Synonym of persecuted

Alternative for persecuted

persecutes, persecuted, persecuting

Synonym: antagonize, badger, harass, harm, molest, oppress, torment, torture,

Adjective

Feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated
aggrieved distressed hurt unhappy discontented disgruntled disturbed angry affronted indignant offended pained peeved resentful upset anguished nettled piqued riled wronged afflicted annoyed chagrined discontent displeased dissatisfied harmed injured irked irritated malcontent miffed vexed ill-used put out saddened sore steamed woeful cheesed off depressed grieving in high dudgeon oppressed victimised victimized wounded in a huff hard done by exasperated browned off fed up narked hacked off not best pleased aggravated bothered stung brassed off peed off teed off cross ticked off huffy eggy disappointed galled snuffy sullen angered ruffled miffy tooshie disaffected sulky unsatisfied grieved insulted malcontented crabby bitter rancorous embittered provoked out of joint grudging vex spiteful troubled maltreated mistreated complaining grumpy ill-treated ungratified grumbling tormented griping kvetching needled ill-disposed rattled incensed acrimonious sour irate agitated slighted mad unforgiving disgusted frustrated acrid petulant reproachful restive peevish harassed unpleased churlish hateful begrudging disquieted fretful irritable envious restless querulous perturbed jaundiced critical bellyaching hard picky enraged furious infuriated worried in a temper scunnered goaded chafed rebellious unjustifiably resentful unjustifiably offended miserable impatient undermined abused factious hassled outraged dissentious troublemaking testy blue fault-finding carping nitpicking scornful contemptuous disdainful snubbed stricken disapproving of plagued sick and tired sick to death salty belly-aching fed up to the teeth cut to the quick with a chip on your shoulder fed up to the back teeth suffering impaired cursed grousing cranky out of temper hoha grouchy crabbing kicking uncontent unfulfilled battered neglected tyrannized suppressed bad tempered hot under the collar tyrannised knocked about badly treated morose choked doleful butthurt splenetic crabbed disapproving regretful fed-up faultfinding ennuied unappeased fretting not satisfied sniveling plaintive put-out unassuaged unsated insatiable jealous vehement caustic cynical sardonic irreconcilable snivelling revengeful surly huffish wroth with chip on shoulder grudge-bearing with a chip on one's shoulder vitriolic

Adjective

Experiencing pain
suffering miserable tormented distraught troubled afflicted sad upset anxious dejected depressed despondent disconsolate distressed hurt unhappy wretched agitated bitter bothered broken cheerless desolate devastated discomposed disconcerted disquieted doleful dolorous heartbroken heavyhearted inconsolable melancholy morose perturbed ruffled shaken sorrowful tortured traumatised traumatized unnerved vexed aflutter anguished bereaved concerned despairing discombobulated discountenanced down flustered grieved grieving harassed heartsick hurting irked mournful overwhelmed plagued rueful saddened uptight weeping wrecked agonised agonized bugged crushed dolesome gutted harrowed haunted mourning pained shook spooked woeful wounded aching antsy bemoaning bewailing jumpy sorrowing unglued wailing brokenhearted broken-hearted bummed out cut up grief-stricken shook up strung out all torn up angst-ridden in pain woebegone heavy with grief in a stew in a tizzy overcome with sorrow racked with pain racked with suffering sorry regretful dismal lamenting plaintive funeral lugubrious plangent lamentable deploring downcast crestfallen forlorn glum racked low downhearted blue melancholic bad gloomy droopy hangdog heartsore joyless low-spirited down in the mouth cast down down in the dumps stricken aggrieved remorseful mortified pining overcome tearful impaired cursed heavy bleeding painful in distress in anguish depressive sombre sullen solemn somber luckless strained discontented dull destroyed ailing ruthful out of sorts bowed down on a downer fed up dispirited disheartened choked heavy-hearted shattered disappointed chap-fallen discouraged in low spirits orphaned widowed bereft sick as a parrot deprived dispossessed in mourning moody pessimistic demoralized cheesed off brassed off demoralised teary in the dumps weepy hopeless oppressed dragged lachrymose chapfallen grim in the doldrums long-faced distressing funereal defeatist depressing mirthless tragic down and out pitiful in the pits piteous dreary spiritless abject emotional wistful in tears morbid dismayed weighed down bleak down-hearted shot down grumpy grievous saturnine sulky heart-rending pitiable desperate tristful crying in despair harrowing sobbing cast-down displeased dour disgruntled as sick as a parrot weary sniveling black dolent heartrending crummy snivelling blubbering listless comfortless sick at heart singing the blues in a blue funk surly pensive subdued taken down howling annoyed suicidal disillusioned deplorable mopey daunted dispiriting dissatisfied calamitous low in spirits ripped elegiac sunk in gloom dysphoric disturbed heartbreaking ticked off teed off browned off blubbing peed off whimpering in grief in doldrums traumatic upsetting troubling dark torn up lonely pathetic sorry for yourself let down humourless distressful bawling larmoyant sour agonizing close to tears on the verge of tears shamefaced agonising saddening enervated humorless churlish sepulchral flat tear-jerking regrettable crabbed downbeat sapped defeated mopish broody disenchanted adust down-in-the-mouth peeved piqued irritated abashed Eeyorish discontent sick exasperated cynical with a long face unconsolable resigned sheepish bummed-out frustrated sunk chagrined in sorrow damp unsatisfied full of sorrow negative hacked off low-down in the toilet down in dumps crabby sick and tired greeting maudlin triste lacklustre dim deep languorous drab shadowy colorless tenebrous unexciting blah uninteresting uninspiring gray colourless boring monotonous dingy lackluster macabre grey languid lifeless humdrum awful disturbing disquieting worried unamused sorry for oneself feel-bad apathetic very sad prostrated glowering scowling heart-sick lovesick sore burned contused undermined without energy depressant dirgeful grouchy brooding atrabilious clouded dampened drooping dashed sagging dire dolorific afflictive afflicting torn-up angry cross lowered bowed threnodic dirge-like emo godforsaken griefstricken off sluggish moping ugly taken aback deflated prostrate with grief have the blahs cringing browbeaten guilty cowed frantic fraught affected down in mouth hapless affecting bored tired unable to be comforted unable to be consoled let-down not happy guilty-looking furtive discomfited tragical unlucky unfortunate elegiacal uneasy miffed no-win strabilious long-suffering self-indulgent self-absorbed wallowing beside oneself with grief in a state ashamed intimidated embarrassed uncomfortable sneaking feeling down full of gloom in a funk aghast beaten ill-humoured huffy helpless lost worsted vanquished baulked objecting balked catastrophic cruel unpleasant disastrous feeble disappointing paltry mean can't win ill-humored cowering humiliated conscience-stricken forgotten homeless lonesome forsaken abandoned languished not a prayer in the soup at the end of one's tether at one's wits' end blue funk friendless destitute uncared-for in a bad way looking as if one had lost a pound and found a penny sensitive teary-eyed mawkish with tears in one's eyes blubbery moist watery wet put out jaded narked wearied dragging solitary defenseless defenceless fruitless alone at end of one's rope at the end of your tether nostalgic surfeited sated satiated blasé not best pleased in floods of tears easily moved with tears in your eyes up to here self-pitying complaining disaffected fretful malcontent envious impatient querulous restless resentful malcontented picky griping kvetching grumbling ungratified out of joint sick to death fed up to the teeth with a chip on your shoulder fed up to the back teeth

Verb

Past tense for to harass or annoy (someone) persistently
bothered harassed annoyed baited teased badgered hassled hounded pestered plagued worried intimidated molested bullied harried troubled vexed victimised victimized aggravated bedeviled bedevilled bugged chafed deviled devilled ate eaten exasperated frosted galled got gotten grated griped grope irked irritated itched narked nettled peeved picked on piqued rasped riled ruffled spited terrorised terrorized aggrieved beat beaten burned up burnt up crucified distressed dogged dragooned exiled expelled hacked off hectored hunted injured outraged pursued put out wronged singled out got the knife into gave a hard time given a hard time sticked the knife into drove up the wall driven up the wall made it hot for someone made things hot for someone upset tormented provoked beset disturbed needled nagged angered tortured afflicted got to miffed displeased hurt goaded wound up rubbed up the wrong way rankled infuriated incensed oppressed gravelled graveled fretted agitated ticked off rode ridden beleaguered racked besieged got across maddened chivvied harrowed agonized perturbed humped offended pained anguished excruciated cursed exacerbated hacked you off agonised gotten to enraged antagonized mistreated got at bummed out abused roiled heckled mithered ill-treated antagonised got in your hair inflamed made someone see red frustrated tried rubbed the wrong way put your back up had it in for discomposed gnawed kept after kept on at taunted discriminated against rattled got on your nerves gotten on your nerves maltreated made angry burnt burned tyrannized stressed teed off gotten across disquieted given someone the hump gave someone the hump given someone grief gave someone grief put someone's nose out of joint fussed abraded tyrannised made cross chivied insulted strained browbeat scared flustered discommoded affronted disgruntled gotten at nudged driven round the bend drove round the bend importuned breathed down someone's neck had a down on worked on grated on put off bent someone's ear rankled with criticized got on your wick put down got your goat made waves ragged hit where one lives unsettled pushed around disgusted leaned on haunted henpecked drove crazy driven crazy perplexed driven mad drove mad carped at driven round the twist drove round the twist disconcerted gnawn discountenanced criticised tantalized discomfited dunned niggled frightened tantalised flurried depressed wound wounded driven to distraction drove to distraction ill-used distempered gotten on one's nerves got on one's nerves rubbed you up the wrong way ribbed went on at gone on at chaffed attacked scolded mocked pushed about affected berated distracted punished unfairly confused interrupted given someone the pip gave someone the pip browbeaten inconvenienced harmed upbraided grumbled at domineered embarrassed hazed dissatisfied prodded pecked at unnerved madded enflamed ired misused fazed wrung intruded upon assailed dishonoured dominated crabbed found fault with imposed on cowed mortified alarmed put through wringer concerned steamed up martyred incommoded despaired exercised dismayed discombobulated put pressure on harped on at excited ailed dishonored imposed upon picked at rattled one's cage frazzled bummed cheesed off caused suffering to unhinged hacked turned off dumped on hagrid derailed put someone off their stroke gotten your back up got your back up gnawed at worked up made anxious egged on got your dander up got one's goat gotten one's goat sticked in one's craw setted one's teeth on edge weirded out upset the apple cart freaked out put someone's back up put into a flap ruffled someone's feathers lied heavy on put on the spot made someone's blood boil tried your patience jarred on made someone's hackles rise got under someone's skin put your nose out of joint disapproved of pressed ached beared a grudge towards felt ill will towards driven bananas drove bananas pinched compressed cramped squeezed gotten under one's skin got under one's skin got under your skin gotten under your skin gotten under skin got under skin scorned grieved guyed violated exploited manipulated humiliated tattered frayed eroded ridiculed misrepresented maligned rousted suffered stressed out roused jarred belittled disparaged smote smit smited smitten bored infested crossed impeded hindered gibed curdled bullyragged forayed macerated punished despoiled noodged boned labored laboured mused scoured pressurized obtruded encroached intruded pothered accosted terrified pressurised embittered subjugated menaced immolated demonized used blighted reviled reproached abased derided yawped inveighed growled yammered murmured grizzled grumped muttered complained squealed maundered grouched whinged bleated kicked croaked whimpered squawked whined kvetched caterwauled wailed grumbled moaned yowled bellyached carped hollered keened beefed yauped repined screamed groused chagrined confounded reminded squirmed insisted manhandled threatened demonised razzed defamed broke broken brake bit stirred taxed wringed pushed gripped jerked around stewed petted tiffed huffed stung raged overwhelmed overpowered cheated discredited slandered impugned libeled vilified libelled denigrated foiled thwarted made fun of scratched around yapped at ragged on sent into a rage thrown threw searched high heaven urged egged moaned at grinded ground made nervous discomforted burdened brutalised brutalized mishandled buttonholed enslaved preyed on messed with got on the nerves of punished repeatedly and unfairly moaned on at kept complaining to chid chided browned off rubbed salt in wound leaded someone a merry dance played cat and mouse brought pressure to bear on begrudged grudged martyrized scraped away tried the patience of got up your nose made your blood boil weighed down tested blustered frilled flummoxed furbelowed stumped disrupted steamed fuddled floored acerbated attracted absorbed motivated interested grabbed ignited pricked awaked absorpt quickened gave a bad time given a bad time nagged at worn on wore on caused agony to got in the hair of caused disquiet to disheartened got across someone taken advantage of did an injustice to took advantage of done an injustice to soured found fault hagridden hagrode teared alarumed fired up heated up wigged mixed up gotten in one's hair got in one's hair messed over inflicted anguish on played the heavy with loused up targeted grated upon weighed heavily on cramped style got in someone's hair tried someone's patience tried one's patience trespassed gotten on somebody's nerves wound somebody up treated harshly spooked gotten up someone's nose sinned against psyched out gotten someone's back up rattled someone's cage raised your hackles eaten away at gotten on someone's nerves sweated out jarred upon got on somebody's nerves made uneasy ate away at hung up offended against gotten on someone's wick got on nerves caused someone to lose their composure gotten on nerves ruffled one's feathers setted your teeth on edge got up someone's nose drove you up the wall got someone's back up tyrannized over got on someone's wick got on someone's nerves walked all over kicked around had your knife into damaged riled up rubbed one the wrong way targetted caused anxiety to laid a bad trip on driven you up the wall gnawed away at stepped on the toes of stacked the deck asked for it aken showed antagonism to shown antagonism to shown ill will towards showed ill will towards bore overbore overborne overrode overridden worn down wore down bitten taken the mickey out of took the mickey out of broke in broken in shook up shaken up wore out wore away worn out worn away taken the piss out of took the piss out of thrown off balance threw off balance awoken awoke undone torn tore undid worn wore took it out on taken it out on threw off thrown off gotten even got even eaten at ate at worn upon wore upon got someone's goat got someone gotten someone gotten someone's goat got your hackles up gotten your hackles up got a rise out of given the business gave the business gotten a rise out of rode roughshod over ridden roughshod over wore to shreds bit into worn to shreds bitten into gotten someone's dander up got someone's dander up thrown into a tizz threw into a tizz threw into tizzy thrown into tizzy gotten on someone got on someone gave no quarter went for jugular gone for jugular given no quarter did wrong to done wrong to did injury to did the dirty on done a disservice to did a disservice to bad mouthed done the dirty on done injury to stirred up cut to the quick hurt someone's feelings saddened shocked crazed preoccupied bewildered caused offense puzzled appalled put out of countenance hurt somebody's feelings incited startled sickened disobliged horrified aroused psyched abashed plied barraged nonplussed slighted stimulated repelled nauseated moved disappointed demoralized sweat caviled cavilled cut empurpled grilled possessed zinged bled indisposed made unhappy demoralised dissed got someone's hackles up disarranged made discontented examined umbraged put someone off weighed on flipped out made uncomfortable raised hell keyed up turned on made your hackles rise put in a spot put someone off their stride let down put somebody's nose out of joint cut up set one off made you see red made someone scratch their head set on made blood boil upset apple cart pushed buttons made a scene put in a hole put someone out shaken shook discouraged obsessed petitioned solicited dispirited devastated baffled tired scandalized shamed caught repulsed galvanized disoriented spurred unmanned disaffected chilled discontented daunted occupied unbalanced lambasted caused anguish mourned caused sorrow caused suffering capped sounded cooled mispleased winged revolted surprised bristled inspired electrified sweated feared wearied demeaned recurred caught off balance pushed the buttons of interfered with scandalised animated awakened exhilarated waked wakened got someone's wick questioned tweaked crushed quizzed boiled debilitated turned incapacitated flipped balked disordered disrespected started messed strapped desolated gave offence to given offence to snubbed inspirited bestirred instigated intruded on played dirty barged in on fermented thumbed nose at made fretful baulked muddled made fed up showed up made awkward made self-conscious owned made ashamed shattered caused anguish to made one see red slurred layed up laid up made sore magnified revived caused discomfort to heightened plundered worked into lather fired the imagination of pushed someon's buttons enlivened caused to be at a stand blackmailed redoubled ventilated come back to become bored fouled up made miserable extorted made livid aroused anxiety in rallied weighed lost one's temper lived on whetted bugged up made it tough for pepped up intensified had had enough devoured fed on intensated run up the wrong way depredated made wretched stopped someone in their tracks mounted puts somebody's nose out of joint deepened turned one off killed made a monkey of made flip rocked the boat galvanised made somebody's blood boil spurred on horned in on raided consumed vivified stayed with lived off caused concern to butted in on caught one short stunned loaded innervated enhanced innerved lost patience dumbfounded grated at seized setted someone back on their heels fleeced worked someone up lit a fire under fired the enthusiasm of fomented challenged whipped up driven nuts drove nuts took aback taken aback woke woken nit-picked driven insane drove insane gotten going got going blew up blown up taken by surprise took by surprise own ran up the wrong way took a rise out of taken a rise out of came back to done a number on did a number on became bored threw into a tizzy thrown into a tizzy trodden on someone's toes given offence gave offence trod on someone's toes driven you crazy drove you crazy drove you to distraction drove out of mind driven somebody up the wall driven you round the twist drove somebody up the wall driven out of mind drove you off your head driven you out of your mind drove you round the bend drove you round the twist driven you off your head driven you round the bend drove you out of your mind driven you to distraction

Verb

Past tense for to cause anguish or distress to
tormented tortured victimised victimized oppressed afflicted hunted ill-treated injured maltreated martyred abused agonised agonized anguished bedeviled bedevilled beset besieged cursed excruciated harrowed hounded mistreated plagued punished pursued racked molested tyrannised tyrannized discriminated against inflicted pain on inflicted suffering on picked on hurt beat hit harassed brutalized troubled crucified brutalised struck manhandled wound wounded bullied harmed mishandled mauled cut up vexed treated badly ill-used knocked around knocked about misused roughed up messed over kicked around beat up worried put on the rack distressed put to death scourged harried pained treated roughly handled roughly martyrized upset stricken wronged beaten caused suffering to bothered annoyed pestered grieved hitten messed up burdened stressed tried affected blighted damaged beaten up rent rended done over did over hanged hung put the squeeze on caused agony to nailed to a cross suppressed roughhoused totaled totalled outraged bunged up irked irritated ailed strained shaken up shook up exasperated hassled taxed nagged badgered haunted disturbed bugged discommoded perturbed beleaguered dogged assailed gripped mortified pressed attacked smote smited smit smitten embarrassed visited perplexed buffeted buffetted overwhelmed wrung entangled hampered caused trouble to stabbed pierced assaulted marred aggressed seared mutilated whipped lacerated grilled impaled mangled maimed convulsed teared weighed down gutted rocked devastated executed profaned misapplied prostituted misemployed perverted suffered from battered worked over jumped on one's case exploited caused pain to started in on ruined killed desecrated corrupted mismanaged misappropriated neglected chopped bashed waxed trashed ripped dumped on interfered with banged up hung on a cross run through pushed around nailed to cross burnt at the stake burned at the stake taken took wringed shaken shook torn tore rode ridden driven up the wall drove up the wall blew blown gave a hard time given a hard time gave a bad time given a bad time given one the business gave one the business fell upon fallen on fell on fallen upon backbitten backbit gave someone the works given someone the works given the needle gave the needle gave black eye given black eye done wrong did wrong ran through gone through went through been through

Verb

Past tense for to rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
domineered dominated tyrannised tyrannized bullied browbeat browbeaten intimidated oppressed hectored pressurised pressurized bulldozed ruled subjugated terrorised terrorized threatened menaced bossed overbore overborne railroaded prevailed predominated preponderated reigned blustered squeezed swaggered bent bended henpecked bossed around bossed about strong-armed rode roughshod over ridden roughshod over pushed around ordered about ordered around leaned on pushed about dictated to gave orders to given orders to lorded it over trampled on walked all over ruled the roost called the shots kicked around ran the show run the show used strong-arm tactics on kept under thumb ran things run things put the screws on was in the saddle were in the saddle been in the saddle ruled with an iron hand led by the nose pushed the buttons threw weight around thrown weight around ruled with a rod of iron bent to one's will crushed repressed kept down held down domineered over coerced tormented suppressed victimized dictated enslaved trampled victimised subjected abused mastered treated harshly maltreated ground down overpowered overcome trampled underfoot wronged ruled despotically treated brutally tyrannized over had someone under your thumb brought someone to their knees overcame ordered commanded directed pushed run superintended led captained swayed controlled quarterbacked supervised leaded governed administrated headed managed spearheaded tried to control called the tune presided over laid down the law told what to do ran overseen oversaw taken charge gave orders took charge given orders been in charge was in charge were in charge

Verb

Past tense for to deter or cause to feel fear, especially by threats of violence
intimidated threatened bullied pressured scared terrified browbeat browbeaten frightened harassed menaced cowed daunted domineered hounded pressurised pressurized subdued terrorised terrorized harried oppressed tyrannised tyrannized bulldozed coerced hectored railroaded dragooned forced obliged unnerved awed buffaloed bullyragged compelled overawed rode ridden ruffled tormented affrighted badgered blackjacked blustered bogarted constrained enforced spooked steamrollered appalled bludgeoned plagued leaned on strong-armed mau-maued pushed about pushed around picked on scared off twisted someone's arm used strong-arm tactics on scared the bejesus out of subjugated bossed around bossed about upset put heat on put the frighteners on put through the wringer put the chill on put the fear of God into petrified alarmed nagged goaded pestered despotized castigated pushed horrified startled panicked scarified alarumed victimized frighted shocked dismayed victimised twisted somebody's arm lorded it over inspired panic in filled with terror frightened out of your wits made it hot for someone made things hot for someone scared to death overborne overbore ridden roughshod over rode roughshod over stricken terror in struck terror in struck terror into stricken terror into beset put the heat on put the screws on put pressure on made assailed cajoled wheedled importuned impelled argued obligated muscled besieged talked impressed sandbagged swayed pressed insisted on come at vexed prevailed on troubled had someone do something driven drove came at

Antonym of persecuted

persecuted Idiom, Proverb

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