Synonym of perturbing

Alternative for perturbing

perturbs, perturbed, perturbing

Synonym: agitate, bother, distress, disturb, trouble, upset,

Adjective

Causing anxiety or concern
discomforting discomposing disquieting distressing disturbing nagging nasty troublesome troubling troublous unsettling upsetting worrisome aggravating agitating alarming annoying bothersome burdensome consequential creepy depressing difficult disagreeable discommoding disconcerting discouraging dismaying disruptive distressful embarrassing foreboding frightening gloomy harassing hard impeding inconvenient intrusive irksome irritating laborious nerve-racking ominous onerous painful perplexing pessimistic prophetic provoking severe sinister startling threatening tiresome toilsome tormenting trying uncertain unpleasant vexing wearisome worrying vexatious unnerving harrowing shocking hairy daunting dreadful concerning awkward horrifying niggling scary displeasing forbidding frightful horrible ghastly agonizing traumatic dire appalling terrible horrendous agonising galling nerve-wracking harrying taxing pestilential fraught awful loathsome exasperating maddening tricky thorny problematic monstrous grave macabre infuriating pesky abominable terrifying horrific vile pestiferous horrid pestilent plaguy atrocious grim frustrating gruesome direful distasteful unwelcome nail-biting ugly intimidating off-putting objectionable antagonizing rankling infernal grating riling foul antagonising chafing nettlesome peeving uncomfortable unpalatable abrasive anxious-making tense disgusting rebarbative carking nettling grisly bad formidable fearsome jarring pesty plaguey confounded wretched mean bitter hideous cussed fearful redoubtable repugnant nightmarish bewildering unpleasing prickly uncongenial hair-raising sticky spine-chilling gut-wrenching revolting tedious restless nervous anxious confronting odious teasing execrable sickening miserable uneasy nauseating disappointing detestable dread woeful hurtful dismal enraging lurid deplorable nauseous sad wearing hellacious unamusing wicked repellent dangerous abhorrent repellant enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall tragic confusing scaring hateful boring demanding petrifying stressful rotten torturous disheartening surprising chilling poor doleful lousy harsh unspeakable gnawing affecting bedevilling discomfiting stunning astonishing amazing staggering bothering offensive repulsive lamentable challenging stupefying pathetic tragical cruel distracting afflicting punchable excruciating hostile grievous heartbreaking saddening obnoxious gross unfortunate heinous bloodcurdling menacing abysmal bedeviling sorrowful regrettable godawful sombre somber bleak unhappy heart-rending heartrending poignant causing fear pitiless vicious ruthless savage oppressed impoverished stark brutal merciless eerie flustering baffling devastating poverty-stricken spooky apprehensive scandalous outrageous damnable disgraceful eldritch baleful blood-curdling spine-tingling distractive disrupting diverting diversionary irking accursed fiendish infamous pernicious fell devilish obscene extraordinary unexpected dispiriting puzzling knotty heartstopping rancid grewsome overwhelming evil noisome fulsome noxious terrific nightmare unforeseen jaw-dropping incommodious arduous oppressive glaring cursed melancholic unlucky testing austere parlous unfavorable unfavourable festering antipathetic moving touching sudden jolting astounding dumbfounding flabbergasting dumfounding eye-opening blindsiding remarkable dramatic from hell mephitical hellish irritable unpropitious unkind dreary hopeless sullen morose troubled glum melancholy depressive revulsive inauspicious distressed cheerless importunate unsatisfying unattractive impossible intractable undisciplined murder tough heavy uphill rowdy infestive ungovernable rough damaging repressive messy disorderly demoralizing grotesque unsightly piteous pitiful humourless crummy humorless unbearable sober unsavory mortifying solemn pitiable unsatisfactory icky stinking unacceptable sedate undesirable diabolical unendurable stirring emotional impactful intense tearful impressive mournful uncool yukky grotty grody sour unappealing yucky uninviting afflictive demoralising unsavoury anguished beastly unlovely plaintive tear-jerking sentimental tender passionate expressive nostalgic heart-breaking extremely bad exacting delicate punishing strenuous exhausting weighty ticklish gruelling problematical grueling exigent crushing rigorous sensitive tiring complicated back-breaking dodgy intricate fatiguing cumbersome stiff complex backbreaking involved rugged touchy wearying Herculean effortful serious convoluted controversial ponderous murderous draining herculean sapping tortuous critical inopportune killing unsuitable unmanageable untimely unsparing grinding unwieldy killer sweaty stringent moiling catchy unhandy discommodious persnickety tricksy spiny operose inexpedient bruising imperious pressing unseasonable humiliating inappropriate vexed intolerable tall perilous dicey ambitious dark mystifying fierce unremitting precarious elaborate debilitating toilful incommoding compromising vigorous laboured labored hefty unyielding knackering tight energy-consuming unreasonable inhuman enervating cringeworthy mighty hazardous obstinate cringey painstaking ill-timed searing hardhanded tangled chancy stubborn questionable iffy colossal extreme clunky cringe-making problem pressured demeaning labyrinthine unforgiving superincumbent dictatorial involute unfriendly obdurate sophisticated unfathomable obscure byzantine titanic impenetrable tyrannical overbearing involuted upstream fractious Augean gargantuan depleting shattering fiddly aggressive pick-and-shovel disadvantageous excessive charged persistent detrimental immoderate embittering clamorous unfair quarrelsome shameful treacherous disobliging steep insistent dubious spartan suspect degrading uncompromising clumsy baroque daedal labyrinthian Byzantine cumbrous crippling risky bulky fussy intransigent unrelenting discountenancing perfectionist time-consuming headache ungainly prohibitive hectic unamenable unaccommodating strict paradoxical pertinacious inflexible cranky bunglesome Gordian querulous unbending hardheaded relentless toe-curling high-pressure hypercritical immense unflinching gigantic slavish detailed really hard very hard backbreaker gnarly temperamental rocky hard to please cryptic abstruse fancy inexorable incomprehensible confounding tough going inscrutable undecipherable enigmatic entangled recondite hard-line difficult to understand full of twists and turns no picnic negative anxiety-ridden over-particular difficile hard to satisfy exorbitant remote prejudicial emotive responsible provocative embarrassed echinated stimulating briery pointed thoroughgoing overtaxing overpowering plodding major infelicitous a stinker of a like herding cats acid plaguing tickly kittle bumpy dolorous insufferable nice mistimed itchy scratchy high-impact drudgy worksome uphill battle hard-won marathon like getting blood out of a stone almighty easier said than done torturesome scabrous not easy ferocious discordant unsteady unstable causing discomfort ill-fitting unmanoeuvrable changeable volatile capricious mercurial inconstant fickle variable unaesthetic inharmonious ill-chosen devil of a very devil of a badly timed domineering autocratic no piece of cake despotic unjust undemocratic draconian shaming stridulous ill suited stridulent dry insensitive harsh-sounding tyrannous violent authoritarian iron-fisted confused dirty anti-democratic punitive coercive out of place serpentine impractical filthy lumbering difficult to handle disputed knotted jumbled mixed interlaced dense high-handed peremptory overweening adverse lumbersome Daedalian hi-tech Daedalean a nuisance ironhanded heavy-handed confining rough going graceless unclear unintelligible abstract minacious insoluble complicate unanswerable ignominious clamant urgent pugnacious debated contentious contested heavy-footed slow slow-moving an imposition mind-boggling hard to solve hard to explain mind-bending hazy above one's head beyond comprehension esoteric mystical thought-provoking ambiguous inexplicable profound deep rambling advanced enigmatical over one's head beyond one's grasp unsolvable mysterious opaque fathomless ill-fated hard-pressed inhospitable joyless shadowy tortured harmful doubtful gray black injurious grey jeopardous morbid apocalyptic very bad straitened dour full of hardship strained ill-omened ill-boding comfortless desolate clodhopping huge blundering uncoordinated massive maladroit bellicose moot debatable discreditable barro dishonouring blush-making a devil tenacious indefatigable tireless unco lubberly elephantine ramified reticular mazy undetermined undecided unresolved unsettled unconcluded hard to use like a bull in a china shop substantial dishonoring equivocal unseemly rattling dogged instant imperative burning crying emergent acute compelling persevering entreating necessitous in contention ongoing at issue in dispute afflicted open to question open to debate hot-button trouble avid solicitous pushy earnest forceful suppliant overeager recalcitrant open to doubt up in the air yet to be decided much debated hard-nosed pigheaded picky fastidious boorish rigid argumentative finicky full of problems strong-minded bloody-minded testy perverse bull-headed steadfast choosy refractory captious snappy cantankerous uptight chippy headstrong resolute immovable disputative oafish bearish thrawn huffy stroppy froward opinionated dogmatic indomitable overcritical wrong-headed irascible obstructive particular bolshie ungracious grumbly single-minded set in one's ways finical unpredictable hard to handle invidious contrary ill-natured crotchety ornery uppity feisty discontented dissatisfied rude crabby stiff-necked contrarious impolite opinionative disputatious balky obstreperous beset by problems overly solicitous judgmental disapproving overexacting cavilling quibbling disparaging possessive sticklerish faultfinding overscrupulous needy hairsplitting caviling firm censuring cavillous cynical carping censorious high-maintenance over-rigorous fault-finding over-strict over-exacting over-censorious

Verb

(usually used in third person form "gets") Annoying or irritating (someone)
getting annoying irritating exasperating angering irking vexing inflaming putting out nettling needling provoking incensing infuriating maddening rubbing up the wrong way aggravating peeving miffing riling getting to hacking off giving someone the hump driving mad driving crazy driving nuts making someone see red winding up agitating bothering bugging narking getting across teeing off ticking off displeasing eating grating ruffling burning up chafing disturbing frustrating enraging galling firing up upsetting getting in someone's hair getting on one's nerves getting on someone's nerves getting on someone's tits getting someone's back up getting someone's dander up getting someone's goat getting someone's hackles up getting someone's wick getting under someone's skin getting up someone's nose gnawing harrying making someone's blood boil making someone's hackles rise rattling someone's cage ruffling someone's feathers trying someone's patience harassing troubling hassling worrying distressing piquing plaguing pestering persecuting tormenting nagging molesting teasing riding fretting rankling graveling gravelling giving someone grief bumming out bedeviling bedevilling driving up the wall badgering paining discomposing getting on your nerves antagonizing afflicting offending spiting frosting making angry beleaguering hounding dissatisfying getting at antagonising driving round the bend hacking you off getting in your hair turning off putting your back up giving a hard time goading incommoding torturing outraging mortifying racking agonizing rasping harrowing disquieting getting your back up driving round the twist making waves cheesing off disgusting hitting where one lives chagrining mithering roiling agonising rubbing the wrong way grieving making cross breaking henpecking nudging driving to distraction besetting insulting affronting griping wounding making your blood boil getting up your nose getting under your skin getting your goat burdening itching dismaying depressing excruciating anguishing cursing getting your dander up working on heating up egging on getting on your wick besieging disobliging asking for it giving someone the pip flustering exacerbating disconcerting stressing hurting trying embarrassing pursuing niggling discommoding abrading biting putting someone's back up cutting to the quick rankling with getting under one's skin getting on someone's wick driving bananas inconveniencing humping putting someone's nose out of joint messing messing with pushing someon's buttons deviling haunting devilling keeping after disgruntling infesting hectoring discountenancing imposing upon discomfiting confounding putting on the spot burning scandalizing stressing out disaffecting discontenting rattling chivvying bullying perplexing repelling zinging capping revolting mispleasing cooling winging curdling sounding disappointing taunting chivying pressurizing playing dirty scandalising going on at putting pressure on keeping on at breathing down someone's neck leaning on pressurising bringing pressure to bear on inciting baiting grilling fussing making blood boil sending into a rage taking a rise out of starting stirring up trying one's patience getting a rise out of setting on setting one off getting across someone working into lather putting someone out giving a bad time grating on mixing up getting in one's hair crucifying rending wringing searing tearing saddening gutting causing agony to causing suffering to cutting up oppressing dejecting aggrieving concerning disheartening dispiriting bringing down stinging casting down bringing one down dampening spirits weighing down gnawing at breaking one's heart crushing discouraging putting a damper on straining dragging down making miserable putting into a funk chastening breaking the heart of causing anguish to making wretched making blue iring madding enflaming steaming up embittering getting someone empurpling umbraging getting one's goat getting under skin pricking jarring on exciting working up wearing on making you see red raising your hackles rubbing you up the wrong way prodding rousing souring crazing hacking crossing browning off appalling getting on somebody's nerves making your hackles rise getting your hackles up making somebody's blood boil sticking in one's craw getting on nerves eating away at whipping up setting one's teeth on edge trying your patience acerbating raising hell irritating greatly festering getting up somebody's nose getting somebody's back up chiding getting on someone ruffling one's feathers bumming dogging trying the patience of rubbing one the wrong way riling up eating at putting your nose out of joint wigging picking on making you angry bristling spurring causing annoyance to causing resentment to pushing one's buttons rattling one's cage arousing boiling making sore losing one's temper blowing up hazing heckling distempering winding somebody up driving you up the wall obsessing eating up giving the business motivating igniting quickening awaking absorbing grabbing attracting interesting unhinging examining running up the wrong way tweaking questioning quizzing tiffing huffing stewing petting driving you crazy driving out of mind making livid driving you round the bend shattering driving you off your head driving somebody up the wall driving you to distraction distracting driving you round the twist possessing driving you out of your mind unnerving chilling daunting chillin unmanning demoralizing misting causing offense to boiling over making indignant wronging causing offence to giving offence to making one see red demoralising making discontented clouding fogging up fogging misting up making somebody's hackles rise becoming misty misting over clouding over becoming covered with condensation becoming misted

Verb

Present participle for to disturb the composure of
unsettling upsetting worrying disturbing alarming bothering disquieting agitating discomposing troubling disconcerting concerning dismaying ruffling discountenancing distressing flustering unnerving discomfiting exercising ailing alaruming derailing discomforting disordering distempering distracting fazing flurrying frazzling fussing hagriding undoing unhinging vexing confusing disarranging making anxious making fretful making uneasy muddling pothering rattling annoying bewildering bugging confounding freaking out gnawing at irritating needling perplexing pestering weirding out making waves shaking up stirring up making a scene afflicting harassing discombobulating irking tormenting throwing shaking plaguing throwing off balance getting to nonplussing abashing provoking oppressing mortifying fretting embarrassing taking aback hassling frightening appalling grieving depressing saddening besetting daunting putting off disheartening burdening demoralizing scaring galling chagrining spooking paining puzzling startling demoralising harrowing trying surprising discouraging putting someone off their stroke frustrating exciting stressing torturing shocking psyching out displeasing hurting weighing down exasperating chafing panicking straining flummoxing bedevilling bedeviling dispiriting aggravating harrying dejecting aggrieving peeving baffling nagging flooring deranging agonizing wounding burning up moving nettling discommoding horrifying haunting jolting sickening addling affecting stunning agonising setting someone back on their heels dumbfounding throwing off lying heavy on making uncomfortable unbalancing offending beleaguering crushing intimidating giving a hard time racking putting into a flap piquing throwing into a tizz overwhelming working up angering niggling cowing persecuting disrupting mystifying chillin chilling fuddling astounding badgering making nervous terrifying astonishing destabilizing giving someone grief putting out of countenance casting down humiliating shaming traumatizing bumming out causing suffering to bustling knocking for six making someone scratch their head causing someone to lose their composure disorganizing unmanning deterring disarraying putting out rousing taxing rattling one's cage amazing dampening destabilising crazing miffing staggering disorienting desolating narking sapping riling terrorizing cursing jumbling goading incommoding awing aweing consternating dashing traumatising graveling gravelling debilitating causing anxiety to terrorising enervating catching off balance tangling teasing making wretched wearying abasing getting at making miserable complicating causing anguish to fouling up putting someone off their stride bowling over knocking sideways giving someone a turn mixing up giving a turn causing to be at a stand hurrying anguishing despairing preoccupying fearing stewing sweating subduing disappointing arousing touching outraging turning rocking devastating inconveniencing stinging browbeating bullying cutting tearing dazing breaking stirring indisposing disgusting egging on tiring paralysing flipping befuddling turning on stupefying abrading jarring tantalising tantalizing affrighting getting nauseating insulting weakening pricking causing anxiety winding up stumping bamboozling getting across hacking off picking on pushing buttons flipping out ticking off paralyzing affronting hectoring searing overcoming flabbergasting electrifying intruding hurting somebody's feelings buffaloing balking preying on snafuing letting down beating thwarting baulking hanging over eating away at throwing into disorder dulling interrupting muddying lousing up messing up weighing on stopping someone in their tracks causing concern to causing discomfort to making self-conscious causing trouble to weighing heavily on eating at beating down pulling the rug from under throwing into a tizzy giving a bad time driving up the wall entangling getting down springing something on throwing a curve pouring cold water on cutting to the quick mucking throwing cold water on raveling getting someone down ravelling pulling the rug out from under wringing occupying overawing facing heating inciting inflaming unquieting frenzying making restless fluttering hustling stimulating quickening putting down putting on edge excoriating besieging dementing rummaging downing displacing fermenting disorientating being grinding unstringing blighting blinding souring embittering examining ventilating testing importuning interfering worsting suffering possessing dunning disarming striking smiting throwing into confusion hindering hounding sending into a spin causing disquiet to revolting dizzying causing to panic rankling with working someone up bugging up making flip injuring putting someone off taking by surprise scandalizing throwing into uproar hacking you off pressing knocking props out disgracing nagging at obsessing pressing down on thrilling dogging pushing strapping martyring nit-picking sweating out feeling unwell feeling pain confronting undermining enfeebling uncalming riding disengaging detaching disconnecting uncoupling separating unhitching unfastening niggling at stabbing overcharging repelling acerbating boring piercing galvanizing bemusing putting off his or her stride taking the wind out of someone's sails getting in the way catching somebody unawares rubbing the wrong way catching somebody off balance causing offense getting on nerves upsetting apple cart bringing down eating grating frosting rasping itching spiting griping disillusioning sticking it to dishing it out giving it to dishing out demeaning dissatisfying weighing galvanising setting back subjugating lowering suppressing stifling discording jangling disharmonizing disaccording scarifying frighting disenchanting disgruntling foxing cutting up knocking the wind out of knocking off balance furbelowing blustering wearing frilling dumfounding putting the wind up rousting harshing one's mellow posing fogging arousing anxiety in discrediting dishonouring carping antagonizing caviling cavilling diminishing squelching devitalizing smothering driving insane mazing hitting a sour note grating on making fed up getting on someone's nerves trying the patience of making discontented becoming bored grating at having had enough losing patience taking control of taking over making awkward making ashamed owning showing up springing doing a number on making it tough for knocking over numbing thunderstriking scandalising antagonising thickening wildering involving befogging quibbling mistreating obtruding encroaching accosting baiting heckling breaking in pursuing molesting sending over the edge making a monkey of catching one short putting on the spot hanging up dishonoring putting in a spot putting in a hole nitpicking giving offence to throwing into tizzy screwing up filling with consternation mucking up encumbering flapping extinguishing curbing defeating humbling quelling deadening overpowering throwing a curveball fidgetting fidgeting incapacitating cramping making someone jump out of their skin taking someone aback making jump scaring to death scaring the bejesus out of giving someone a jolt giving someone a fright giving a shock snarling up muddying the waters mixing you up stumbling causing anguish causing someone distress causing pain knocking out hitting like ton of bricks raising someone's eyebrows taking the wind out of your sails completely surprising grossing out shaking out of your complacency firing up taking pains damping down bearing down on keying up laying up getting someone putting the wind up someone draining labouring over rocking the boat getting worked up getting in a stew making a big thing of making a big thing out of dragging damping darkening making a mountain out of a molehill making a meal of casting a pall over putting a damper on making a thing of scrambling running down reducing to tears casting a gloom upon making sad making unhappy getting on someone's wick making someone fed up harshing someone's mellow making gloomy giving someone the blues turning one off making desolate making despondent bringing tears to your eyes making your heart bleed knocking the stuffing out of bearing down breaking someone's heart keeping under mussing tousling shuffling rumpling dishevelling dislocating disjointing misarranging disheveling mixing fumbling botching making a mess of snarling getting into a tangle muffing fouling bungling cluttering messing blundering jumbling up spoiling

Verb

Present participle for to frighten or cause fear in
scarifying scaring frightening terrifying alarming startling panicking shocking terrorising terrorizing horrifying spooking affrighting petrifying frighting alaruming intimidating unnerving daunting agitating dismaying appalling awing aweing disconcerting chilling chillin cowing browbeating disquieting discomforting deterring bulldozing astounding demoralising demoralizing discouraging disheartening fazing repelling stiffing unhinging worrying scaring to death striking terror into scaring away curdling the blood scaring off making teeth chatter chilling to the bone making blood run cold making one's blood run cold scaring the daylights out of making one's hair stand on end shaking disturbing scaring stiff upsetting filling with fear scaring the bejesus out of throwing into a panic throwing into a blue funk scaring someone out of their wits scaring the pants off making your hair stand on end putting the wind up scaring the living daylights out of confounding perplexing frightening to death depressing consternating frightening the living daylights out of chilling off unmanning flustering ruffling throwing into panic rattling scaring witless freezing your blood giving someone goose pimples getting the wind up making someone jump out of their skin giving someone the heebie-jeebies making one's flesh creep making your blood run cold giving one the creeps chilling someone to the marrow putting the fear of God into throwing into a fright scaring someone half to death revolting disgusting outraging sickening scandalizing harrowing offending nauseating distressing greatly scandalising

Verb

(usually of a disease or condition) Present participle for to affect adversely
attacking infecting affecting damaging injuring corrupting devastating vitiating afflicting crippling destroying contaminating marring ruining spoiling annihilating demolishing impairing ravaging troubling compromising impacting overcoming touching harming striking breaking influencing sabotaging tainting upsetting defiling occurring polluting prevailing crushing hurting overwhelming poisoning blighting debasing impinging weakening impacting on impinging upon prevailing over wearing away shaking up spreading to striking at striking down doing damage to playing havoc with taking hold of wreaking havoc on exerting influence on having an effect on having an impact on changing altering transforming swaying modifying disturbing stirring conditioning involving acting on grieving agitating distressing saddening shaping concerning paining forming controlling moving shaking reaching hitting impressing hitting hard governing manipulating determining guiding deciding working on throwing biasing biassing fazing bowling over emotionally moving inducing telling on relating regarding inspiring interesting marking knocking back getting to impressing on knocking for six bearing upon making an impression on tugging at your heartstrings blemishing disfiguring wrecking undermining defacing flawing tarnishing trashing smashing endamaging crabbing messing up subverting mangling desecrating gutting incapacitating shattering totalling totaling bloodying wounding disfeaturing dismantling corroding wasting crossing up battering blotting causing detriment to destabilizing jeopardizing maiming scarring disabling deteriorating impoverishing disrupting vandalizing sullying mutilating lacerating undoing despoiling razing cracking smirching shocking sapping scorching prejudicing scratching vandalising destabilising denting screwing up lousing up jeopardising smashing up knocking disgracing mucking up bruising degrading warping cheapening blowing costing causing the loss of causing the sacrifice of resulting in damage to resulting in harm to leading to the end of laying waste dilapidating squashing plundering pillaging depredating sacking putting a damper on spoliating making useless desolating taking apart demeaning lessening depreciating lowering nicking besmirching deforming pulling down staining doing mischief to dumping on wrenching handling roughly butchering stabbing abusing scathing maltreating playing merry hell with tearing disintegrating gnawing tampering with discoloring wronging banging up splitting dirtying causing injury driving a nail into the coffin of bleaching fading discolouring rusting rotting burning laming hacking dismembering distorting cutting censoring bowdlerizing adulterating expurgating cutting up hacking up tearing limb from limb cutting to pieces tearing apart hashing up amputating bowdlerising diminishing hindering debilitating impeding devitalizing enervating depressing inconveniencing torpedoing blasting withering enfeebling roughing up putting out of action taking out doing harm to putting out of commission detracting from interfering with throwing a monkey wrench into fouling up

Antonym of perturbing

perturbing Idiom, Proverb

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