Synonym of unnerving

Alternative for unnerving

unnerves, unnerved, unnerving

Synonym: alarm, frighten, scare, startle, upset,

Antonym: nerve,

Adjective

Causing one to lose courage or confidence
disturbing agitating anxious awkward creepy disconcerting disquieting distressful distressing embarrassing fraught hairy nail-biting nerve-racking nerve-wracking nervous restless tense uneasy unsettling upsetting worrisome alarming barro demoralising demoralizing discomforting dismaying distracting frightening intimidating off-putting scary worrying troubling perturbing concerning stressful difficult trying perplexing exciting uncomfortable irritating annoying bothersome harrowing anxious-making harassing charged antsy jittery panicky uptight vexing disruptive troublesome apprehensive discomfiting startling aggravating irksome ominous unpleasant discouraging discommoding foreboding gloomy onerous severe sinister depressing provoking pessimistic wearisome painful gut-wrenching confronting insecure fretful daunting strained confusing bothering bewildering edgy discomposing knife-edge tricky flustering baffling terrifying menacing exasperating maddening taxing cliffhanging dramatic volatile troubled troublous nagging nasty devastating explosive white-knuckle emotionally charged nervy dithery stressed worried overwrought twitchy agitated taut rigid unrelaxed excited unquiet spooky queasy concerned queazy on edge threatening uncertain burdensome consequential laborious disagreeable inconvenient tiresome intrusive impeding hard toilsome prophetic vexatious niggling traumatic harrying thorny grave problematic prickly sticky tormenting agonising agonizing distractive disrupting diverting diversionary

Adjective

(colloquial) Causing or able to cause fright
scary frightening scaring terrifying petrifying chilling horrifying alarming appalling daunting formidable fearsome threatening eerie dire direful dread dreadful fearful forbidding frightful ghastly horrendous horrible intimidating redoubtable shocking sinister terrible bloodcurdling creepy menacing pulse-pounding startling worrying shivery shuddery spooky hairy blood-curdling hair-raising nerve-racking spine-chilling spine-tingling disturbing awful hideous monstrous distressing horrid harrowing gruesome grim macabre dismaying grisly horrific disquieting unsettling nightmarish unspeakable disconcerting lurid ominous upsetting atrocious awesome ghostly baleful perturbing overwhelming dangerous unearthly disgusting abominable grewsome vile sickening terrific hellacious traumatic disheartening grotesque foul revolting uncanny weird repulsive nightmare abhorrent loathsome nauseating mysterious godawful heinous hateful bad from hell supernatural eldritch discouraging unreal spookish haunting demoralizing eery awe-inspiring causing fear ghoulish mean-looking outrageous off-putting gross evil odious nasty tremendous grievous repellent repugnant distasteful ugly nauseous egregious demoralising bone-chilling thrilling Kafkaesque unapproachable aggressive browbeating terrorizing pressuring terrorising bullying bleak hellish nightmarey phantasmagorical morbid imposing impressive scandalous disgraceful offensive afraid striking massive powerful beastly parlous obscene stupefying heartstopping stunning rancid astonishing repellant fulsome amazing bewildering noxious agitating obnoxious staggering noisome surprising deplorable abysmal desperate serious shameful glaring detestable wicked strange grave astounding unpardonable abject unforgivable execrable dreaded severe wretched dismal lousy insufferable unnatural rotten vicious lamentable inexcusable heavy grody mean troubling disastrous inconvenient extreme punk unwelcome excessive unfortunate spectral other-worldly abnormal freakish odd queer preternatural curious uneasy foreboding irksome unpleasant disagreeable bothersome depressing discomforting bizarre discommoding unpalatable displeasing unsightly troublesome crawly rum superstitious peculiar ghostlike freaky paranormal fantastic objectionable vexing discomposing onerous gut-wrenching dispiriting exacting challenging taxing fazing shadowy ethereal phantom otherworldly spiritual dark wraithlike magical phantasmal devilish phantasmic haunted mystic funereal insubstantial black sepulchral transcendental mystical gloomy occult sick cruel extraterrestrial demoniac gory vampiric magic transcendent alien wraithy psychic indistinct demonic phenomenal secret numinous illusory apparitional sombre somber miraculous cadaverous sullen mystifying superhuman corpselike morose supernormal unusual deathlike heavenly diabolical twisted deathly metaphysical fiendish sublime cold shady supranatural chimerical shuddersome dreamlike out of this world extraordinary arcane inhuman incorporeal disembodied melodramatic possessed shadowlike cursed jinxed taboo poignant diabolic sadistic perverted non-mortal animal subhuman non-human necromantic Gothic exciting breathtaking eidolic holy divine wan pale unthinkable unmentionable sickly phantomlike transmundane bizarro unwholesome inspired inexplainable unheard-of supranormal singular prodigious demonlike demonish hair-curling cliff-hanging suspenseful wondrous terribly bad very bad causing excitement demonly skeletal too good for this world bloodthirsty savage brutal very strange orphic oracular not of this world unkind callous despicable lou corpse-like bloody sanguine disgustful loathly inappropriate hyperphysical far-out unworldly yucky inscrutable visionary gut-churning sick-making blood-stained flakey uncouth flaky oddball whacko supernal barbarous barbaric hidden inexplicable extramundane non-rational unaccountable hypernormal unbelievable out of the ordinary gothic unfathomable fairy impenetrable mythical rare legendary invisible supermundane celestial unrevealed obscure unknowable superior mythological superordinary unknown uncomprehensible unintelligible concealed miserable dreary melancholic glum melancholy dispirited depressive desolate solemn cheerless tenebrous sad pitiless murky drab mirthless lugubrious drear gray mournful dingy grey portentous inauspicious unhealthy minatory unpropitious God-awful death-obsessed doomy malign evil-looking bodeful ill-omened ill-boding malignant ill sinistrous minacious malevolent injurious minatorial baneful suggestive of evil woeful doomful hurtful dishonest perverse deleterious unlucky harmful pernicious blackhearted adverse poisonous mischievous lowering malefic unfavorable apocalyptic unfavourable

Adjective

Causing distress or embarrassment
uncomfortable awkward embarrassing painful charged disagreeable disturbing tense uneasy unpleasant difficult distressing sticky thorny vexatious annoying bitter discomfiting disconcerting flustering galling tickly torturous tricky troublesome bumpy dolorous fraught hard irritating prickly rough worrisome afflictive confronting distressed grievous incommodious itchy scratchy wearisome causing discomfort ill-fitting grim discomforting troubling upsetting agonizing awful agonising irksome horrible sombre displeasing solemn somber bad dire gloomy perturbing unwelcome horrific daunting dreadful unpleasing uncongenial horrid bothersome sober horrendous forbidding agitating aggravating depressing discomposing worrying dismal ghastly unsettling severe woeful appalling tedious terrible macabre humourless humorless tiresome vexing unhappy sad tragic harrowing distressful trying frustrating unamusing shocking burdensome jarring wearing grave exasperating maddening miserable boring provoking wretched traumatic horrifying alarming frightful teasing harassing disquieting grisly disheartening pathetic gruesome discommoding discouraging peeving plaguy pestiferous pestilent pesky bedevilling dreary serious unfortunate lurid sedate heartbreaking distasteful unpalatable loathsome stressful bleak lamentable regrettable repellent doleful atrocious foul harsh unbearable repugnant infuriating infernal riling chafing carking pesty inconvenient pestilential nettling rebarbative plaguey abrasive confounded antagonizing rankling nettlesome antagonising cussed heartrending cheerless unendurable frightening hideous hairy nightmarish tormenting hopeless sullen morose monstrous repellant cruel abhorrent excruciating punchable enraging grating niggling harrying nagging testing hellish nerve-racking gut-wrenching bedeviling off-putting enough to try the patience of a saint ominous enough to drive you up the wall heart-rending heart-breaking critical grewsome terrific sorry dispiriting disappointing drab dark dismaying joyless drear rueful funereal abject melancholic austere unlucky parlous unfavorable unfavourable forlorn comfortless glum mephitical perplexing irritable unpropitious unkind melancholy bewildering sinister depressive revulsive poignant inauspicious foreboding troubled black dicey moiling killer hazardous backbreaking easier said than done high-impact slavish torturesome killing onerous wearying shattering weighty knackering hard-won toilful drudgy exacting backbreaker intolerable sweaty challenging labored punishing back-breaking immense no picnic tall extreme formidable upstream energy-consuming vicious marathon difficile laboured grueling vigorous impossible tortuous brutal cumbersome crippling high-pressure arduous gruelling unsparing sapping prohibitive unremitting really hard tough going problem draining fierce intimidating oppressive Herculean insufferable tough bruising heavy merciless titanic mighty fatiguing laborious ponderous operose gargantuan effortful not easy unforgiving uphill rugged staggering colossal crushing unyielding exhausting herculean ambitious debilitating intense worksome like getting blood out of a stone rigorous strenuous painstaking very hard ferocious almighty grinding gigantic tiring taxing savage scabrous toilsome problematic depleting demanding uphill battle objectionable rotten revolting poor execrable crummy offensive abominable odious lousy detestable unsavory mortifying vile nasty repulsive troublous unsatisfactory icky stinking disgusting nauseating unacceptable deplorable abysmal sickening obnoxious gross undesirable diabolical tragical unappealing uncool yukky grotty yucky afflicting hellacious godawful saddening uninviting grody ugly affecting sour nauseous mean anguished unsavoury hurtful sorrowful beastly unlovely hostile concerning nail-biting extremely bad nerve-wracking stiff murderous Augean pick-and-shovel exigent stringent enervating persnickety relentless enervative strained forced inhuman hardhanded searing hefty pressured spartan strict clumsy unreasonable tight contrived artificial leaden knotty monumental delicate excessive pressing unrelenting unmanageable impressive weary dangerous superincumbent wicked perilous precarious hectic tortured immoderate massive Sisyphean bold sensitive embittering unhandy steep grandiose daring aggressive imperious problematical ticklish chancy dodgy iffy extravagant murder ungainly lofty anxious inexorable clunky unfriendly dubious suspect questionable energetic time-consuming cumbrous unwieldy cranky drudging bunglesome major full of problems beset by problems large-scale disastrous afflicted 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 busy dour drastic eventful forceful heroic courageous overtaxing overpowering plodding headache dogged affected overdone studied large order heavy sledding unjust slow controversial uncharitable unsettled overburdening careful hypercritical thorough precise nit-picking no piece of cake exerting despotic domineering inept overwrought unnatural maladroit lively straitened inhospitable stern very difficult trouble impractical by the book audacious lumbersome calamitous biting embarrassed industrious fiddly grand elaborate intrepid unrealistic a devil pretentious visionary unrelaxed edgy considerable significant life-threatening acute improbable ballsy brash idealistic unfeasible hard to use magnificent fanciful unreal complicated sobering big intensive threatening peracute menacing consequential unlikely constrained stilted self-conscious uncompromising from hell far-fetched bulky hard-line hard-nosed hard-hitting heavy-handed difficult to achieve intractable ungovernable recalcitrant a bummer of a insupportable perverse wayward unmanoeuvrable smarting burning aching hurting improper tender irritated hulking egregious raw stinging reddened inflamed chafed lumbering encumbering uncontrollable hurt throbbing red achy bruised in pain injured wounded beyond bearing not to be borne abscessed pained sharp sore ulcerated

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 cowing daunting frightening harassment harrying hounding menaces oppression persecution plaguing pressurisation pressurization terrorising terrorizing threatening tormenting 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

Verb

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

Verb

Present participle for to cause to become physically weaker
enervating tiring weakening debilitating exhausting fatiguing sapping devitalizing enfeebling incapacitating prostrating wearying draining indisposing wearing out etiolating frazzling immobilising immobilizing paralysing pooping shattering softening wasting knackering making feeble making weak torpefying depleting disabling doing in jading knocking out laying low paralyzing undermining vitiating washing out fagging out putting out of action sapping your strength taking it out of one wearing to a frazzle handicapping crippling emasculating diminishing unhinging attenuating blunting impairing tiring out reducing overtiring ruining hurting taxing overtaxing destroying taking it out of wearing down breaking whacking damaging marring hamstringing injuring busting eroding harming overworking tuckering out spoiling bushing sabotaging tuckering wearing outwearing killing wrecking pooping out petering out crushing impoverishing impeding diluting lessening bankrupting harassing overexerting defeating overextending overfatiguing eating away laming conking out running ragged unstrengthening doing up disarming watering down subverting consuming using up compromising hindering lowering depressing disempowering wearing away subduing eviscerating withering hampering drawing overdoing extenuating suppressing rendering infirm quashing decreasing wounding tempering calming vanquishing overcoming sucking dry overpowering numbing thinning abating restricting deadening assuaging shrinking straining sinking making powerless mutilating maiming soothing inactivating failing paining halting sapping the strength of making tired kiboshing unfitting mangling totalling battering pinioning hocking totaling unbracing hogtying hogtieing muzzling benumbing freezing bringing someone to their knees shooting down rendering incapable taking out appalling throwing monkey wrench in taking the edge off arresting threatening sickening shaking exenterating disemboweling disembowelling whittling encumbering atrophying hospitalizing burdening fainting folding overburdening collapsing wilting overstraining ennuying plaguing shrivelling emaciating shriveling drowsing stopping jamming subjugating oppressing drooping weighing fading flagging glutting giving out going stale growing weary cramping disenabling deactivating losing interest causing ennui growing tired invaliding laying up hospitalising confining to a wheelchair confining to bed putting to sleep clamping repressing gnawing corroding dulling preventing from moving actioning preventing from working invalidating bringing to a standstill making inoperative bringing to a halt disqualifying rendering inactive tying rendering inoperative dampening having a bad effect on doing harm to having a negative effect on putting on the sick list scotching scuppering making feebler blemishing flawing bloodying contracting felling flooring endamaging limiting dominating cooling stifling dropping reducing the power of depriving of force moderating allaying muffling cowing rooting rendering powerless making unfit spiking levelling leveling downing cauterizing mollifying damping relieving easing appeasing alleviating sating slaking degrading dispiriting nearly killing wiping out removing the sting from reducing the powers of pulling the teeth of beating down keeping down mastering conquering bearing down toning down crossing up raining on someone's parade mitigating deflating adulterating lightening devaluating offsetting rarefying dissipating constricting demoting smashing overwhelming demoralizing desensitising putting a damper on cauterising obtunding hebetating desensitizing wearing oneself to a shadow running into the ground disrating humiliating downgrading overthrowing mowing wearing oneself to a frazzle knocking down extinguishing taming knocking over routing demoralising mowing down stopping dead stunning bringing to grinding halt demolishing transfixing stupefying making nerveless palsying shutting down daunting making inert petrifying dazing closing bemusing nonplussing anaesthetizing astounding anesthetizing bowling over bowling down bringing down making weary making helpless making impotent bringing low bringing to ruin causing instability

Verb

Present participle for to decrease in sensitivity
dulling numbing desensitising desensitizing deadening blunting suppressing benumbing dampening diminishing impairing repressing retarding stifling tranquilizing weakening depressing devitalizing incapacitating paralysing paralyzing reducing sedating stunning dazing drugging narcotizing obtunding stultifying stupefying torpefying dullening rendering insensitive alleviating lessening damping mitigating cushioning checking abating moderating cauterizing palliating soothing relieving easing assuaging decreasing subduing anaesthetizing smothering doping drowning exhausting dimming etherizing cauterising destroying injuring quieting slowing tiring frustrating consuming KO'ing gassing depriving anesthetizing freezing chloroforming getting rid of laying out knocking out putting to sleep taking the edge off putting an end to putting out of order immobilizing hebetating immobilising chillin chilling disabling debilitating petrifying hardening coarsening appalling putting under putting out shocking cumbering pacifying lulling rendering insensible making inactive making less sensitive befuddling indurating making powerless rendering powerless callousing knocking senseless boring making unfeeling making callous making insensitive knocking unconscious depriving of sensation making bored boring rigid boring stupid prostrating hamstringing crippling boring to death putting off stopping dead closing bringing to grinding halt demolishing transfixing halting making nerveless bemusing disarming palsying laming arresting nonplussing shutting down astounding daunting enfeebling making inert

Antonym of unnerving

unnerving Idiom, Proverb

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