Synonym of taxing

Alternative for taxing

taxes, taxed, taxing

Synonym: assessment, burden, duty, encumber, levy, load, oppress, strain, tariff, toll,

Adjective

Physically or mentally demanding
arduous burdensome demanding exacting onerous laborious challenging enervating heavy punishing sapping stressful tiring tough trying wearing back-breaking hard rigorous uphill difficult draining exhausting exigent grueling gruelling killing persnickety strenuous stringent toilsome wearisome crushing disturbing grievous murderous oppressive tedious troublesome weighty severe formidable rough fatiguing backbreaking testing stiff harsh rugged wearying irksome herculean effortful moiling grinding hellacious killer vexatious bothersome worrying tiresome sweaty tricky tall knackering distressing thorny brutal hellish Augean awkward Herculean hairy excruciating upsetting debilitating pick-and-shovel harrowing sticky crippling unpleasant grim worrisome problematic traumatic painful daunting operose fierce labored laboured knotty prickly grave cruel unsparing concerning troubling vexing nerve-racking forbidding relentless nasty unsettling galling torturous harassing exasperating delicate bitter inconvenient toilful niggling disquieting vigorous annoying alarming dodgy agonizing disagreeable serious energy-consuming depleting ticklish enervative perturbing frustrating ambitious ponderous agonising unremitting problematical awful irritating bruising aggravating intolerable mean dire dangerous sensitive dismaying fraught unbearable distressful no picnic tortuous scary unforgiving intimidating colossal bleak critical wicked tormenting harrying hostile shattering maddening extreme precarious pressured hazardous controversial nagging painstaking complicated inhuman involved tough going strict intricate hectic spartan complex hardhanded touchy pestilent tricksy spiny catchy cumbersome searing anxious-making superincumbent discomforting mighty terrible nettlesome intense merciless gargantuan imperious tense hefty chancy austere weary perilous anxious troublous pesky dreadful tight plaguy pestiferous pestilential discouraging excessive pressing carking murder agitating perplexing baffling prostrating dark unnerving vexed lamentable jarring overwhelming convoluted unfriendly energetic upstream ugly impossible unyielding staggering iffy gigantic titanic really hard very hard bad infuriating slavish difficile frightening dismal rankling discomposing appalling unkind infernal irking drudging Sisyphean embittering deplorable atrocious abrasive riling monumental punitive inexorable puzzling steep time-consuming chafing nettling peeving incommodious confounded repressive immoderate disheartening nerve-wracking wretched high-impact headache restless risky shocking domineering unfair rowdy impressive despotic savage backbreaker heartbreaking tragic rebarbative cussed pesty plaguey solemn boring unstable rocky ominous afflicting immense dispiriting heart-rending almighty dubious suspect questionable unfortunate prohibitive regrettable major worksome menacing a stinker of a woeful busy uncomfortable dicey threatening heartrending high-pressure anxiety-ridden huge powerful unreasonable stretching searching physical exorbitant massive straitened a nuisance uncharitable withering apprehensive an imposition unrelaxing paradoxical mammoth unrelenting responsible dour thoroughgoing overburdening strained nail-biting dogged grating provoking objectionable displeasing forceful heroic courageous slow repugnant careful hypercritical thorough precise nit-picking protracted lengthy hardworking very difficult echinated briery stimulating pointed enraging unwelcome antagonizing overtaxing overpowering plodding exerting creepy nervous uneasy no piece of cake large order heavy sledding like herding cats disappointing awesome demoralizing by the book terrifying panicky gut-wrenching teasing festering antipathetic insufferable ghastly foul horrible rotten horrid vile sad tyrannical disconcerting unsatisfying unattractive antagonising considerable disastrous significant life-threatening acute frightful horrendous abominable dictatorial autocratic consequential enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall easier said than done torturesome drudgy vicious hurtful scabrous uphill battle unendurable hard-won marathon problem not easy like getting blood out of a stone ferocious undemocratic unjust draconian treacherous vulnerable aggressive bold sobering big intensive peracute tyrannous grotty off-putting shameful outrageous heinous daring grandiose authoritarian iron-fisted parlous glaring egregious overbearing pitiless ruthless coercive anti-democratic industrious lousy beastly unsafe unsound fearsome mean-looking fazing high-handed overweening peremptory grand elaborate extravagant intrepid frantic chaotic insecure unpredictable shaky gnarly racking gloomy sombre ironhanded rough going depressive heavy-handed somber depressing confining from hell chastening monstrous tragical iniquitous nefarious unlucky flagrant gross pretentious visionary lofty active eventful frenzied frenetic lively demoralising touch-and-go fraught with danger high-risk flagitious magnificent turbulent villainous harmful pathetic offensive pitiful large-scale a bummer of a flustering animated madhouse tireless full tumultuous riotous furious bustling wild importunate full on unruly spirited action-packed bumpy raucous intractable undisciplined infestive ungovernable damaging messy disorderly uncertain nice unsteady capricious temperamental mercurial changeable inconstant volatile fickle variable bossy arbitrary absolute masterful tyrannic authoritative rigid autocratical illiberal stern arrogant autarchic dominating totalitarian magisterial dogmatic haughty pushy monocratic drastic high and mighty iron-handed inflexible officious lordly doctrinaire tsarist czarist imperative cocky one-party swingeing willful wilful commanding flinty intemperate inclement unmerciful compelling pompous stifling suppressive summary bullying egotistic inconsiderate strong imperial restrictive insensitive dominant driving uncompromising pushful sharp unbending fascist fascistic absolutist remorseless hard-hearted substantial pontifical stormy superior stark dystopian inhospitable uncontrollable presumptuous profound supercilious comfortless proud potent Neronian abusive violent high-and-mighty uppity sniffy cavalier barbarous sadistic regnant insolent uncontrolled irresistible brutish subjugating controlling ramrod compulsive inordinate irrepressible unlimited besetting undue Spartan bullish consuming callous assertive unconscionable biting towering baroque devilish implacable unfeeling overextravagant overmuch overdue insane plethoric overmastering obsessive great heartless unsympathetic no-nonsense hard-nosed gruff downright improper over the top inhibiting disciplinarian all-powerful unaccountable unconstitutional single-party whopping constraining prohibiting exploitive governing pushing czarlike tactless mind-blowing persuasive dynamic very severe confused concentrated abstruse te recondite bare-bones barren desolate monolithic Stalinist dogmatical thoughtless unrestrained huffish self-asserting high-hat hifalutin toploftical uppish assumptive huffy bumptious stiff-necked self-assertive chesty important highfalutin toplofty presuming clamorous crack-the-whip firm dictative throwing one's weight about strong-willed tempestuous unavoidable inescapable inept undiplomatic bungling communist totalistic total overstrict OTT piercing urgent penetrating radical compulsatory obligatory throwing one's weight around mandatory required compulsory throwing weight around maleficent wolfish truculent barbaric in driver's seat on your high horse crack the whip no ifs ands or buts no joke flat-out straight out heightened cold wrenching stinging burning caustic blistering cutting sure unpreventable inevitable certain hardheaded headstrong humourless sedate humorless staid sober sobersided inhumane intolerant pounding poignant fated destined ineluctable robust unsmiling obdurate uncomic astringent unpitying desperate stony-hearted compassionless desensitized cold-blooded cold-hearted stonyhearted stoney hardhearted browbeating ironfisted affectless desensitised take-no-prisoners ironhearted enforceable narrow traditional customary conventional insistent binding limiting classical momentous far-reaching yukky unhappy sour miserable distasteful unpalatable yucky chilling uncongenial unlovely unpleasing unsavory zealous unmitigated unusual exaggerated exceptional icky sore mortifying very bad unsavoury calamitous afflictive fanatical hard-boiled po-faced legislating sanctioned didactic preceptive normative accepted prescribed unconventional overkill uncommon remarkable unseemly preposterous devastating hard-shell imprudent nonsensical fabulous lavish fancy irrational utter sheer cocksure overproud out-and-out O.T.T. too much out of proportion pervasive unutterable marked overriding opinionated lording it prescriptive preponderant snotty ascendant prevalent stuffy disdainful telling suffocating irrefutable unrefined rude coarse very strong uncouth loutish uncultured crude churlish ungracious brusque vulgar blunt curt impolite boorish uncivil crass discourteous ill-bred ribald indecent oafish lewd profane indecorous unpolished indelicate bluff obscene uncultivated ill-mannered unmannerly bearish dirty bawdy inelegant roughcast vulgarian filthy untutored louring bad-mannered steely tasteless foul-mouthed ungentle artless insensible unceremonious lowbrow common lowbred loud roughneck incult unladylike lowering ungentlemanly raffish

Adjective

Confusing or puzzling
perplexing complex hard strange weird baffling bewildering complicated confusing difficult inexplicable intricate involved knotty mysterious mystifying paradoxical puzzling thorny funny labyrinthine odd peculiar unaccountable unfathomable convoluted disconcerting enigmatic impenetrable mind-bending ticklish worrying befuddling Byzantine confounding difficult to understand spiny wildering beyond one tricky tangled troublesome awkward tortuous problematic involute elaborate insoluble sophisticated unanswerable baroque daedal obscure complicate labyrinthian byzantine involuted problematical effortful ramified terrible uphill mazy formidable Gordian reticular entangled confused abstruse Daedalian detailed cryptic serpentine fancy recondite inscrutable undecipherable fiddly incomprehensible jumbled inextricable mixed up esoteric winding mixed ravelled challenging raveled tough interlaced unclear ambiguous deep messy opaque mixed-up full of twists and turns hard to understand devious maze-like circuitous multifarious variegated heterogeneous hidden concealed impossible dark advanced muddled cumbersome drawn-out long-drawn-out high-tech dense knotted multifaceted fathomless refined bamboozling surprising oracular Daedalean hi-tech gnarly enigmatical mystical scrambled chaotic plotty long-winded mazelike arduous intertwined interwoven labyrinthial labyrinthical labyrinthal labyrinthiform labyrinthic indivisible inseparable subtle composite compounded miscellaneous multiplex mosaic mingled multiple manifold multiform conglomerate motley compound frustrating bemusing delicate insolvable hairy beyond you full of surprises problem trying fiendish kittle devilish clever gimmicky new oblique indissoluble impossible to separate very devil of a devil of a unintelligible abstract hard to follow inaccessible mind-boggling hard to solve profound vexing beyond comprehension rambling beyond one's grasp unsolvable hard to explain above your head hazy thought-provoking over one's head weighty murky serious secret uncanny heavy veiled thorough clandestine untold particularized painstaking shadowy extensive full particular studied covert shrouded as clear as mud laboured exact precise perfected careful minute skillful prodigious labored circumstantial skilful imposing gingerbread clouded cloaked secretive overworked particularised many-faceted overdone arcane unrevealed anagogic mystic occult cloak-and-dagger black Delphic recherché highly wrought high tech cabalistic blow-by-blow nebulous sinuous twisted ornate rococo nuanced can of worms

Adjective

Behaving, spoken or done in a determined and forceful way
vigorous strenuous aggressive forceful active vehement determined energetic forcible intense mettlesome potent powerful resolute spirited ardent eager enthusiastic fervent intensive keen zealous arduous assertive blunt dynamic emphatic fiery full-blooded hard hard-hitting muscular passionate resounding tough unbridled uncontrolled unrestrained violent wild all-out brisk exhausting in-your-face punchy rigorous pulling no punches strong insistent uncompromising robust bold earnest confident dominant compelling commanding bullish convincing effective persuasive cogent all out stout domineering firm authoritative audacious pushy bossy competitive feisty influential wholehearted strong-willed direct vital out-and-out militant impressive mighty puissant tireless plucky concentrated dogged Herculean tenacious indefatigable pushing driving persistent unremitting pertinacious complete enterprising go-ahead self-possessed self-confident self-assured red-blooded lusty concerted thorough thoroughgoing sweeping committed full total exhaustive all-embracing not backward in coming forward valid unmixed virile hardy sound hearty hardline torrential weighty out and out fierce imperious telling ambitious rapid raging rampant relentless plausible armed efficient efficacious brassy credible conclusive eloquent unanswerable drastic coercive compulsory critical self-asserting fast rushing fast-flowing honest frank forthright unsparing straight-talking condemnatory constraining upfront dynamical elemental strongly worded pithy gutsy electric powerhouse impetuous no holds barred not beating about the bush coming on strong straight from the shoulder ball of fire certain decided absolute definite unequivocal categorical explicit positive unconditional unmistakable unambiguous unqualified distinct clear downright outright sure pointed glaring sober ringing obvious express significant accented dogmatic flat trenchant stressed definitive important solemn assured evident one hundred per cent no mistake for a face decisive unquestionable undeniable indubitable incontestable clear-cut plain indisputable incontrovertible irrefutable final manifest undebatable unarguable inarguable unassailable irrefragable real patent beyond question unchallengeable beyond doubt ultimate true straightforward undoubted transparent utter beyond dispute self-evident apodictic unwavering unmitigated proven determinate watertight accomplished palpable set not in doubt unfaltering perfect accurate unshakeable unswerving flat-out pure unadulterated unalloyed beyond a shadow of a doubt consummate specific pronounced undisputable fixed clinching marked clean demonstrable lucid well-founded reliable point-blank genuine purposeful undisputed unreserved inflexible unyielding crystal clear unbending serious solid open and shut demonstrative obdurate unrestricted obstinate unrelenting unmalleable sheer rank simple stark categoric authentic intransigent stubborn intent arrant whole bent regular profound veritable settled airtight fair plumb determinative very stone dead cotton-picking whole-hearted bodacious deadly dreadful blooming apparent observable actual unalterable crashing blank uncontroversial perspicuous univocal straight-out nailed-on open-and-shut sure thing straight out unhesitating as plain as a pikestaff staring one in the face unstinting undivided unlimited factual comprehensive devoted unflinching steadfast irrevocable straight resolved precise staunch indurate entire undiluted unquestioning stalwart overt adamant exact constant rock-ribbed dead set substantial nonambiguous unambivalent whole-souled binding open guaranteed strong-minded unshakable accepted acknowledged right peremptory pellucid bald sharp well grounded bound concrete uncontestable satisfying barefaced infallible broad understandable deep-dyed inexpugnable without reservations dyed-in-the-wool single-minded on ice bald-faced never-failing for sure no catch in the bag bright-line well defined hard-and-fast do-or-die no ifs ands or buts hell-bent on no strings attached no fine print hell-bent upon bent on bent upon clearly expressed grand established considerable unmodified overwhelming faultless obligatory necessary surefire unequivocable undoubtable unimpeachable focused out focussed noticeable striking blatant sure-fire full-blown overall full-scale runaway unchallenged hands-down uncontested prominent proper undisguised rational point blank nailed down well-proven particular double-checked veridical unfabled gross no two ways about it reasoned reasonable systematic unimpaired maximal unabridged clear-sighted no ifs and or buts cinched sensible detailed beyond the shadow of a doubt not in question no ifs ands or buts about it that's a fact deciding irresistible minute stated irreversible compulsive immutable official principal determining on the nose easily understandable incisive permanent unappealable loud effectual well-defined material pertinent urgent relevant intuitive intelligent formidable ingenious insightful great well-established crystalline well reasoned closing sincere invariable confirmable predestined verifiable known provable trustworthy establishable supreme ascertained unerring safe destined dedicated steady unchangeable irremediable unreversible concluding key settling enduring heartfelt unfeigned warm lasting indelible changeless unrectifiable finished unrepealable strict sonorous resonant piercing faithful salted away loyal impassioned abiding fullhearted prime last dependable trusty luculent having down pat immovable candid unblurred comprehensible luminous intelligible in earnest hard-line implacable stable prevailing hardened undeviating unshaken persevering seasoned lucent crystal limpid clarion audible hundred percent bona fide going consistent logical easily understood black and white cut-and-dried crystal-clear black-and-white stand pat hang tough through-and-through dead set on deliberate cocksure mulish bell-like as clear as a bell iron-jawed wholesale unconstrained extreme plenary wide through and through in every respect no kicker no strings full-bore right-down

Adjective

Much debated, discussed or disputed
vexed disputed controversial contentious contested debated debatable moot questionable problematic unconcluded undecided undetermined unresolved unsettled at issue delicate dicey in contention in dispute knotty ongoing problematical sticky thorny ticklish dodgy hairy hot-button iffy open to debate open to question awkward difficult fractious open to doubt tricky troublesome much debated up in the air yet to be decided uncertain sensitive prickly tough complicated touchy complex involved tricksy catchy nasty spiny intricate open disputable arguable hard controvertible doubtful convoluted perplexing critical trying risky disputatious polemical irksome worrying upsetting polemic contended vexatious precarious pending equivocal bothersome contestable unsure concerning baffling provocative dubious borderline unanswered doubtable suspect dubitable unstable rocky open to discussion to be decided in doubt argumentative ambivalent scrappy quarrelsome paradoxical puzzling unpleasant negotiable issuable harassing unlikely severe formidable nettlesome like herding cats ignored neglected unquestioned unnoticed unrefuted unchallenged nice unsteady capricious fickle temperamental inconstant mercurial chancy dangerous volatile variable changeable touch-and-go embarrassing divisive emotive tendentious gnarly debateable quirky fiddly undependable inconclusive unsolved unconfirmed indefinite notorious hot heated vague ambiguous confused clouded unfixed unclear pendent waffling under discussion in a state of uncertainty up for grabs in limbo in a state of limbo betwixt and between open-ended not decided elaborate sophisticated uncomfortable tangled challenging confusing distressing unfathomable disturbing hazardous perilous bewildering tortuous impenetrable labyrinthine involute unpredictable involuted enigmatic worrisome mystifying detailed obscure byzantine abstruse uneasy rough grievous disagreeable undecipherable humiliating dark arduous compromising labyrinthian fancy Byzantine incommodious unsafe disconcerting Gordian serpentine entangled cringeworthy recondite discomfiting inscrutable cringey painful cryptic parlous interlaced flustering cringe-making high-risk bitter baroque inconvenient daedal cumbersome troubled fraught with danger impossible incomprehensible confounding advanced tight dire bleak Daedalian full of twists and turns onerous forbidding grim difficult to understand unchancy treacherous awful punishing shameful tense demeaning degrading barro briery pointed unsound annoying unfriendly spartan hostile profound discomposing discountenancing agitating unnerving problem shaky insoluble complicate mazy scratchy operose strenuous toe-curling unanswerable subtle excruciating exasperating messy deep circuitous serious demanding fraught ravelled jumbled mixed dense knotted mind-bending raveled hi-tech full of problems mixed up Daedalean beset by problems loaded chaotic tender intractable echinated stimulating vulnerable discomforting scandalous searching penetrating shaming mortifying scary unhealthy wicked jeopardous erratic fluctuant stressful heavy laborious rugged insolvable threatening grave eventful incalculable insecure indivisible inseparable bemusing frustrating daunting hair-trigger kid-glove state-of-the-art elite kittle ignominious lively finicky fiendish devilish disgraceful discreditable dishonouring blush-making winding sinuous twisted high-level higher-level ornate unpropitious discommodious distracting discommoding dishonoring inopportune troubling rattling unseemly charged rococo heterogeneous multifaceted multifarious variegated nuanced muddled devil of a very devil of a high-tech long-drawn-out can of worms maze-like drawn-out bristly barbed top-level tickly galling torturous roundabout indirect indissoluble inextricable impossible to separate briary thistly brambly irritating dolorous bumpy afflicted unintelligible abstract embarrassed radical extensive mind-boggling inexplicable itchy confronting distressed afflictive wearisome untimely sharp spiculate pronged bristled spiniferous spicular spiky aculeate spinous spiked trouble vexing rambling esoteric mysterious mystical thought-provoking fathomless causing discomfort ill-fitting hard to solve hard to explain beyond comprehension beyond one's grasp opaque misleading unstraightforward nervous anxious setaceous jaggy muricate pointy barbellate spinose enigmatical above your head hazy over one's head unsolvable suspicious shady fishy queer verbose lengthy overlong devious deceptive nerve-racking restless unsettling creepy disquieting nail-biting distressful nerve-wracking drastic perverse cunning indecisive complete sweeping thorough extreme revolutionary uphill terrible ramified reticular effortful difficult to follow uptight apprehensive major emotionally charged unhandy unwieldy clunky cumbrous cranky impractical clumsy bunglesome ungainly ponderous unmanageable burdensome lumbersome a devil hard to use

Verb

Present participle for to make heavy demands on
straining stretching pushing trying loading burdening draining tasking exhausting sapping testing encumbering enervating weakening wearying overloading emptying overwhelming overworking tiring weighing down fatiguing making demands on overburdening wearing out challenging cumbering lading oppressing overstretching overtaxing overusing pressuring saddling stressing weighing weighting pushing too far putting a strain on weighing heavily on preying on making heavy demands on pressing hard on putting pressure on lumbering charging imposing on troubling entrusting freighting landing driving hampering exerting overextending overcharging overfilling wrenching imposing overstraining overexerting inflicting overreaching racking pushing to the limit working thrusting working over embarrassing putting demands on investing flogging retarding obstructing trammelling trammeling putting great demands on endowing thrusting something on unloading on fobbing something off on to inflicting something on exploiting overdoing extending surcharging overtasking sweating piling knackering distending tensing overstressing tightening giving responsibility for driving into the ground putting upon driving too hard putting too much in going too far biting off more than you can chew imposing upon overstepping fraying exerting excessively driving too far working oneself into the ground overdoing it running yourself into the ground making too many demands on working too hard exerting to the limit knocking oneself out using up making excessive demands on exceeding the limits of exceeding the range of making severe demands on exceeding the scope of saddling with handicapping crushing snowing dumping on snowing under bearing down on adding weight to worrying topping dumping leaving ballasting piling it on making heavier yoking dumping with hindering impeding making heavy pressing pressing down bearing down pulling down weighing upon loading down holding down

Verb

Present participle for to accuse someone of
accusing confronting blaming charging arraigning impeaching censuring incriminating indicting condemning denouncing prosecuting impugning criminating imputing inculpating presenting reproaching reproving bringing charges against calling to account laying at one's door pointing the finger at defaming preferring charges against laying charges against citing summonsing summoning framing fingering charging with arraigning for prosecuting for putting on trial for bringing to trial for taking to court for impeaching for filing charges against making accusations about denunciating criticizing disparaging bringing someone to trial reprehending bringing a charge against criticising discrediting putting on trial trying casting aspersions on having the law on taking to court reprimanding holding at fault reprobating bringing a case against indicting for alleging serving summons branding slurring pointing finger at apprehending lodging complaint libeling arresting pointing the finger recriminating letting someone have it naming implicating libelling betraying faulting complaining suing recriminating for bringing charges censuring with holding accountable filing claim attributing laying blame on taxing with attacking hanging something on slandering incriminating for blowing the whistle accusing of serving with a summons facing with charges laying at door involving pressing charges litigating ratting on informing against stigmatizing grassing on stigmatising contesting entrapping doing filing holding responsible setting up pinning on fitting up impleading blackening the name of dragging into court pinning the blame on exposing sticking the blame on instituting legal proceedings taking proceedings filing suit preferring charges laying the blame on pointing a finger at bringing an action against petitioning admonishing rebuking reporting embroiling connecting informing on acting against associating instituting legal proceedings against someone taking legal action bringing to court taking legal action against dobbing in going to court putting away bringing a suit against pulling up assigning guilt to pointing to hauling into court seeing in court blowing the whistle on going to law stitching up filing a suit having up filing a complaint cursing castigating vituperating laying laying at your door scapegoating convicting holding someone answerable appealing disputing pegging pinning it on taking to task hanging on bringing before the court compromising taking one to court singling out giving away shopping serving beseeching entering a plea filing a claim following up claiming proceeding against bringing an action claiming damages taking out after demanding trying for sticking on implicating in contesting at law taking the law on seeing one in court holding answerable for attributing liability to laying the blame on someone for holding responsible for attributing to condemning for imputing blame to holding accountable for blaming for whistle-blowing dropping somebody in it booking enmeshing entangling ensnaring processing swearing out meaning miring tangling relating linking bringing in including affecting concerning telling on tattling on jugging taking into custody bringing legal proceedings against splitting on delating on squealing on peaching on someone putting in the dock bringing suit against bringing suit seeking redress bringing action against making a charge against making a complaint against putting on docket bringing a criminal charge against involving in litigation turning on the heat saddling rapping holding liable assigning fault to placing the blame on assigning liability to considering guilty of passing the buck finding guilty of laying a guilt trip on laying a bad trip on

Verb

Present participle for to cause to become physically weaker
prostrating debilitating exhausting enervating tiring weakening felling flooring sapping enfeebling wearying fatiguing draining incapacitating disabling devitalizing dropping crippling frazzling immobilising immobilizing overtiring leveling levelling downing knackering overtaxing paralysing pooping hamstringing undermining etiolating wasting softening impairing paralyzing whacking handicapping reducing disarming ruining depressing wrecking overthrowing mowing defeating knocking out knocking down wearing out tiring out knocking over doing in washing out laying low mowing down bowling over tuckering out fagging out bowling down making powerless making weary making helpless making impotent bringing someone to their knees taking it out of bringing low wearing breaking outwearing busting killing shattering harassing jading doing up bushing wearing to a frazzle wearing down straining sinking pooping out tuckering overworking failing paining drooping flagging petering out making weak indisposing making feeble torpefying disempowering rendering infirm eviscerating disembowelling exenterating emasculating destroying disemboweling making sleepy exasperating getting the better of bedraggling fizzling languishing succumbing sagging depleting taking folding overburdening collapsing fainting wilting overstraining ennuying putting out of action shagging out draining of energy conking out going stale growing weary giving out wearing on putting to sleep burdening plaguing drowsing oppressing weighing fading glutting losing interest causing ennui growing tired making tired flattening decking toppling bringing down attenuating blunting knocking to the ground grounding KO'ing laying out laming throwing down throwing to the ground maiming unstrengthening mangling injuring diminishing overexerting lowering mutilating overdoing overextending overfatiguing hocking damaging marring hurting harming unfitting running ragged knocking for six shooting down taking out striking down knocking unconscious unnerving eroding kayoing drawing bankrupting vitiating deactivating halting overturning throwing sucking dry inactivating appalling freezing palsying kiboshing sabotaging totalling battering pinioning spoiling totaling unbracing hogtying hogtieing muzzling arresting invalidating disqualifying rendering incapable sapping your strength putting down cutting down bringing to the ground knocking into the middle of next week catching off balance throwing monkey wrench in unhinging impoverishing using up hobbling lessening subverting withering spilling upsetting disfiguring sickening laying up hampering extenuating encumbering hindering tumbling picking off tipping over dismembering stifling defacing dislimbing sidelining stopping jamming eating away wearing away upturning sapping the strength of disenabling pulling down clamping tripping actioning making inoperative rendering inactive tying making lame scattering tackling preventing from moving preventing from working bringing to a halt rendering inoperative overcoming overpowering rooting confining to a wheelchair confining to bed bringing to a standstill shoving unbalancing nearly killing wiping out wearing oneself to a shadow running into the ground setting down tripping up wearing oneself to a frazzle hurling to the ground rendering powerless making unfit restricting spiking running over running down numbing stunning demolishing transfixing stupefying deadening daunting defusing petrifying dazing closing bemusing nonplussing anaesthetizing astounding anesthetizing benumbing boring poleaxing straightening rolling grading laying debasing plastering flushing abrading spreading out ironing out beating down rolling out stopping dead bringing to grinding halt making nerveless shutting down making inert knocking off your feet making harmless stripping subjugating skinning making safe rendering defenseless unarming subduing deescalating neutralizing removing the fuse from occupying disbanding neutralising

Verb

Present participle for to cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
afflicting troubling distressing tormenting bothering worrying plaguing upsetting torturing harassing vexing paining harrowing oppressing besetting annoying bedeviling bedevilling racking agonising agonizing persecuting irking irritating burdening hurting grieving pestering harrying wounding cursing excruciating anguishing ailing straining trying stressing besieging exasperating affecting crucifying smiting martyring discommoding blighting pursuing gripping pressing striking taking visiting buffeting buffetting causing suffering to causing trouble to facing inconveniencing confronting perturbing harming perplexing testing depressing sapping stretching exhausting draining wearying saddening tiring dejecting disturbing nagging haunting incommoding dashing wringing frustrating overcharging bumming out tiring out wearing out getting down giving someone grief making severe demands on making demands on putting a strain on dishing out weighing down sticking it to giving it to dishing it out mortifying causing agony to devastating crushing shaking injuring desolating aggrieving bugging causing pain to weighing heavily on inflicting anguish on offending stinging disheartening dispiriting dismaying discouraging dogging daunting demoralizing discomforting hounding dissing rending hassling making miserable fazing casting down making someone fed up knocking sideways making despondent bringing tears to your eyes knocking for six demoralising making gloomy giving someone the blues hanging over knocking the stuffing out of making sad breaking someone's heart gnawing at dashing hopes making unhappy cutting up searing tearing gutting shattering wronging abusing maltreating mistreating molesting stabbing piercing convulsing rocking lampooning browbeating ill-treating hurting deeply ridiculing ruining ravaging destroying beleaguering punishing excoriating terrorizing badgering insulting slighting importuning terrorising scourging shocking affronting damaging scarring traumatizing lying heavy on preying on buttonholing bending someone's ear nagging at outraging slapping disrespecting galling hurting somebody's feelings cutting to the quick getting putting down hitting hard hurting the feelings of breaking the heart of dumping on traumatising shaking up doing in tearing to pieces giving offence to agitating disquieting chilling chillin ruffling unnerving displeasing distempering miffing discombobulating peeving alarming unhinging discountenancing unsettling flurrying disconcerting frazzling rattling distracting alaruming discomposing concerning derailing fussing dampening flustering needling hagriding angering fretting throwing confounding casting a gloom upon beating pouring cold water on throwing cold water on dragging dampening spirits damping beating down harshing someone's mellow abasing running down enervating darkening cowing bearing down turning off reducing to tears debilitating dulling making desolate keeping under doing a number on breaking burning up pushing getting to throwing off balance weirding out strapping tantalising weighing on ticking off exercising arousing anxiety in undoing getting at tantalizing pushing buttons freaking out causing anguish to making wretched eating at making it tough for giving a hard time indisposing picking on nit-picking pricking

Antonym of taxing

taxing Idiom, Proverb

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