Synonym of tormenting

Alternative for tormenting

torments, tormented, tormenting

Synonym: agonize, badger, bother, distress, harass, harrow, harry, heckle, inflame, irritate, molest, pain, persecute, pester, plague, tease, torture, trouble, worry,

Antonym: comfort,

Adjective

Unbearably or excruciatingly painful or torturous
agonising agonizing excruciating harrowing racking torturing torturous raging wrenching anguishing distressing disturbing extreme fierce intense struggling suffering tearing tormentous tortuous vehement violent painful grievous acute severe dreadful searing unbearable insufferable harsh piercing unendurable terrible exquisite sharp heartrending bitter burning heartbreaking punishing galling afflicting stabbing intolerable awful cruel frightful shooting vicious consuming blistering pounding hurtful vexing gut-wrenching heart-rending profound deep worrying thumping splitting ferocious strong heavy savage killing almighty explosive hellacious penetrating hard grueling hellish furious ghastly intensive fearful oppressive cutting fearsome gruelling brutal concentrated poignant heavy-duty very bad anguished sorrowful frightening alarming keen terrifying traumatic chilling pain-filled throbbing nerve-racking onerous trying plaguing troubling bothersome harrying soaring stressful dangerous repressive unrelenting grim biting grave very painful desperate transcending stinging caustic unsparing Spartan uncomfortable extremely painful rending infuriating chastening cringe-making irritating torturesome toe-curling tedious embarrassing stultifying powerful overwhelming excessive serious heightened overpowering peracute shrill sudden finely tuned great drastic critical extraordinary urgent dire forceful passionate compelling fiery ardent fervent tremendous pressing dramatic incredible crucial very great indescribable flaming prodigious unutterable potent earnest vigorous fervid impassioned remarkable sore fanatical zealous crying impossible uncontrollable turbulent immoderate deep-seated frenzied marked inordinate exigent energetic wholehearted perfervid all-consuming heated hot tempestuous forcible exceptional life-and-death major red-hot eager torrid wild vital weighty significant parlous feverish sincere enthusiastic emotional mighty unrestrained stormy deep-rooted rabid warm-blooded tumultuous intemperate blustery intensified relentless frantic heartfelt importunate imperious imperative necessitous clamant emergent incommunicable abject blazing enormous supreme climacteric appalling devout woeful warm avid bad irresistible passional tough uncommunicable consequential inflamed ruinous high protracted perilous life-threatening hearty pungent devastating boisterous deeply felt considerable ungovernable driving strenuous gusty titanic stark pervasive stifling crushing convulsive suffocating paroxysmal volcanic powerhouse dynamic squally frenetic compulsive overriding telling obsessive very strong hot-blooded real diabolical right proper unstoppable inexpressible instant boiling baking scorching huge smarting knifelike inclement clamorous close full unqualified charged roasting sizzling true genuine entrenched all-out demonstrative deepest undue diligent exaggerated incandescent religious sweltering superheated strained vivid glowing honest hard-core unfeigned rooted intrenched stiff mortal ablaze amorous mother of all tropical parching withering excited stirring inveterate thorough bona fide rousing very grave towering scalding deadly comprehensive rigorous disastrous thoroughgoing settled baking hot blazing hot blistery broiling cut-throat hectic rough bred-in-the-bone confirmed boiling hot very hot punchy knockout dominant commanding gutsy hazardous arduous toilsome threatening bleak ugly taxing lively hefty active virulent devoted like a furnace sobering big difficult exacting menacing precarious grinding elemental puissant knock-down-and-drag-out blood-and-guts roaring cyclonic foul mad hammer and tongs agitated howling gusting bang-bang windy delirious essential catastrophic horrific unpleasant horrible horrendous nagging undescribable paramount necessary important spirited impetuous nasty dirty filthy integral emergency immediate impelling fundamental militant blustering rampageous nauseating leading indispensable capital foremost key required primary principal troublesome distressful abominable upsetting committed resounding momentous chief demanded acrid sickly offensive sickening astringent distinct nauseous rampaging uncontrolled rampant riotous single-minded dedicated purposeful pushy zestful storming unchecked unmanageable unfettered uncurbed unbridled emphatic aromatic unmistakable invincible cloying breathtaking fetid heady mephitic shocking atrocious godawful rotten lousy beastly vile afflictive peppery enraged pre-eminent zealotic fired go-ahead fanatic possessed wild-eyed itchy ripe antsy obsessed fireball afire self-starting gung-ho coercive outrageous aroused overshadowing foetid coming on strong high-priority top-priority must-have called-for life and death of great consequence of the utmost importance of the essence irrepressible overbearing besetting shattering out of control gale force full of force irrefutable dominating overmastering more than one can bear more than flesh and blood can stand more than flesh and blood can bear

Adjective

Causing great pain or anguish
agonising agonizing painful grievous excruciating harrowing harsh torturous bitter cruel galling afflicting hurtful heartrending distressing traumatic severe distressful dreadful heartbreaking disturbing upsetting heart-rending gut-wrenching difficult bad disquieting woeful awful terrible unpleasant grave grim tragic sad stressful nasty tragical unsettling troubling troublesome shocking unfortunate deplorable miserable rotten distasteful unpalatable irksome discomforting frightening lamentable regrettable hard heavy worrying dismal wretched afflictive savage dire nerve-racking unbearable horrible horrendous disconcerting objectionable horrific horrid worrisome unendurable poignant forbidding revolting loathsome appalling daunting horrifying perturbing poor execrable abominable uncomfortable doleful ghastly agitating atrocious foul lousy vile gruesome frightful saddening affecting disagreeable tough troublous fraught macabre hairy nightmarish grisly calamitous concerning unsavory monstrous hellacious mean vexatious ruthless mortifying displeasing unwelcome brutal merciless offensive annoying icky yukky yucky unhappy sour hostile uncongenial unlovely unpleasing heart-breaking unsavoury trying insufferable damaging oppressed pitiless vicious impoverished stark bleak unkind wounding serious critical poverty-stricken vexing dismaying injurious exacting unforgiving taxing shattering fierce overwhelming crushing murderous onerous unrelenting stiff rough chilling hardhanded burdensome oppressive inhuman rugged relentless searing ferocious wicked peracute sharp harmful acute scarring remorseless great sore inclement intemperate provoking intense rigorous demoralising demoralizing devastating significant mortal extremely upsetting hard-hearted humourless sober crummy sombre odious repellent unnerving detestable irritating humorless repulsive repugnant solemn discomposing somber gloomy unsatisfactory stinking hideous lurid disgusting nauseating unacceptable sedate abysmal sickening obnoxious gross undesirable diabolical depressing pathetic unappealing repellant uncool awkward grotty godawful abhorrent uninviting grody ugly nauseous anguished sorrowful beastly off-putting nail-biting extremely bad nerve-wracking pitiful unlucky alarming fearful haunting nagging confronting disastrous unfavourable unfavorable ruinous sorry egregious desperate melancholy hopeless mournful catastrophic cataclysmic dangerous shameful destructive pernicious pitiable disappointing crippling noxious adverse deadly dirty blameworthy urgent pressing cheerless crucial intolerable detrimental crying exigent drastic chronic very bad deleterious hurting dolorous direful extreme scandalous parlous ominous baneful evil inimical nocuous malicious malefic unwholesome desolating moving plaintive piteous tear-jerking joyless heart-wrenching touching ill-advised reprehensible disgraceful wrong obscene strong regretful inopportune dispiriting too bad substandard grubby cheap scummy scurvy lame inadequate sneaking despicable contemptible inferior ratty cruddy scabby paltry embarrassing unspeakable dreary rancid noisome fulsome a pity outrageous God-awful spine-chilling scary fearsome terrifying intimidating dread redoubtable formidable hair-raising irretrievable drear funereal comfortless downer bummer faulty dishonourable dishonorable opprobrious portentous bodeful charged tense uneasy unlikable tasteless flavourless flavorless hateful dislikable insipid yicky savorless flat oppressing terrific scowling thorny sticky teary tearful dark desolate unhealthy tickly flustering discomfiting tricky prickly bumpy undermining unsafe insidious lethal incendiary imperilling prejudicial toxic subversive sinister menacing disadvantageous imperiling malignant imperative sorrowing discouraging inauspicious burning itchy incommodious distressed wearisome scratchy compelling fatal vital causing discomfort ill-fitting perilous clamant ignominious emergent importunate hazardous imperious inexcusable precarious meagre necessitous meager baleful important instant god-awful cataclysmal profound annihilatory devastative damning fateful essential maleficent ill sudden decisive all-important life-threatening life-and-death prejudicious blighting earth-shattering messy aching poisonous

Adjective

(of a person or governing body) Cruel or severe in nature
harsh cruel hard barbaric brutish draconian maleficent pitiless ruthless sadistic savage severe torturous truculent unsparing violent wolfish barbarous relentless unrelenting brutal callous inhuman mean oppressive stern unfeeling unkind abusive despotic dictatorial dour exacting heartless inhumane intolerant merciless tyrannical tyrannous unsympathetic austere authoritarian grim insensitive murderous onerous rough suppressive unforgiving unmerciful illiberal ramrod rigid unpitying critical flinty hardhanded hard-hearted heavy-handed hard-boiled hard-nosed hard-shell vicious ferocious fierce nasty bloodthirsty malicious cold-blooded spiteful malevolent uncaring vile wicked bestial beastly fiendish uncharitable monstrous wild wanton atrocious remorseless homicidal intemperate heinous brute butcherly malignant mean-spirited bad inclement depraved hateful inconsiderate base diabolical unpleasant aggressive hostile hurtful fell evil ungenerous untamed sanguinary immoral villainous nefarious vindictive virulent disagreeable unfriendly bloody abominable threatening shabby foul cold-hearted devilish infernal dangerous snide thoughtless ill-natured uncivil cut-throat rabid uncivilised uncivilized catty furious feral destructive coldhearted despicable contemptible frenzied fiery explosive corrupt demoniac terrible abhorrent maniacal forceful sinful abandoned sinister not nice degenerate infamous mad frenetic unfair delirious agitated debased profligate unprincipled reprobate hotheaded impassioned feverish dodgy licentious frantic potent headstrong hysterical rancorous dark dastardly pernicious dishonourable wrathful knock-down-and-drag-out blood-and-guts drag-out knock-down hammer and tongs despiteful dirty dishonorable full-blooded rigorous bitter filthy ravening petty crazed hellish menacing obnoxious treacherous odious loathsome compassionless volatile hideous ghastly wounding upsetting turbulent tumultuous intense hot stormy cyclonic animated unkindly inhospitable unamiable convulsive tempestuous low unchristian hardhearted horrible paroxysmal volcanic horrid stony-hearted cowardly timid weak servile ill rotten bloodless low-down tough crude coarse unemotional unsafe intimidating unconcerned bearish gruff tactless indifferent gross intimidatory frightening ill-boding foreboding ominous awful degraded dreadful worthless malign execrable currish deplorable detestable scummy ignominious low-minded primitive uncultivated uncompassionate slaughterous roughshod desperate minatory deadly viperous minacious serpentine venomous uncontrollable rowdy ferine nonliterate rugged undomesticated non-literate lewd miscreant contaminated putrid flagitious perverse impious faulty insubordinate impure indecent demoralized reprehensible demoralised libidinous rude ignorant heathen barbarian heathenish natural uncultured uneducated unscrupulous debauched amoral shameless Neandertal Neanderthal jungli squalid underhanded incorrigible scornful morally wrong iniquitous shifty dissolute scoundrelly self-indulgent objectionable vitiated deceitful decadent unsavoury disparaging defiled delinquent dishonest forbidding errant crooked exploitative unlawful shady ungodly shameful libertine slippery scandalous unrighteous unconscientious unconscionable devious demonic crafty scrofulous sly unsavory scheming black-hearted evil-minded lawless bent wrong inexorable perverted questionable improper self-seeking vengeful felonious contemptuous grisly criminal unethical corrupted gruesome conscienceless disdainful ignoble two-faced disreputable bullying berserk terrorizing pugnacious thuggish impetuous maddened assertive fuming crazy terrorising forcible radge hot-tempered hot-headed out of control bang-bang

Adjective

Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry
vexatious aggravating annoying bothersome vexing exasperating galling irritating displeasing distressing grating infuriating irksome maddening objectionable provoking rankling traumatic troublesome unsettling harassing infernal irking painful repugnant thorny tiresome troubling trying unpleasant upsetting worrisome worrying wretched abrasive antagonising antagonizing challenging deplorable discouraging enraging forbidding harrying inconvenient jarring knotty lamentable niggling perturbing pesky problematic puzzling riling taxing tedious troublous unwelcome wearisome afflicting awkward burdensome carking chafing concerning confounded difficult disagreeable disappointing disturbing frustrating incommodious mean nagging nettlesome nettling peeving tricky antipathetic demanding festering pestiferous pestilent pestilential plaguy teasing ugly wearing wicked cussed impossible pesty plaguey rebarbative unattractive unsatisfying enough to drive you up the wall enough to try the patience of a saint disquieting alarming harrowing discomforting dismaying discomposing nerve-racking daunting grave prickly sticky hairy nasty scary anxious-making nerve-wracking gnawing agonizing dreadful agonising dire offensive provocative instigative inflaming affronting charged inflammatory goading exciting insulting instigating inciting agitational piquing stimulating incendiary agitative edgy threatening discommoding uncertain foreboding gloomy ominous perplexing consequential laborious onerous frightening severe startling pessimistic sinister intrusive impeding embarrassing distressful disruptive hard depressing toilsome agitating disconcerting prophetic creepy controversial in-your-face obstructive

Adjective

Requiring great effort or exertion
difficult arduous challenging demanding hard excruciating grueling harsh rigorous strenuous testing tough backbreaking daunting exacting exhausting fatiguing gruelling laborious onerous punishing taxing tortuous trying backbreaker bruising burdensome debilitating draining insufferable painstaking ponderous rough tiring torturous unforgiving wearisome wearying agonising agonizing back-breaking brutal formidable harrowing hellish immense intense intimidating severe tiresome troublesome unbearable unremitting uphill upstream bothersome crushing cumbersome depleting distressing fierce galling gargantuan grievous grinding hairy herculean Herculean jarring laboured labored ominous operose oppressive painful problematic sapping shattering titanic toilsome unpleasant vigorous weighty worksome ambitious distressful effortful energy-consuming ferocious forbidding grim hard-won heavy intolerable merciless no picnic not easy prohibitive savage solemn tedious toilful unyielding wearing colossal cruel difficile easier said than done gigantic mighty thorny tough going unnerving vicious almighty awful crippling discomforting knackering moiling nerve-racking problem really hard staggering stressful troubling uncomfortable unsparing uphill battle very hard drudgy extreme killer scabrous slavish sticky torturesome unendurable dicey hazardous high-impact high-pressure impossible marathon rugged serious sweaty tall killing like getting blood out of a stone stiff murderous hellacious Augean pick-and-shovel exigent awkward irksome tricky stringent enervating vexatious bitter worrying persnickety traumatic worrisome relentless fraught disturbing enervative strained tense forced upsetting inhuman hostile dire bleak disagreeable dark hardhanded searing inconvenient hefty frustrating pressured grave spartan critical austere terrible strict exasperating clumsy troubled unreasonable tight contrived artificial leaden knotty monumental prickly delicate excessive pressing unrelenting unmanageable impressive weary dangerous mean superincumbent wicked vexing bad perilous precarious hectic tortured uneasy immoderate massive Sisyphean bold sensitive embittering unhandy steep grandiose dreadful daring aggressive imperious problematical ticklish chancy concerning dodgy iffy extravagant murder ungainly lofty anxious inexorable boring nasty clunky unfriendly dubious suspect questionable energetic time-consuming wretched cumbrous hurtful unwieldy cranky drudging bunglesome major agitating full of problems incommodious beset by problems irritating large-scale disastrous afflicted afflictive a stinker of a anxiety-ridden physical huge exorbitant powerful searching unfair stretching prodigious thoroughgoing prostrating withering overwhelming responsible a nuisance protracted lengthy hardworking mammoth racking punitive unrelaxing chastening an imposition heartrending busy dour drastic carking eventful forceful heroic courageous overtaxing overpowering plodding headache sombre somber dogged affected overdone studied aggravating large order heavy sledding unjust heartbreaking heart-rending slow controversial uncharitable unkind unsettled overburdening careful hypercritical thorough precise nit-picking no piece of cake pestilent afflicting gut-wrenching exerting despotic domineering inept overwrought unnatural maladroit nagging lively straitened inhospitable stern very difficult shocking trouble ghastly foul horrible rotten horrid vile impractical by the book audacious lumbersome appalling atrocious frightful horrendous abominable sober calamitous biting comfortless embarrassed industrious embarrassing fiddly grand elaborate intrepid unrealistic a devil grotty pretentious visionary unrelaxed edgy considerable significant life-threatening acute improbable ballsy brash idealistic unfeasible charged hard to use magnificent fanciful unreal complicated sobering big intensive threatening peracute menacing consequential ugly lousy beastly unlikely constrained stilted self-conscious tickly flustering disconcerting annoying discomfiting uncompromising from hell dolorous bumpy far-fetched bulky hard-line hard-nosed hard-hitting heavy-handed itchy confronting distressed scratchy difficult to achieve intractable objectionable ungovernable offensive recalcitrant causing discomfort ill-fitting a bummer of a insupportable perverse wayward unmanoeuvrable smarting burning aching hurting maddening infuriating improper tender irritated hulking unacceptable egregious raw stinging reddened inflamed chafed lumbering encumbering uncontrollable gross hurt throbbing red achy bruised in pain injured wounded beyond bearing not to be borne abscessed pained sharp sore ulcerated draconian tyrannical rigid pitiless ruthless authoritarian flinty abusive dictatorial repressive tyrannous ironhanded ramrod hard-hearted fiendishly difficult tremendously difficult very challenging timewasting inefficient long Spartan complex profound confused concentrated abstruse stormy te recondite chronophagous inflexible firm intransigent brassbound unpermissive violent maleficent brutish wolfish truculent sadistic barbaric cast-iron heightened barbarous unfeeling callous autocratic inhumane intolerant heartless unsympathetic undemocratic suppressive insensitive unmerciful implacable unpitying illiberal iron-fisted humourless sedate humorless staid sobersided poignant overbearing coercive anti-democratic disquieting unsmiling obdurate no-nonsense uncomic astringent high-handed overweening peremptory yukky unwelcome unhappy sour miserable distasteful unpalatable yucky chilling displeasing uncongenial unlovely unpleasing unsavory tragic sad hard-boiled hard-shell disheartening gloomy discouraging dispiriting dismal depressive depressing confining icky remorseless mortifying great po-faced unsavoury intemperate provoking inclement frantic chaotic rough going active frenzied frenetic turbulent restless animated madhouse tireless full tumultuous riotous furious bustling wild full on unruly spirited rowdy action-packed raucous

Noun

The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats
intimidation bullying alarming browbeating coercion menacing scaring terrifying terrorization arm-twisting domineering pressure pressuring pressurising pressurizing subduing unnerving cowing daunting frightening harassment harrying hounding menaces oppression persecution plaguing pressurisation pressurization terrorising terrorizing threatening tyrannization bulldozing demoralising demoralizing extortion fear railroading steamrollering threats scare tactics strong-arm tactics force duress constraint compulsion threat enforcement menace influence demand violence obligation persuasion warning commination insistence restraint strong-arm tactic exaction force majeure maltreatment mistreatment victimization ominousness ill-omen blackmail fulmination ultimatum pestering nagging goading provocation entreaty badgering fearmongering thunder foul play requirement scare tactic intimidating remark pains conscription ambush terrorism reign of terror power sway imprisonment victimisation strong arm threatening remark intimidatory remark hardship captivity confinement incarceration discipline detention bondage control strong-arming urgency engrossment prepossession craving monkey hang-up driving exigency preoccupation duty have on the brain tiger by the tail strong arm tactics spur impulsion necessity goad spring impelling motive conscience shakedown extraction rapacity squeezing entrapment squeeze demanding money with menaces administration imposition application prosecution implementation execution fulfilment administering discharge carrying out effectuation pursuance reinforcement enforcing putting into practice prescription compulsory law whip necessitation lash martial law fulfilling fulfillment

Noun

Teasing
ribbing teasing badgering badinage banter bothering chaff disturbing exasperating harassing irritating joking kidding mocking plaguing provoking raillery taunt taunting tickling vexing joshing repartee persiflage mockery derision jesting ridicule ragging chaffing kidology jeering wordplay ripostes crosstalk sallies quips sport pleasantry give-and-take backchat witticisms drollery razzing witty conversation witty remarks bons mots scorn contempt scoffing satire disdain sarcasm irony sneering parody disparagement wisecracks jibing jeer swordplay josh jocularity witticism chiacking gibe wit goofing play fun leg-pulling asteism winding up taking the mickey bantering wisecracking joke disrespect japing gibes contumely borak fool insult good-humoured mockery roasting lampoonery cut and thrust aggravation botheration vexation bugging importunity disturbance pestering annoyance harassment bedevilment harrying quipping bants gossip exchange dissing chitchat small talk playful jab playfulness caricature burlesque sneer travesty dig lampoon rib laughter farce jab comeback slam razz swipe mimicry sneers taunts roast jibes twitting rally needling foolery mordancy buffoonery put down leer sardonicism put-on parting shot pulling someone's chain catcall brickbat Bronx cheer hiss boo hoot abuse raspberry obloquy scoff bird scornfulness snort shout lampooning horseplay crack slap dump ridiculing backhanded compliment wittiness fooling around whistle frivolity frolic merriment jest mirth contemptuousness despite escapade jollification mummery tomfoolery trifling nonsense jollity wolf whistle heckle shout of derision jeers denigration insults vilification backhander pilgarlic barb provocation patter sally riposte pooh-poohing despisement slight misprision despitefulness derisiveness skylarking clowning about antics jokes mischief clowning around rejoinder humour answer quip reply humor pleasant conversation bon mot response jibe cut goading practical joke disapproval hissing heckling catcalling hectoring booing shouting interruption sledge disregard despisal reproach affront criticism outrage censure barracking aspersion knocking slap in the face dirty dig verbal abuse snappy comeback larking about high jinks playing the fool clowning larking around

Verb

Present participle for annoy or provoke in an unkind way
plaguing teasing annoying bothering harassing harrying irritating persecuting troubling worrying bedeviling bedevilling pestering vexing baiting taunting bullying chaffing ribbing scorning victimising victimizing aggravating badgering chivvying deviling devilling hassling hectoring hounding nagging provoking afflicting agonising agonizing anguishing besetting besieging cursing excruciating harrowing irking needling nettling racking torturing ragging boning breaking heckling hurting punishing smiting trying wringing driving bananas giving someone grief putting through wringer driving up the wall giving a hard time leading someone a merry dance playing cat and mouse rubbing salt in wound distressing disturbing oppressing bugging upsetting paining perturbing agitating riding burdening beleaguering fretting haunting picking on grieving wounding browbeating exasperating disquieting straining gnawing at discomposing stressing galling molesting intimidating chafing mistreating getting to mithering ruffling dogging tyrannizing goading maltreating weighing down saddening ill-treating abusing concerning depressing peeving narking alarming disconcerting riling perplexing tyrannising piquing angering terrorizing displeasing fazing aggrieving fussing dismaying ailing mortifying cowing lying heavy on niggling flustering scaring rattling unsettling threatening terrorising frightening getting hacking off causing suffering to offending pursuing stinging miffing bulldozing burning up leaning on eating winding up assailing menacing injuring getting at preying on weighing heavily on pressurizing importuning discommoding taxing getting on your nerves outraging spooking chivying maddening crushing martyring bumming out keeping after crucifying gnawing grating keeping on at going on at hanging over domineering flurrying coercing rankling appalling putting out making miserable attacking pressurising affecting pushing around spiting infuriating obsessing frustrating ticking off cutting to the quick incensing tantalizing blighting dragooning pressing dominating tantalising unnerving discomforting scourging making anxious unhinging frazzling distempering strong-arming inflaming alaruming discriminating against driving round the bend rankling with derailing hagriding rubbing up the wrong way insulting freaking out weirding out dejecting putting down dunning getting across rasping interrupting terrifying enraging disheartening frosting weighing on griping inconveniencing itching discomfiting overwhelming bullyragging railroading casting down blackjacking harming abrading affronting graveling gravelling throwing making wretched exercising devastating riding roughshod over giving a bad time criticizing getting in your hair distracting discombobulating causing anxiety to bending someone's ear causing anguish to taking over undoing mau-mauing stirring up possessing hacking you off causing discomfort to lacerating burning blustering pressuring giving someone the hump shaking up damaging misusing dispiriting nudging traumatizing discouraging ridiculing embarrassing moving gripping antagonizing disgusting daunting nagging at criticising bogarting kicking around hazing chagrining pothering breathing down someone's neck searing ill-using exciting pushing about brutalising brutalizing dashing shocking steamrollering dissing working on discountenancing cutting grating on harping on at having it in for forcing scarring shaking making uneasy pushing driving round the twist antagonising biting having a down on rending causing pain to dumping on roiling constraining traumatising getting down taking control of making waves suppressing making someone see red enforcing stabbing using strong-arm tactics on throwing off balance prodding doing in mocking piercing preoccupying facing excoriating fascinating scolding trampling on confronting shattering henpecking tearing smothering ruining ruling berating exploiting infesting manhandling inflicting pain on inflicting suffering on testing panicking carping at subjugating mishandling martyrizing pecking at mutilating despairing wronging touching confusing mangling maiming imposing on picking at subduing intruding upon gibing abasing causing pain pressing down on bringing down festering chiding grilling beating wrecking putting the squeeze on killing compelling disrupting causing anxiety wearying draining overpowering causing concern to obliging affrighting dissatisfying making uncomfortable eating up exacerbating enslaving stirring desolating niggling at causing agony to awing aweing egging on convulsing compromising making angry driving crazy chilling chillin making gloomy making despondent causing trouble to putting off putting the screws on eating away at rattling one's cage flipping out putting pressure on wearing bludgeoning pricking debilitating messing over making desolate preying on your mind incapacitating cramping confounding indisposing bruising getting under one's skin making things hot for someone flooring insisting on getting someone down getting in one's hair hitting where one lives eating at treating harshly getting on one's nerves beating down issuing threats to twisting someone's arm tearing to pieces getting in someone's hair scaring the bejesus out of trying someone's patience getting on someone's wick tyrannizing over hurting one's feelings cutting up making someone's blood boil getting on someone's nerves knocking for six getting someone's back up walking all over bedogging showing antagonism to disapproving of treading on bossing about bossing around destroying ravaging feeling ill will towards showing ill will towards bearing a grudge towards grizzling buttonholing recurring guying kicking about hunting punishing unfairly stressing out fearing stewing sweating suffering making cross reminding insisting curdling puzzling coming back to weighing grumbling at macerating foraying noodging despoiling rousting carping finding fault with causing disquiet to tearing at grinding musing laboring labouring lying heavily on striking staying with accosting obtruding encroaching intruding swaggering causing to panic squirming singling out hurting deeply lampooning jerking around driving to distraction razzing psyching out throwing off addling messing with violating manipulating humiliating disparaging scratching around ragging on yapping at incommoding frenzying deranging searching high heaven punishing repeatedly and unfairly humping driving mad aching entangling hampering jeering rousing thrilling slighting making it tough for strapping doing a number on arousing anxiety in pushing buttons nit-picking giving the business aggressing reviling reproaching throbbing deeply upsetting inflicting trauma belittling overcharging taking the mickey out of making nervous teeing off giving someone the pip petrifying making fun of sapping stretching exhausting making someone's hackles rise getting someone's hackles up getting someone's dander up getting up someone's nose ruffling someone's feathers getting under someone's skin barracking booing smarting caviling cavilling madding iring embittering enflaming getting on nerves getting on the nerves of taking the piss out of breaking in upbraiding overriding pushing someone around tiring causing annoyance to causing resentment to shouting down preying on one's mind deriding disappointing putting into a flap putting someone off their stroke causing someone to lose their composure fuddling throwing into a tizz furbelowing frilling stumping flummoxing throwing into tizzy jumping on one's case giving one the business buffaloing overawing driving you up the wall getting in the hair of falling on falling upon sticking it to giving it to dishing it out dishing out bringing pressure to bear on lying enticing titillating starting in on getting one's goat getting your goat steaming up hissing giving the needle inflicting anguish on giving pain to slapping disrespecting crazing turning bewildering flipping sickening dishonoring firing up finding fault startling horrifying scarifying frighting causing discomfort pinching keying up laying up turning on getting someone inciting brainwashing tiring out making severe demands on making demands on putting a strain on wearing out giving offence to sweating out rocking the boat hurting somebody's feelings making a scene taking advantage of doing an injustice to dishonouring making driving wheedling cajoling impelling scaring off shouting at jibing at starting suffocating leading on beguiling intriguing luring tempting alluring tearing to shreds prickling twingeing twinging striking terror in striking terror into obligating arguing playing up bringing one down dampening spirits breaking one's heart butting in shouting catcalls at making game of repressing taking the heart out of hurting the feelings of stepping on the toes of making blue putting into a funk breaking the heart of dragging down putting a damper on overbearing rubbing the wrong way setting on getting across someone putting someone out making blood boil sending into a rage taking a rise out of putting someone's back up trying one's patience getting a rise out of setting one off working into lather charming thwarting baffling nicking overcoming hegemonizing mastering talking sandbagging muscling swaying impressing causing anguish causing someone distress filling with terror making it hot for someone putting the fear of God into scaring to death frightening out of your wits putting the frighteners on inspiring panic in subjecting demoralizing chastening prevailing on having someone do something coming at putting the heat on inflicting keeping down flirting with going for jugular giving no quarter laying a bad trip on monopolizing engrossing consuming putting screws to handicapping encumbering weighing heavy upon grinding down ruling with an iron hand bringing someone to their knees ruling over trampling overloading putting upon ruling with a rod of iron bringing under the yoke saddling holding sway over trampling underfoot despotizing holding down bringing to heel overthrowing impaling whipping befalling imposing wreaking absorbing getting your back up bouncing dampening keeping hanging turning off putting your back up hustling dragging damping enervating darkening demoralising dulling working over mixing up running down reducing to tears crowding fast-talking playing the heavy with imperilling endangering imperiling jeoparding periling adventuring jeopardizing venturing risking hazarding casting a gloom upon making sad turning one off making unhappy knocking sideways pouring cold water on throwing cold water on bringing tears to your eyes knocking the stuffing out of breaking someone's heart making someone fed up harshing someone's mellow giving someone the blues making your heart bleed bearing down keeping under keeping hanging on making mouth water infatuating fixating controlling holding warning avenging visiting monopolising smashing disabling impairing keeping someone hanging on making someone's mouth water putting on the rack giving someone the works whipping around scaring hell out of impending putting heat on lowering jeopardising gambling with uttering threats to looming portending marring descending on descending upon bringing down on forcing upon boring crossing hindering impeding deforming spoiling admonishing blackmailing making threats to snarling forewarning fulminating flexing muscles growling threatening to harm cautioning making threats against walking heavy scowling threatening to kill shaking fist at comminating looking daggers making threat crabbing endamaging defacing bloodying blemishing vitiating crippling flawing disfiguring having a grip on becoming an obsession with having a hold on getting on your wick scathing knackering weakening contorting hacking up fouling battering totaling distorting fouling up totalling crossing up waxing doing mischief to prejudicing drawing blood

Verb

Present participle for to tease, typically in a good-natured way
teasing ribbing kidding mocking chaffing taunting ridiculing deriding joshing ragging needling joking jiving razzing riding rallying satirising satirizing roasting baiting bantering twitting gibing annoying funning guying goading harassing quizzing plaguing worrying hassling heckling bothering chiacking pestering hazing harrying badgering provoking slanging irritating aggravating bedeviling bedevilling shucking smoking rotting hectoring sledging importuning vexing beleaguering deviling devilling gnawing nudging disturbing tantalising tantalizing spoofing slamming dogging snapping sounding laughing at scoffing at jeering at making fun of jibing at poking fun at winding up sending up goofing on making jokes about ragging on poking mullock at making sport of slinging off at taking the mickey out of picking on putting on putting down making a monkey of having on flouting at messing around pulling someone's leg leading on flirting with poking borak at pulling somebody's leg swipeing at leading somebody on taking the piss out of giving a hard time scorning sneering at insulting jeering sneering disdaining flouting scouting louting lampooning dumping on pooh-poohing heaping scorn on caricaturing parodying laughing reviling gibing at getting at sniggering at smiling at snickering at criticising affronting outraging digging criticizing slapping jabbing upbraiding reproaching offending twittering knocking disparaging pillorying contemning scoffing denigrating slighting dismissing detracting jibing vilifying skewering jollying panning detracting from dissing doing a number on pouring scorn on shooting down holding up to ridicule treating with contempt belittling jesting burlesquing despising mimicking sniffing at travestying quipping girding spurning japing disrespecting rejecting decrying humiliating looking down on running down snubbing discounting fleering treating contemptuously making a fool of booing hating hooting trashing slurring sneezing at showing contempt for fooling taking off holding in contempt deprecating making a monkey out of bad-mouthing disregarding trash-talking pulling one's leg abusing depreciating abhorring undervaluing repudiating diminishing misprizing catcalling discrediting laughing out of court hissing cartooning derogating showing up playing down imitating deflating slagging off calling names looking down upon wisecracking gagging talking down making a game of rebuffing wounding shunning abominating minimizing blowing raspberries at whistling making light of renouncing vilipending regarding with contempt showing contempt holding up to shame shouting disapproval shouting down mortifying maligning blowing raspberries leering swiping cracking dumping underrating grinning sniggering unmasking exposing feeling contempt for scouting at doing perverting distorting hoaxing condemning minimising winding someone up thumbing nose at turning up your nose at yukking yucking aping misrepresenting ranking out quipping at fooling around giving Bronx cheer looking down nose at fooling about railing at turning up one's nose making a laughing-stock playing a practical joke pulling someone's chain look down one's nose at taking the mickey turning your nose up at playing a prank crying down making fun snickering smiling censuring pasquinading squibbing buffooning frazzling brushing aside cocking a snook disbelieving tearing to pieces walking over fleering at loathing digging at detesting making a joke of crushing undermining waving aside wiping making little of execrating commenting negatively shaming curling one's lip thumbing one's nose at amusing pranking flipping entertaining diverting punning sallying chillin chilling thumbing one's nose copying cutting down having a joke with expressing contempt kissing off interrupting susurrating deploring disliking barracking hurting shrinking from miming exaggerating twisting impersonating doing an impression of doing a takeoff of whispering murmuring seething rubbishing shouting at finding intolerable disrelishing looking down your nose at shamming holding up to scorn upsetting hooting at sniping catcalling at booing at hissing at whistling at shouting disapproval at uttering catcalls neglecting eschewing bashing vituperating flaming turning up your nose saying contemptuously making cutting remarks about slandering shouting exposing to ridicule marginalizing making someone a laughing stock poking fun libeling libelling curling one's lip at wiping out feeling contempt defaming dishonoring marginalising making a crack impugning having a down on giving the bird to playing on making a mockery of disobliging calumniating treating with disdain abasing having no use for aspersing being above miscalling injuring tearing into taking a swipe at speaking badly of having a go at tearing down speaking ill of hitting out at degrading debasing blistering cursing pissing over confuting pissing on spitting on refuting refusing defying avoiding dishonouring messing giving offence to causing offence to treating disrespectfully cutting dead hurting someone's feelings throwing shade stepping on one's toes cutting to the quick casting aspersions on calling someone names turning down considering beneath you frolicking gamboling gambolling curling your lip at considering beneath one spitting in the eye of turning back on spitting in the face of giving the Bronx cheer to turning nose up at shucking someone playing tricks messing about putting someone on playing the fool playing a trick messing someone around making a monkey out of someone messing someone about having someone on rotting someone playing a joke

Antonym of tormenting

tormenting Idiom, Proverb

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