing unwelcome ugly wicked afflicting unnerving enraging jarring shocking wearing uncertain embarrassing prophetic enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall challenging lamentable boring deplorable oppressive grievous confronting bedevilling hurtful stressful hairy unamusing unpleasing tough heavy punchable uncongenial bedeviling gut-wrenching persistent daunting grave prickly scary sticky anxious-making objectionable formidable weighty wretched repugnant irking apprehensive fraught discomfiting embittering forbidding puzzling knotty devastating incommodious crushing exacting festering antipathetic sad intolerable off-putting nail-biting nerve-wracking heartbreaking unsatisfying unattractive impossible woeful arduous tragic hefty testing pressing exigent unfortunate accursed harsh regrettable pitiful importunate heartrending nauseating poignant intractable ungovernable undisciplined murder rough damaging repressive uphill rowdy messy infestive dangerous disorderly saddening affecting unlucky tragical afflictive fearful haunting heart-rending heart-breaking horrifying awful terrifying tense uneasy terrible horrible ghastly appalling anxious horrendous grim nervous restless frightful intimidating chilling direful hair-raising macabre monstrous excruciating fearsome spine-chilling horrific gruesome moving bitter horrid uncomfortable menacing miserable pathetic nightmarish hideous redoubtable bad piteous dismal grisly atrocious touching pitiable petrifying dread plaintive torturous bleak vile spooky lurid eerie unpalatable stirring offensive flustering hostile tear-jerking distasteful doleful unspeakable dark foul bewildering abominable unhappy loathsome sorrowful distracting cruel disheartening intense mournful hellacious emotional demoralizing poor baleful ghostly unsavoury impressive disgusting confusing sickening shameful grewsome mortifying scaring unsavory demoralising terrific delicate rotten sorry heinous gross imposing punishing dispiriting emotive sentimental abhorrent grotesque cheerless unfriendly fierce unearthly racking perilous torturing revolting raging wrenching nightmare ghoulish sensitive impactful tender nauseous glaring eery forlorn repulsive odious execrable lousy morbid desolate disgraceful bloodcurdling hellish harmful rigorous detestable calamitous mean-looking ferocious unfavorable unfavourable savage discommodious rugged brutal unlovely inhospitable murderous repellent austere killing bothering unbearable adverse inauspicious undesirable searing distressed sombre somber joyless troubled ticklish repellant problematical tearing dodgy unpropitious suffering precarious extreme unwholesome humiliating scarring barro low injurious affective heart-warming compromising abject powerful weird mind-blowing hateful rueful degenerate disadvantageous outrageous uncanny brooding awesome melting demeaning degrading tiring uninviting untimely unwelcoming tight inopportune stiff stringent tearful back-breaking bodeful spookish to be pitied evil strenuous gruelling exhausting discountenancing ruthless cringeworthy merciless disastrous grueling persnickety meagre meager anguished icky yukky sour yucky awe-inspiring strange stark cringey obnoxious dreaded egregious hardhanded inhuman abysmal compassionate overwhelming beastly godawful hazardous critical toe-curling stunning solemn vicious unendurable melancholy eldritch dour cringe-making parlous comfortless insufferable negative chancy iffy hopeless glum spine-tingling morose violent vehement ill-fated dubious tortuous spartan causing fear blood-curdling struggling suspect questionable bone-chilling desolating offending dampening thrilling insecure distractive disrupting diverting diversionary panicky jittery fretful antsy mysterious Kafkaesque interfering insensitive baffling heart-wrenching tremendous pitiless oppressed impoverished warming shattering passionate expressive nostalgic charged uptight wounding evocative humourless crummy humorless sober desperate serious poverty-stricken Herculean useless petty puny commiserable unsatisfactory stinking unacceptable sedate diabolical striking afraid massive overpowering controversial untoward nightmarey phantasmagorical unreal emotionally charged exciting tickly iniquitous nefarious flagrant uncool grotty grody unappealing soaring a nuisance freaky embarrassed supernatural melancholic catastrophic fatal edgy dolorous bumpy sympathetic wistful responsive dicey flagitious fatiguing an imposition extremely upsetting deadly ruinous irritable depressive tormentous anguishing gnarly itchy scratchy enervating sapping punk excessive scandalous cataclysmic all-powerful glary wearying superincumbent villainous acute noncognitive feeling intuitive visceral perceptual causing discomfort ill-fitting dreary extremely bad strong blinding dazzling piercing sordid squalid corrupt disreputable shuddersome dejected despondent exquisite straitened hard-pressed shadowy tortured full of hardship doubtful gray strained black ill-omened treacherous ill-boding grey jeopardous apocalyptic rocky very bad mephitical unkind sullen revulsive stupid idiotic lethal mortal obscene shaming draining remote unhandy unmanageable unwieldy prejudicial inexpedient detrimental cumbersome unsuitable unseasonable stupefying unsightly deathly hapless fateful destructive heartstopping unpromising evil-looking unaesthetic grinding rancid astonishing noisome fulsome amazing noxious staggering abnormal invasive surprising ill-starred coarse sleazy degraded seedy base worthless glowering life-threatening from hell scurvy unnatural touchy ignominious suggestive of evil telling soul-stirring uplifting scungy debauched afflicted derisible commiserative arousing shabby small unrelenting relentless discreditable dishonouring blush-making disagreeing sore remorseless great intemperate inclement depraved perverse sick warped twisted dishonoring equivocal rattling unseemly heartwarming seamy hard-hearted emotionally moving unhealthy arousing affect more than one can bear more than flesh and blood can stand

Adjective

(of a person) Constantly harassing someone to do something
complaining scolding shrewish critical fault-finding grumbling carping caviling cavilling criticising criticizing sharp-tongued on someone's back captious hypercritical quibbling censorious pedantic overcritical niggling hair-splitting nit-picking nitpicking pass-remarkable disparaging faultfinding rejective judgmental pernickety disapproving hard to please hairsplitting picky reproachful petulant discontented cantankerous irritable pettifogging peevish finicky exceptive sarcastic exacting severe cavillous demanding difficult to please impossible to please fussy over-rigorous overexact overprecise over-strict snappy catty quarrelsome over-censorious over-particular deprecating rancorous litigious snide punctilious overscrupulous overparticular meticulous perfectionist fastidious over-exacting cattish aggressive backbiting mean judgemental critic humbling diagnostic demeaning judgy calumniatory harsh belittling trenchant sharp discerning cutting penetrating biting contemptuous overnice particular choleric condemning withering discriminating cynical censuring derogatory analytical satirical lowering stern ill-humored vindictive nasty venomous spiteful vixenish ill-tempered bad-tempered crabby touchy nitpicky trivial testy perverse petty thorny acrimonious negative unfair contrary unjust cross tricky ill-natured ill-humoured very critical grousing grouchy moaning grouching whining scathing bleating deprecatory griping slighting bellyaching condemnatory whingeing kvetching mithering chuntering nit-picky dissatisfied

Adjective

Persistent or pressing, often annoyingly so
importunate clamant exigent pressing urgent indefatigable intransigent obstinate stubborn tenacious tireless unremitting acute aggressive burning clamorous compelling critical crying demanding dire dogged emergent entreating exacting imperative imperious insistent instant necessitous obdurate persevering persistent pertinacious unrelenting annoying avid disturbing earnest forceful harassing high-pressure overeager pushy solicitous suppliant troublesome overly solicitous crucial vital important serious essential grave desperate necessary drastic determined immediate resolute continuous severe peremptory pivotal pertinent extreme emphatic unyielding significant relevant terrible sore great high-priority key climacteric paramount parlous fundamental principal primary foremost of interest life-and-death of the utmost importance of the essence repeated incessant needful binding overriding coercive unavoidable immoderate demanding attention major prevalent adamant controversial active current topical constraining firm unfaltering assertive contemporary lively heavy integral emergency intense impelling decided unwavering inexorable patient live inescapable leading required capital driving indispensable resolved pushful momentous weighty demanded chief clamouring hurry-up distressing forcing requiring persuasive claiming obliging heat-on irresistible clamoring reiterative resounding monotonous relentless perseverant called-for top-priority very great life and death must-have of great consequence pre-eminent now or never dangerous perilous main hazardous awful precarious salient germane dreadful profound operative standout alarming egregious bad decisive sudden solid of note noteworthy high marked definite of concern vigorous afflictive life-threatening all-important consequential considerable far-reaching requisite central substantial needed mandatory cardinal solemn portentous material vitally important heavyweight of consequence meaningful somber of moment sombre prime sober big historic of great import sedate heavy-duty compulsory obligatory monumental staid of significance large-scale no joke no laughing matter humourless humorless prerequisite earth-shattering appreciable called for of great importance no-nonsense core intrinsic big deal influential underlined ponderous determining sizable exceptional prominent fateful extensive eventful basic special uncomic top large uppermost extraordinary focal remarkable premier telling high-level especial predominant supreme notable deciding dominant pronounced sensational powerful arch grand preeminent big-time big league tough very important substantive conspicuous determinative front-page newsworthy earthshaking all important hefty life-or-death outstanding worthwhile tremendous prodigious worrying invaluable first greatest imposing highest impactful striking mighty almighty difficult unforgettable life-changing grievous major-league constitutive radical involuntary nonelective master forced major league hard impressive of great moment nitty-gritty landmark strategic grim ruling meat-and-potatoes primal bottom-line world-shaking quintessential incumbent particular much needed sad fatal deep crash best interesting basal super utmost without lacking needing head rush eminent vehement fierce furious dynamic arresting maximum super colossal mammoth valuable overruling vicious page-one unmissable business-critical mission-critical climactic real necessitating involving exciting buzzworthy tectonic elevated time-dependent time-sensitive crisis immense of import name-of-the-game coal-and-ice enormous sizeable huge very grave commanding calling for out of the ordinary of substance apocalyptic prevailing overbearing prior elemental sovereign exceeding ultra titanic vast astronomic astronomical ample staple overmastering controlling appropriate compulsatory inherent rudimentary innate impromptu much strong distinctive headline noticeable preponderant obvious rare signal resonant memorable keynote worthy of attention carrying a lot of weight quantum uncommon generous milestone conclusive glaring unusual unordinary ponderable potent glorious earth-shaking epoch-making number one star sovran stellar No. 1 numero uno expedient wanted desired preferred proper de rigueur incumbent on name of game specified elementary recommended goodly biggish life-saving glum stern high priority world-shattering life or death gloomy dour sweeping of vital importance extremely important austere quiet downbeat time-critical cold sober pointed instrumental matter of life and death top-level overshadowing big-league high-profile disheartening harrowing discouraging deadly wretched ill-fated forbidding sobering shocking forlorn strenuous devastating ill-starred unamusing destructive ruinous desolate ugly depressing most important most prominent

Adjective

(of a person) Making others work hard or meet high standards
demanding perfectionist trying uncompromising clamorous critical dictatorial disapproving fussy importunate intractable judgmental obstinate rigorous strict tiresome tough cavilling difficult exigent fractious hard harsh imperious inflexible insistent overbearing overexacting querulous stringent troublesome unaccommodating unamenable unbending unmanageable caviling cavillous censuring disparaging faultfinding firm hairsplitting hardheaded hypercritical needy obdurate overscrupulous possessive quibbling sticklerish stiff stubborn unflinching unreasonable unsparing carping censorious cynical demeaning serious tyrannical high-maintenance fault-finding hard to please hard to satisfy over-exacting hard-line over-censorious over-particular over-rigorous over-strict captious finicky overcritical pedantic pernickety picky niggling hair-splitting rejective nit-picking pass-remarkable nitpicking negative recalcitrant fastidious pettifogging refractory headstrong overnice perverse froward exacting severe exceptive sarcastic particular irritable testy cantankerous crabby contrary touchy persnickety nice deprecating judgemental criticizing criticising nitpicky trivial thorny unfair unjust peevish very critical petty acrimonious petulant cross tricky punctilious overparticular meticulous scolding humbling diagnostic calumniatory belittling discerning biting discriminating derogatory analytical lowering critic judgy reproachful trenchant sharp cutting penetrating contemptuous choleric condemning withering satirical stern uncontrollable ungovernable unruly incontrollable willful untoward wilful wayward awkward complex insoluble burdensome unrelenting grim boorish rigid hard-nosed argumentative pigheaded impossible to cope with out of control out of hand pitiless dissatisfied bearish opinionated inexorable irascible resolute immovable oafish discontented obstreperous grumbly set in one's ways choosy snappy temperamental irritating impolite unyielding uptight quarrelsome strong-minded single-minded rude bloody-minded stiff-necked steadfast dogmatic intransigent indomitable wrong-headed opinionative sour pertinacious oppressive disobliging prickly thrawn finical huffy stroppy vexed unpredictable hard to handle invidious bull-headed fiendish delicate sensitive ill-natured crotchety ornery contrarious uppity disputatious chippy obstructive feisty balky bolshie disputative cussed ungracious uncooperative contumacious disobedient unhelpful insubordinate defiant rebellious undisciplined incompliant self-willed wild mulish disorderly rebel disruptive restive recusant rowdy truculent mutinous annoying incorrigible vexatious boisterous pervicacious renitent turbulent inimical pat cross-grained impossible unwilling bullheaded resistant belligerent dogged adamant implacable hostile tenacious antagonistic determined troublemaking adamantine inconvincible hardened ossified problematic stubborn as a mule noncompliant unmalleable pig-headed self-opinionated lawless irrepressible adverse violent riotous uncontrolled unrestrained dissident unpersuadable capricious ill-disciplined unadaptable delinquent rock-ribbed exasperating anarchic deaf to reason unresponsive undisciplinable confrontational obstinately disobedient disagreeable attention-seeking dissentient unfriendly loud unsympathetic noisy contentious chaotic nonconformist unbridled opposing unpliable indocile rumbustious militant bellicose unpleasant antipathetic persistent uncongenial locked in relentless pugnacious strong-willed dead set on tetchy grouchy contradictory inimitable morose irrational shrewish biased illogical inconsiderate unsupportive blinkered arbitrary grumpy ill-tempered sullen sulky naughty flyaway sticky prejudiced intolerant impudent insolent limit vexing pesky blocking stalling restrictive inhibiting delaying badly-behaved incurable disaffected narky bad-tempered ratty shirty not cooperative disturbed maladjusted bulky discommodious incommodious cramped unconstructive hindering badly behaved resisting insubmissive radical withstanding unobliging frustrating making difficulties not giving an inch scrappy non-compliant uncivil discourteous locked knotty paradoxical contrariant nonconforming discordant arsey disagreeing difficult to handle insurgent insurrectionary wrongheaded converse problem challenging unamiable tough nut hang tough vociferous rough tempestuous uproarious raucous lively rollicking romping anarchical heedless reckless lawbreaking seditious rampaging rambunctious threatening impulsive impetuous impervious rash intemperate imprudent forward assertive drunken bawdy mean roisterous rackety tumultuous resolved unbendable unshakable steely rip-roaring untimely unfortunate persevering unshakeable rampageous roistering uncompliant unalterable piercing screaming booming strepitous blusterous inconvenient inopportune unfavorable unfavourable out of line unmoved indurate unbreakable fixed heady convinced remorseless raising Cain unanticipated ill-timed unexpected raising the roof with one's feet dug in iron-willed with one's toes dug in unforeseen disastrous unusual surprising unpredicted mistimed adversarial dissenting aggressive crazy hysterical nuts outrageous madcap insurmountable berserk unlucky unwelcome infelicitous inauspicious inapt unsuitable inappropriate angry opposed combative oppositional malapropos badly timed unseasonable spiteful inhospitable wrathful conflicting vitriolic jaundiced virulent unpropitious misfortunate disturbing hapless ill-starred star-crossed luckless adversative accusatorial allergic oppugnant opposite unsociable reluctant unreceptive ill-disposed at odds oppugning

Verb

To be irritating or upsetting, typically with repeated or unpleasant acts
annoying harassing aggravating antagonizing bugging exasperating galling getting goading irking irritating narking nettling peeving pestering riling ruffling vexing frustrating 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 under your skin getting up your nose getting your goat 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 your back up getting your dander 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 tormenting hounding giving a hard time afflicting besetting fretting mithering oppressing haunting torturing chivvying miffing dogging paining putting out burdening baiting devilling deviling agonizing rasping stressing picking on trying grieving getting across agonising racking depressing bullying harrowing disquieting perplexing heckling gnawing at keeping after weighing down taunting going on at keeping on at importuning offending cursing niggling besieging anguishing griping discomposing itching concerning hectoring lying heavy on pursuing fussing pressing rankling with excruciating disconcerting rattling alarming hurting dunning chivying hanging over exacerbating straining abrading making someone's blood boil giving a bad time getting on someone's nerves bending someone's ear getting someone's back up pressurizing prodding browbeating saddening outraging inflaming attacking ragging flustering inconveniencing disgusting chagrining weighing heavily on discommoding ailing preying on tantalizing humping pecking at making someone's hackles rise tantalising harping on at breathing down someone's neck driving bananas causing suffering to ruffling someone's feathers getting under someone's skin getting in someone's hair getting on one's nerves trying someone's patience getting on someone's wick pressurising making anxious getting up someone's nose leaning on unsettling victimizing ribbing pricking insulting weighing on chaffing discountenancing obsessing unnerving dismaying hazing embarrassing carping at fazing assailing pressing down on flurrying distempering unhinging frazzling derailing exercising roiling dissatisfying spooking hagriding interrupting biting causing anxiety to weirding out grating on freaking out getting in one's hair picking at making uneasy burning rubbing the wrong way putting someone's back up stirring up victimising getting under one's skin taking control of getting someone's dander up getting someone down getting on nerves intruding upon eating at causing anxiety taking over aggrieving stinging petitioning soliciting chiding browning off infesting despairing guying putting your nose out of joint rubbing you up the wrong way spurring rattling someone's cage putting someone's nose out of joint buttonholing nagging at giving the business insisting on reminding insisting bumming mocking disheartening causing disquiet to affronting urging scorning hacking getting someone's goat getting on somebody's nerves wigging getting someone ridiculing psyching out putting off throwing off messing with driving you up the wall niggling at stressing out gibing scolding telling off getting someone's hackles up examining tweaking quizzing running up the wrong way questioning putting pressure on bringing pressure to bear on inciting grilling bullyragging rattling one's cage despoiling intimidating macerating foraying jerking around noodging panicking excoriating fearing stewing sweating festering making blood boil sending into a rage taking a rise out of starting trying one's patience getting a rise out of setting on setting one off getting across someone working into lather putting someone out casting down getting in the hair of razzing getting on the nerves of taking the mickey out of taking the piss out of dejecting taxing puzzling leading someone a merry dance punishing playing cat and mouse wringing boning putting through wringer rubbing salt in wound smiting pothering mixing up preying on one's mind wearing flipping out causing concern to making uncomfortable causing discomfort to grinding causing to panic eating away at weighing dashing pressuring wounding smothering sticking it to dishing it out getting down giving it to dishing out causing trouble to overcharging bulldozing distracting discombobulating alaruming discomforting injuring throwing confounding brainwashing dragooning curdling shaking pushing strapping making miserable desolating martyring doing a number on throwing off balance arousing anxiety in undoing pushing buttons causing anguish to making wretched making it tough for indisposing nit-picking cutting up scratching around searching high heaven ragging on yapping at suffocating criticizing tyrannizing affecting scaring overwhelming starting on entangling hampering boring impeding crossing hindering aggressing imposing on jumping on one's case putting the squeeze on falling upon starting in on giving the needle falling on giving one the business railroading bouncing hustling having a down on fast-talking finding fault with criticising putting the screws on having it in for crowding tyrannising strong-arming discriminating against punishing repeatedly and unfairly lying heavily on preying on your mind confusing discomfiting bewildering nonplussing disgruntling frightening exciting mortifying taking aback abashing shaking up putting someone off their stroke flummoxing baffling shocking daunting startling beating addling muddling fuddling surprising working up terrorizing cowing disorienting deranging mystifying unbalancing disarranging iring buffaloing making nervous appalling flooring getting one's goat putting into a flap crazing terrorising put somebody's nose out of joint wearing on setting someone back on their heels causing offense throwing into a tizz terrifying destabilizing disordering demoralizing bamboozling befuddling rousing enflaming madding jolting steaming up disrupting sickening arousing hurting somebody's feelings destabilising putting someone off their stride trying the patience of causing to be at a stand making someone scratch their head getting under skin demoralising causing someone to lose their composure putting out of countenance driving nuts discouraging getting someone's wick stirring bemusing subduing overawing awing aweing jarring whisking dumbfounding foxing mazing stupefying hurrying embittering disorganizing befogging bustling disarraying tiring cramping stunning catching off balance affrighting dazing stumping horrifying humiliating dissing posing muddying chillin chilling disorientating empurpling turning making fretful blustering quickening astonishing pulling the rug from under flipping sticking in one's craw putting the wind up setting one's teeth on edge acerbating jarring on going to one's head amazing scaring the bejesus out of blowing one's mind turning on giving a turn putting down wearing out making a scene pulling the rug out from under trying your patience raising hell aching shaming getting on someone's tits deterring heating getting on someone ruffling one's feathers steaming bristling compressing squeezing pinching tangling making restless unquieting imposing upon putting on the spot messing pushing someon's buttons pushing one's buttons dispiriting preoccupying boiling making sore blowing up losing one's temper unmanning disappointing fraying tattering eroding souring riling up rubbing one the wrong way getting your hackles up raising your hackles winding somebody up harming interfering astounding complicating intruding getting in the way jumbling dementing rummaging downing displacing putting on edge sending into a spin igniting grabbing attracting interesting motivating awaking absorbing dizzying catching somebody unawares catching somebody off balance jarring upon setting your teeth on edge grating upon wearing upon keying up incapacitating rocking the boat laying up debilitating thwarting foiling wildering throwing into confusion throwing into uproar throwing into disorder scouring wearing down fogging flabbergasting blinding balking wearying making fed up nauseating making discontented becoming bored grating at having had enough losing patience obfuscating snowing making it hot for someone hunting wronging crucifying exiling sticking the knife into expelling making things hot for someone singling out getting the knife into tiffing huffing petting swirling disarming crabbing lousing up begrudging hanging up getting even grudging upsetting the apple cart cramping style hitting a sour note discording jangling disharmonizing disaccording petrifying scarifying frighting slighting setting thinking stymieing bringing up short balling up messing with one's head making punchy intoxicating staggering setting someone thinking inebriating putting someone off baulking stopping someone in their tracks taking by surprise upsetting apple cart fouling up stimulating gnawing away at raging wearing away scraping away wearing to shreds biting into putting the wind up someone making jump scaring the living daylights out of making self-conscious scaring to death putting off his or her stride making someone's hair stand on end taking the wind out of someone's sails worsting scaring silly scaring stiff giving someone a turn whirling washing undermining bowling over enervating weakening enfeebling uncalming sapping setting back fidgetting fidgeting fermenting disrespecting convulsing snubbing moving working someone up bugging up making flip ventilating disobliging slurring hurting someone's feelings turning one off cutting to the quick zinging giving offence treading on someone's toes giving offence to threatening whipping menacing churning up domineering knocking off balance fluttering churning coercing obliging forcing compelling constraining blackjacking enforcing bogarting steamrollering bludgeoning twisting someone's arm scaring off pushing about pushing around using strong-arm tactics on mau-mauing furbelowing frilling throwing into tizzy

Verb

Present participle for to complain or express discontent in a wearisome manner
harassing badgering harrying scolding hounding berating chivvying hassling henpecking upbraiding bullying persecuting pestering worrying beefing bellyaching bleating carping caterwauling complaining crabbing criticising criticizing croaking dogging fussing griping grizzling grouching grousing growling grumbling grumping hollering inveighing keening keeping on at kicking kvetching maundering moaning murmuring muttering needling pecking at plaguing repining riding screaming squawking squealing vexing wailing whimpering whining whingeing yammering yauping yawping yowling carping at going on at keeping after baiting distressing disturbing eating egging goading grumbling at harping on at heckling hectoring importuning moaning at nudging picking on prodding provoking teasing urging finding fault with keeping complaining to moaning on at bending someone's ear breathing down someone's neck finding fault picking at working on giving a hard time taking it out on groaning mithering chuntering kicking up a fuss objecting protesting cavilling caviling sounding off crying lamenting creating sniveling snivelling bemoaning grieving bewailing going on deploring sobbing bawling remonstrating yelping howling chirping making a fuss condemning screeching kicking up a stink knocking denouncing nattering cribbing puling nitpicking bothering niggling taking exception speaking out against squalling weeping censuring ululating decrying reproaching whispering blubbering disparaging yelling mourning shrieking expostulating opposing demurring objecting to quibbling harping on plaining over carrying on running down greeting mewling wauling roaring sighing raging mumbling trashing twining nit-picking raising objections expressing disapproval wittering arguing yapping excepting taking a stand making a stand putting the boot in railing at recriminating lodging a complaint making a complaint dissenting fretting blaming deprecating disapproving putting up a fight bickering raising Cain picking holes in taking exception to kicking up a fuss about kicking up a stink about inveighing against keeping at reminding prompting dwelling on repeating keeping on ragging intimidating tormenting domineering chiding anathematizing execrating cursing sniffling pleading browbeating bugging irritating blubbing gnawing at harping upon dwelling upon sulking baying miaowing taking on blowing off hypercriticizing sorrowing quarrelling quarreling panning objurgating pecking splitting hairs jowling kicking up a rumpus rubbishing slandering sniping maligning picking holes rumbling crying softly badmouthing making screeching kicking up a storm raising a ruckus crying the blues crying loudly sorrowing for sorrowing about sighing over grieving over gabbling sputtering muddling swallowing slurring snarling droning burbling charging bad-mouthing slagging off pulling to pieces taking apart speaking ill of contravening indicting defying accusing laying differing disagreeing ascribing imputing gainsaying refuting attacking talking under your breath declaiming impugning lashing admonishing castigating railing reviling lambasting ranting vituperating moaning and groaning casting aspersions on doing a hatchet job on looking askance going on about fulminating roasting blasting vilifying storming abusing denigrating scorching challenging tongue-lashing grouching about laying into ripping into laying out jumping down one's throat sounding off about working over beefing about cracking down on letting have it bellyaching about complaining vehemently about going after having at arguing against opposing strongly protesting against cutting up objecting strongly to fighting taking issue with expressing disagreement with frowning upon lodging a protest against resisting combatting taking issue squabbling making a fuss about taking a stand against complaining vociferously about animadverting expressing disapproval of combating withstanding raising objections to disputing raining regretting complaining about boohooing hurting grieving for shedding tears weeping over wailing for singing the blues ruing rueing bleeding repenting crying over expressing regret about snuffling agonizing girning suffering anguishing quibbling about expressing disagreement kvetching about weeping for moaning about aching pining wailing about agonising crying out crying a river taking it hard keening over making an objection breaking down expressing sorrow expressing sorrow about shedding tears over eating one's heart out making a stink sorrowing over beating one's breast wailing over gurning niggling about pettifogging grunting calling out crying fretfully hating being sorry dripping sniffing crying convulsively turning on waterworks crying eyes out crying over spilled milk crying over spilt milk moaning over longing for wringing hands letting go languishing bursting into tears yearning wearing black missing letting it out turning on the waterworks revolting making a protest back-talking expressing opposition voicing disapproval kicking against saying no to rebelling saying no speaking out taking up the cudgels despairing singing shedding tears for pining for eating your heart out eating heart out feeling sad expressing objections crying for kicking self minding expressing objections to lodging a protest remonstrating against spurning having a problem quarreling with disapproving of grousing about having a problem with grumbling about cavilling at drawing the line disavowing discommending drawing the line at crossing baulking discountenancing balking disesteeming ranting about griping about frowning on begging to differ railing against raising objection mixing it up with going-one-on-one tangling with expressing sorrow for expressing woe for

Verb

Present participle for to criticize or find fault with
scolding berating admonishing castigating rebuking abusing denouncing reprimanding reproaching slating upbraiding blasting carpeting lambasting reviling basting cautioning censuring chastening chastising chiding criticising criticizing disparaging rating reprobating reproving threaping vilifying blaming cavilling caviling disciplining hammering keelhauling lecturing ragging rapping recriminating reprehending taunting vituperating wigging aspersing bollocking flaying jawing railing reaming rowing scoring expostulating objurgating preaching trimming putting down telling off laying into pulling up remonstrating with tearing into dressing down railing against railing at ticking off bawling out chewing out finding fault with jumping on lighting to pitching into ranting at reaming out giving someone a bollocking lacing to letting someone have it slapping down tongue-lashing blowing up giving a talking-to hauling over the coals having a go at laying down the law reading the riot act giving a rocket giving someone a caning raking over the coals yelling at calling down coming down on giving someone a row giving someone a wigging giving someone some stick going on at taking someone to task taking to task taking to the woodshed bringing someone to book giving someone a mouthful rapping over the knuckles giving someone a dressing-down giving someone an earful giving someone a roasting giving someone a rocket giving someone a rollicking giving someone a telling-off giving someone hell putting on the mat tearing off a strip giving someone a rating giving someone what for sending someone away with a flea in their ear having someone on the carpet keeping after slapping someone's wrist correcting calling to account pummelling pummeling exprobating blowing up at throwing the book at chewing someone out coming down on like a ton of bricks talking to calling on the carpet arraigning bringing to book recompensing visiting moralizing moralising skelping spanking feruling leaning on ranking on giving going-over climbing all over condemning warning adjuring advising counseling counselling giving piece of mind harassing speaking lessoning checking flaming monishing giving a going over coming down hard on telling a thing or two strongly criticizing drawing the line rapping on knuckles rapping someone over the knuckles slapping someone on the wrist slapping on wrist giving a piece of one's mind taking down giving someone stick finding fault taking down a peg speaking to getting on giving a hard time taking somebody to task getting after burning one's ears excoriating attacking slamming dissing knocking pillorying slagging off panning roasting savaging bashing crucifying rubbishing punishing fulminating against bagging deprecating slashing caning denigrating tearing a strip off haranguing scathing maligning trashing cutting up penalizing inveighing against belaboring penalising belabouring skewering pulling apart bad-mouthing blistering lashing slagging ripping rollicking giving someone a bad press assailing running down picking holes in potshotting jumping down one's throat faulting scorching denunciating judging impugning pulling to pieces decrying sledging besmirching sailing into slurring dispraising picking to pieces ripping into casting aspersions on nitpicking about pouring scorn on cutting down giving a bad press to deploring scourging taking to pieces derogating execrating accusing disapproving of disapproving carping at zapping skinning vituperating against animadverting on nagging at letting fly nit-picking picking at smearing sentencing fustigating anathematizing cursing contemning carping growling hitting mauling raking slanging clobbering animadverting objecting to nitpicking slugging jawboning proscribing remonstrating cavilling at tearing apart trouncing going for the jugular throwing brickbats at passing strictures upon giving something a bad press giving flak to hitting out at crying down opposing throwing shade bagging on getting at meting out punishment to giving some stick to jumping all over giving one hell criticizing severely finding lacking tearing to shreds doing down nitpicking over scoffing at reprimanding severely rounding on lashing out attasking refuting exprobrating exploding deriding calling over the coals striking cudgeling shellacking slapping cudgelling smothering ridiculing lampooning harshing taking disciplinary action against discrediting assaulting verbally arguing with lashing out at bursting out defaming frying taking apart tearing to pieces disagreeing with gluing dinging glueing forewarning hoisting noticing chewing lashing into scorning incriminating backbiting ostracising rebuffing ostracizing trying repressing softening subjugating afflicting suppressing piling in dressing-down raking over coals passing judgment disgracing dishonoring dishonouring strafing putting on the carpet jumping down someone's throat shooting down starting on starting in raving at sitting on jacking up giving somebody a piece of one's mind giving tongue-lashing erupting with anger keeping nothing back criticizing harshly picking apart looking askance reading out giving a tongue-lashing taking on giving someone a telling off tearing someone a new one rapping across the knuckles having words severely reprimanding having words with cussing out criticizing hatefully shouting at eating out giving someone a carpeting dooming carping on sounding off going after having your knife in giving comeuppance laying on jumping on one's case snapping someone's head off biting someone's head off swearing teaching someone a lesson ragging on making an example of criticizing strongly tearing down picking on expressing disapproval of whipping slogging fluffing imprecating blaspheming pointing the finger at calling to task beating flogging thrashing giving the devil drubbing scarifying darning banishing convicting dratting banning expelling cussing confounding cutting to bits doing a number on complaining about skinning alive giving bad press framing naming adjudging belittling depreciating pronouncing casting out thundering against complaining of inveigling against insulting bringing to account having on the carpet slandering putting away sending up sending someone away with a flea in his giving the dickens lowering the boom calumniating traducing blowing whistle on hanging something on pointing finger at pinning it on letting have it laying at one's door sending up the river vilipending laying out dragging over the coals rapping someone the knuckles riling frowning on thinking wrong not supporting looking askance at taking exception to discountenancing tying into raising an discommending negating expressing a poor opinion of zinging disfavouring detracting disesteeming passing on objecting disfavoring remonstrating against beating up on barking at handicapping docking amercing mulcting dealing with imprisoning fining inflicting a penalty on exacting a penalty from imposing penalty imposing a sentence on hitting with inflicting handicap slapping with awarding a penalty against imposing a penalty on putting at disadvantage

Verb

Present participle for to demand earnestly or pressingly
pushing pressing pressuring pressurising pressurizing urging encouraging influencing persuading advising compelling imploring admonishing driving hustling obliging promoting begging bothering hounding inciting spurring advocating constraining expediting harassing badgering browbeating bullying forcing pestering beseeching inducing inspanning prodding soliciting hassling intimidating motivating recommending harrying inspiring making obligating prompting railroading adjuring coercing dragooning goading nudging propelling entreating exhorting impelling insisting steamrolling keying up speeding up trying to persuade pushing around putting the screws to strong-arming press-ganging putting up to railroading into dragooning into pouring it on prevailing on insisting on pushing for steamrollering into bulldozing into turning on appealing to firing up selling on egging on exerting influence on using pressure on going to town on putting the heat on bearing down on browbeating into putting pressure on putting the screws on using strong-arm tactics on bulldozing blackjacking leaning on bludgeoning fast-talking brainwashing threatening enjoining putting the squeeze on squeezing cowing impressing requesting asking charging hectoring muscling sandbagging bullyragging bogarting pleading menacing bringing pressure to bear on mau-mauing blustering bouncing working on worrying twisting someone's arm turning on the heat calling on tyrannizing demanding ordering domineering appealing petitioning exacting importuning terrorizing overbearing questing conjuring supplicating tyrannising frightening despotizing suing requisitioning acting on putting under an obligation terrorising steamrollering breathing down someone's neck riding roughshod over pleading with bossing around compressing politicking selling squashing condensing constricting coming at working over provoking oppressing twisting arm persecuting dogging kicking subjugating overawing plaguing tormenting chivvying castigating buffaloing moving instigating manoeuvring maneuvering sanctioning ramrodding picking on enforcing proposing stimulating wheedling countenancing rationalising commending rationalizing advancing tempting bossing about lording it over twisting somebody's arm putting through the wringer putting the chill on putting heat on baiting teasing heckling irritating swaggering dominating riding calling walking heavy riding roughshod clamouring campaigning lobbying psyching up clamoring baying pursuing bidding praying desiring applying stipulating obsecrating craving impetrating besieging enquiring drumming bugging inquiring applying to going on bended knee to calling to wooing praying to abjuring canvassing invoking obtesting pleading to commanding asking forcefully asking brusquely making a claim asking authoritatively directing requiring instructing telling ordaining decreeing dictating claiming imposing prescribing ruling warning appointing cautioning calling for stipulating for pressing for clamoring for giving the command to giving the order to calling upon

Noun

The use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
pressure coercion compulsion constraint force duress arm-twisting enforcement influence insistence oppression badgering demand entreaty goading harassment harrying intimidation pestering provocation obligation persuasion power pressurisation pressurization sway threats bullying exaction threat extortion violence menacing browbeating terrorization threatening strong-arm tactics restraint duty driving terrifying scaring domineering blackmail menace spur impulsion subduing tyrannization hounding railroading force majeure steamrollering requirement strong-arm tactic strong arm scare tactics strong arm tactics necessity foul play strong-arming pains conscription warning goad spring impelling motive fulmination ultimatum conscience ambush terrorism commination reign of terror fearmongering thunder shakedown imprisonment scare tactic intimidating remark threatening remark intimidatory remark urgency hardship captivity confinement incarceration engrossment prepossession craving monkey hang-up exigency preoccupation extraction rapacity discipline detention bondage control squeezing entrapment squeeze alarming pressuring pressurizing unnerving have on the brain tiger by the tail demanding money with menaces cowing tormenting frightening persecution plaguing menaces terrorizing daunting fear bulldozing demoralizing demoralising terrorising pressurising 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

Noun

The state of being in great mental or physical pain
torment affliction plague bane irritation tribulation trouble worry annoyance bother nuisance ordeal scourge calamity curse persecution pest sorrow vexation agony anguish distress excruciation harassment hassle hurt irritant misery misfortune pain rack straits torture travail woe discomfort soreness cross to bear nag provocation stress pain in the backside pain in the bum pain in the neck pain in the rear thorn in someone's flesh thorn in someone's side trial suffering burden aggravation problem hardship headache grief difficulty menace punishment blight evil botheration cross bind exasperation abuse martyrdom source of annoyance maltreatment agitation adversity pestering nemesis inconvenience ill-treatment victimization cancer visitation canker peeve bitter pill provoking bore nyaff bugbear despair nudnik skelf intimidation gall nark killing source of irritation source of vexation depression mistreatment trauma oppression execution crucifixion nightmare thorn in your flesh disaster bedevilment harrying bugging victimisation importunity teasing death pinprick perturbation badgering bothering injury infliction ill treatment molestation pestilence drag irking tease goad rub vexing pressure pressurization pressurisation bad news besetment fair cow strait destruction ruin heartache anxiety issue ruination disquiet care disease wretchedness extreme unhappiness unhappiness bummer sadness travails blister lesion wound sickness cause for concern bête noire ills labor test labour downfall bête noir affront taunting blast hydra Cancer terror penalty infirmity crux condition weakness plight undoing toil baptism of fire plaguing nettling offence burr under someone's saddle danger concern dilemma disappointment deep trouble struggle dire straits hindrance hot water predicament mess infliction of pain tormentor correction fire gauntlet crucible hell gantlet grievance insult fatal attraction harm thorn in side needling niggling insults indignity calvary painful experience harsh treatment mischief-maker troublemaker misuse offense damage ill-use brickbat self-sacrifice passion martyrization sacrifice unpleasant experience thorn in your side being rubbed up the wrong way devotion hell on earth neglect cruelty blow setback frustration irk thorn aggro ruffle a thorn in someone's flesh a thorn in someone's side pet peeve tyranny poison hair shirt rough handling discrimination tyrannization disturbance red-baiting pogrom massacre discrimination against banishment subjection bashing murder ill usage expulsion pursuit galling imprisonment exile witch hunt coercion

Antonym of nagging

nagging Idiom, Proverb

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