Synonym of saddening

Alternative for saddening

adj.

causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom

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v.

make unhappycome to feel sad

Adjective

Causing sadness
sad depressing dismal heartbreaking dreary pathetic melancholy mournful sorry heartrending drear tearful teary dispiriting sombre gloomy somber disheartening cheerless doleful melancholic wretched discouraging funereal bleak grim sorrowful desolate upsetting woeful black miserable comfortless dark distressing lugubrious unhappy glum dejecting joyless disappointing dolorous disconsolate dire oppressive poignant morose hopeless morbid forlorn sullen heart-rending piteous lamentable solemn depressive rueful depressed cold woebegone blue murky moving chill sepulchral plutonian lachrymose unfortunate saturnine pitiful pitiable Cimmerian elegiac drab tear-jerking daunting demoralizing uninviting dejected dingy uncomfortable dour despondent gray godforsaken disenchanting regrettable unfavorable unfavourable distressful distressed painful tenebrific crestfallen grey darkening tenebrous harrowing demoralising lonesome dreich sunless lonely elegiacal cloudy mopey touching cast down dull drearisome austere unwelcoming spiritless dim bare inhospitable stark abject bland crushing clinical tragic grave draggy impersonal wintery mourning afflicted institutional down-and-out wintry jarring in the dumps traumatic pessimistic unpleasant troublesome inauspicious bitter agonizing discomposing terrible dolesome bad dispirited agonising plangent mirthless heart-wrenching grievous heartbroken weeping lamenting heartsick heartsickening off-putting sickening emotional affecting hurtful sorrowing ghastly horrid disagreeable gruesome afflictive sobering despairing dismaying disillusioning downbeat unpromising dissatisfying weepy downcast acherontic acheronian frustrating disconcerting anticlimactic humourless heavyhearted low-spirited droopy down hangdog heartsore saddened low humorless heavy-hearted downhearted brokenhearted inconsolable looking on the black side blubbering blubbery tear-filled bawling sobbing watery sniveling wet moist whimpering snivelling down in the dumps dragged heavy down in the mouth sunk in gloom depressant have the blahs wistful grief-stricken poor dreadful difficult broken-hearted funeral anguished grieving aching deploring agonized bewailing bemoaning wailing regretful excruciating shocking in tears grousing cranky crabby grumpy bellyaching beefing cantankerous nostalgic vexatious plaintive agonised horrific appalling horrifying derisible mortifying pensive frightful out of sorts darkened shadowy clouded overcast sober dusky leaden overclouded awful severe caliginous stern unlit darkish obscured lightless nebulous unilluminated stygian shady pitchy rayless dusk clouded over moody unsmiling beclouded foggy louring pitch-black pitch-dark dimmed misty sedate hurting troubled sour serious darksome darkling forbidding sulky lowering displeasing nubilous obscure surly earnest weighty macabre poker-faced foul foreboding staid rotten crepuscular horrible no-nonsense moping Stygian ominous chap-fallen repugnant long-faced in low spirits harsh poorly lit stony squalid hazy sordid shameful frowning sourpuss muted subdued execrable deplorable inferior lousy glowering repellent uncommunicative stony-faced horrendous colorless indigent scurvy scungy impoverished detestable repulsive hazed offensive unpropitious revolting gut-wrenching crabbed ugly distasteful unpalatable in the pits rainy taciturn unnerving opaque lacklustre deep lackluster chapfallen frightening colourless boring monotonous lifeless God-awful loathsome unexciting uninteresting uninspiring humdrum in a blue funk in pain bummed out blah badly lit pained unamused tragical brooding in the doldrums gaunt scowling intolerable disquieting discomforting bad-tempered grouchy churlish worthless starless moonless phlegmatic ill-tempered unresponsive oppressed weary mopish broody devastated sable disheartened unfriendly sorry for oneself demoralized ill-lit unlighted choked discouraged down-in-the-mouth shot down dolent dirgeful dampening heart-breaking gutted having the blahs having blue devils inky jet black gruff blue funk helpless bummed hapless powerless calamitous downtrodden crushed disappointed singing the blues bedimmed hideous grisly destroyed bleeding undesirable cut up down and out fed up let-down not happy sobersided lurid unearthly unclear unappealing unappetizing untempting unattractive repressing dissuading hindering inopportune disadvantageous deterring uncomic bereaved flinty fierce intimidating ungentle steely rough mean-looking rugged aggrieved eerie subfusc strict puritanical douce grotesque ghostly terrifying gory nightmarish disapproving unsympathetic demoralised monstrous fearsome unhumorous disturbing troubling not hopeful not encouraging despicable contemptible pitiless grewsome terrific nightmare nauseating objectionable disgraceful vile po-faced serious-minded mephitical hellish irritable unkind repellant bewildering vexing unlucky testing unwelcome annoying abhorrent worrying galling perturbing perplexing alarming sinister revulsive unamusing aggravating uncongenial irritating parlous unpleasing irksome hard-faced hard stringent trashy shoddy filthy spookish weird scary atrocious spooky chilling threatening destitute derisory sick unhealthy disgusting nasty unenticing death-obsessed dirty menacing poverty-stricken promising rain not fair not clear

Adjective

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

Verb

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

Verb

Present participle for despair

Verb

Present participle for be deprived of a close relation or friend through their death

Antonym of saddening

saddening Idiom, Proverb

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