Đồng nghĩa của browbeating

Alternative for browbeating

browbeats, browbeating, browbeaten

Đồng nghĩa: ballyrag, boss around, bully, bullyrag, hector, push around, strong-arm, swagger,

Verb

Present participle for to bully in an intimidating, bossy, or supercilious way
bulldozing bullying cowing hectoring intimidating badgering coercing domineering dragooning oppressing tyrannising tyrannizing compelling persecuting pressuring pressurising pressurizing blackjacking bludgeoning bogarting bullyragging forcing goading harassing harrying hounding mau-mauing menacing nagging overawing overbearing strong-arming subjugating terrorising terrorizing threatening blustering castigating despotizing frightening impelling pestering pushing railroading leaning on picking on riding roughshod over bossing about bossing around lording it over putting heat on twisting one's arm using strong-arm tactics on putting the chill on putting through the wringer holding a gun to one's head pressing driving scaring pushing around constraining putting the screws on tormenting obliging steamrollering making prevailing on hustling appalling terrifying dominating awing aweing daunting putting pressure on impressing obligating alarming prodding muscling sandbagging unnerving brainwashing fast-talking dismaying influencing using pressure on squeezing urging spooking subduing putting the squeeze on twisting someone's arm ordering about ordering around press-ganging disconcerting enforcing bossing bringing pressure to bear on plaguing hassling petrifying persuading buffaloing commanding ruffling victimizing affrighting bothering bouncing deterring fazing discouraging victimising pushing about giving orders to turning on the heat mistreating shaking walking all over shocking startling putting the heat on panicking abusing rattling horrifying repressing dictating frighting worrying alaruming perturbing agitating disheartening psyching out requiring ordering disquieting insisting acting on chillin chilling working on scarifying blackmailing putting under an obligation dictating to striking terror into putting up to kicking around scaring off scaring to death scaring the bejesus out of tightening the screws on calling the shots having someone do something throwing your weight around teasing baiting heckling abashing discomfiting admonishing riding brutalising brutalizing controlling maltreating spurring swaggering suppressing overwhelming ruling inducing necessitating cajoling flustering besetting giving orders swaying troubling telling someone what to do concussing binding causing trampling on ramrodding upsetting discomforting issuing threats to demanding demoralizing astounding repelling stiffing unhinging charging imposing insisting on demoralising breathing down someone's neck putting the wind up walking heavy coming at treating harshly putting the frighteners on scaring away curdling the blood ruling with an iron hand making teeth chatter ruling with a rod of iron making one's hair stand on end putting the fear of God into chilling to the bone turning the screws on laying down the law keeping under thumb making one's blood run cold hogging barbarizing vandalizing chivvying inhibiting smothering irritating leaning compressing vandalising wheedling assailing importuning squashing condensing constricting politicking selling suffocating restricting hindering shotgunning arguing talking besieging working over high pressuring vexing frightening off acting the tin god annoying antagonizing taunting chivying striking terror in pulling rank on antagonising unmanning treading on distressing aggrieving disturbing putting the arm on filling with terror inspiring panic in prevailing upon effecting tightening the screw on having turning the screw on imposing on making an offer they can't refuse manhandling kicking about misusing overpowering making it hot for someone frightening out of your wits making things hot for someone crowding throwing into panic riding roughshod torturing mishandling embarrassing scaring witless scaring stiff droving blinding someone with something bewildering confusing filling with fear freezing your blood taking your breath away warning nonplussing perplexing making one's flesh creep scaring someone out of their wits getting the wind up making someone jump out of their skin throwing into a panic giving one the creeps scaring the living daylights out of giving someone the heebie-jeebies scaring the pants off throwing into a blue funk giving someone goose pimples throwing into a fright chilling to the marrow scaring someone half to death confounding overcoming ill-treating crushing unsettling discomposing playing the heavy with messing over ill-using putting down enslaving trampling making uneasy making anxious fulminating growling snarling cautioning forewarning scowling comminating foisting occasioning jeoparding imperilling endangering periling adventuring jeopardizing venturing risking compromising imperiling hazarding destabilizing unbalancing jolting baffling throwing moving using force on conscripting urging by force burdening contracting obtruding enjoining choking using duress on applying encouraging advising imploring keeping down mystifying flummoxing exerting force on promoting inciting begging directing holding down bringing force to bear on training pinning down bearing down putting the bite on taking aback destabilising blinding shaking up putting off advocating expediting gambling with looming impending portending lowering jeopardising domineering over running superintending overseeing prevailing putting screws to putting squeeze on bearing hard on bringing pressure to bear upon flexing muscles making threats to threatening to harm making threats against threatening to kill looking daggers making threat predominating beseeching inspanning soliciting throwing off balance preponderating grinding down reigning leading supervising captaining quarterbacking governing recommending motivating trampling underfoot inspiring prompting bending henpecking putting to work working pounding heading spearheading administrating managing adjuring propelling nudging ruling despotically having someone under your thumb treating brutally bringing someone to their knees shaking fist at pulling the rug from under pulling the rug out from under exhorting entreating steamrolling uttering threats to whipping around keying up trying to persuade speeding up putting the screws to scaring hell out of railroading into pouring it on dragooning into calling the tune taking charge trying to control pushing for steamrollering into scaring the daylights out of presiding over being in charge ruling the roost turning on bulldozing into running the show appealing to firing up selling one on being in the saddle leading by the nose running things pushing the buttons bending to your will exerting influence on egging on going to town on browbeating into bearing down on distracting freaking out getting to concerning surprising amazing consternating giving a turn fussing ailing making nervous flurrying frazzling depressing distempering derailing hagriding undoing stunning weirding out stupefying sickening frightening the living daylights out of exercising discombobulating afflicting irking frightening to death paralysing astonishing making jump discountenancing frightening the life out of disgusting paralyzing making afraid flooring outraging fretting bugging pothering dispiriting scaring the life out of scaring the hell out of frightening someone out of their wits giving someone a fright frustrating sending into a cold sweat haunting saddening making someone shake in their shoes making someone's hair stand on end revolting disappointing flabbergasting scandalizing dumbfounding enthralling offending puzzling grieving needling nauseating dazing throwing into a tizz scaring silly scandalising throwing into a tizzy bedevilling bedeviling stirring up intruding making waves scaring the pants off of warning off frightening away chasing off driving away giving a hard time freezing paralysing with fear insulting transfixing freaking working up making fearful striking fear into staggering springing incommoding chilling off stampeding exciting immobilizing unquieting giving someone a jolt giving a shock numbing benumbing immobilising striking showboating grandstanding hotdogging dazzling jarring traumatizing making someone jump out of his skin springing on making restless making fretful making flesh crawl knocking for a loop grossing out mortifying traumatising unstringing muddling deranging harrowing addling throwing into disarray repulsing provoking paining galling interfering tiring complicating arousing piquing rousing putting chill on filling with panic putting out stressing distressing greatly rattling one's cage putting someone off their stride putting out of countenance taxing dashing burning up knocking props out throwing a curve straining chagrining disillusioning getting in the way rousting blowing away despairing beleaguering dejecting disenchanting disgruntling giving someone the creeps encroaching accosting discommoding breaking in pursuing interrupting molesting snafuing letting down trying chafing weighing down testing disarming tearing tantalising tantalizing dunning knocking sideways causing anxiety to screwing up lousing up filling with consternation knocking for six messing up fouling up mucking up flushing making your gorge rise making someone want to throw up making shudder lying heavy on gnawing at sweating out undermining enervating weakening enfeebling uncalming sapping displeasing inconveniencing angering hurting bowling over putting into a flap throwing off setting back peeving putting someone off their stroke miffing wounding indisposing narking turning incapacitating crazing flipping cramping debilitating causing someone to lose their composure flipping out ticking off winding up getting at laying up bumming out getting across getting someone hacking off rocking the boat giving someone grief making a scene hurting somebody's feelings getting on your wick

Verb

Present participle for to harass, annoy, or cause trouble to (someone)
bothering annoying vexing irritating troubling irking bugging upsetting disturbing exasperating aggravating harassing worrying galling tormenting riling plaguing provoking nettling peeving piquing hassling pestering ruffling narking persecuting needling chafing afflicting harrying getting displeasing nagging grating badgering bedeviling bedevilling riding hounding rasping eating besetting spiting frosting griping teasing paining itching grieving goading hurting inconveniencing molesting disgusting chivvying perplexing dogging discommoding insulting deviling devilling mithering taunting chivying pursuing scaring nudging tantalising tantalizing interrupting boring crossing hindering impeding putting out hacking off burning up rubbing up the wrong way driving up the wall picking on getting on your nerves giving someone grief grating on intruding upon giving a hard time imposing on getting on your wick bending someone's ear breathing down someone's neck carping at making somebody's hackles rise bullying hectoring henpecking intimidating niggling pecking at baiting heckling ragging prodding curdling keeping after keeping on at going on at scratching around yapping at ragging on searching high heaven carping scolding criticizing domineering agitating flustering confusing rattling unsettling disconcerting chiding angering unnerving disquieting flurrying perturbing discomfiting cavilling picking at caviling berating fussing stirring discountenancing discomposing fazing throwing putting off affecting criticising miffing discombobulating making nervous shaking up getting to throwing off balance finding fault flummoxing cowing furbelowing fuddling distressing exciting blustering abrading flooring fretting disrupting wearing frilling stumping putting someone off their stroke winding up getting across causing someone to lose their composure putting into a flap throwing into a tizz throwing into tizzy rattling one's cage torturing beleaguering oppressing importuning besieging racking victimizing harrowing agonizing agonising cursing anguishing victimising terrorizing haunting stressing excruciating harping on at getting in your hair terrorising getting at trying abusing maltreating ill-treating gnawing dunning tyrannizing outraging working on tyrannising pressing driving round the bend mistreating attacking making things hot for someone injuring hazing discriminating against leaning on offending maddening embarrassing preying on straining assailing aggrieving giving a bad time exploiting ticking off driving bananas pressurizing ribbing grizzling reminding hunting infuriating chaffing incensing urging pushing around upbraiding ridiculing enraging martyring punishing pressurising rankling gibing plying barraging punishing unfairly inflaming wronging overwhelming having it in for beating graveling gravelling enslaving pushing depressing giving the business driving round the twist having a down on frustrating hacking you off breaking dominating infesting putting the squeeze on chagrining dissatisfying biting causing suffering to gnawing at nagging at making it hot for someone bumming out giving someone the hump making someone see red lying heavy on weighing heavily on getting your back up appalling rankling with weighing on tyrannizing over getting under your skin blighting keeping at bedogging petitioning soliciting showing antagonism to disapproving of harping on prompting feeling ill will towards showing ill will towards pushing about bearing a grudge towards giving someone hell guying insisting on obsessing stressing out mocking scorning bullyragging despoiling burning macerating foraying noodging insisting grinding egging on jerking around inflicting pain on inflicting suffering on burdening belabouring wringing boning smiting messing with driving crazy razzing possessing getting your hackles up getting your dander up making your blood boil ruffling one's feathers trying your patience getting up someone's nose buttonholing crucifying exiling expelling dragooning driving you up the wall getting on one's nerves swindling cheating hoodwinking tricking fleecing jeering recurring taking the mickey disparaging barracking booing getting on the nerves of taking the piss out of leading someone a merry dance playing cat and mouse putting through wringer rubbing salt in wound preoccupying staying with coming back to singling out reviling reproaching shouting down getting in the hair of belaboring bombarding sticking the knife into getting the knife into gripping overriding hissing blackmailing bleeding conning dissing putting pressure on saddening bringing pressure to bear on dismaying jibing at shouting at wounding shouting catcalls at butting in making game of taking advantage of distracting concerning distempering alarming unhinging frazzling alaruming ailing derailing discomforting hagriding confounding shaking strapping desolating pricking exercising undoing indisposing nit-picking mixing up putting your back up turning off causing anguish to immolating demonizing using entangling hampering weirding out making miserable freaking out doing a number on arousing anxiety in pushing buttons making wretched eating at making it tough for cutting up demonising aggressing weighing down grousing croaking repining yammering crabbing bellyaching growling moaning grouching inveighing bleating yawping yauping whimpering wailing maundering muttering hollering whining murmuring kvetching screaming complaining kicking caterwauling grumbling beefing whingeing squealing keening grumping yowling squawking stacking the deck having your knife into jumping on one's case falling upon falling on starting in on grumbling at moaning at egging giving the needle subjugating suppressing crushing finding fault with moaning on at keeping complaining to subduing repressing overcoming hegemonizing mastering overpowering taking it out on busting chops busting someone's balls subjecting scourging keeping down treating harshly ruling with a rod of iron putting screws to handicapping coercing beating down bringing under the yoke riding roughshod over encumbering trampling on ruling weighing heavy upon saddling holding sway over trampling underfoot despotizing holding down grinding down bringing to heel putting down ruling with an iron hand bringing someone to their knees overthrowing forcing smothering walking all over ruling over trampling overloading taxing putting upon

Verb

Present participle for to have convinced or manipulated
cutting any ice with convincing manipulating persuading inveigling urging tempting coercing finagling controlling playing brainwashing jockeying beguiling swaying coaxing steering exploiting bribing directing counselling intimidating dragooning impelling compelling luring enticing working counseling pressurizing working upon leaning on prejudicing pulling strings with inciting cajoling inducing inclining talking round twisting someone's arm prevailing upon bringing round turning colouring suborning bringing pressure to bear on touching making yourself felt with carrying weight with bringing pressure to bear upon coloring influencing pressurising prompting encouraging moving making pressing motivating instigating leading prodding getting exhorting stimulating inspiring actuating pressuring provoking goading prevailing on spurring pushing disposing triggering bringing converting egging on firing up talking into winning over forcing causing rousing arousing exciting impassioning stirring constraining procuring impressing sparking driving advising drawing pricking putting the screws on putting the heat on propelling nudging activating spurring on stirring up wheedling whipping up bringing around putting up to arguing into wheedling into prodding into selling one on predisposing biasing biassing conditioning squeezing steamrolling bulldozing adapting starting determining inflaming initiating coaxing into drawing in cajoling into piquing driving on stinging kick-starting soft-soaping exerting influence on sweet-talking sucking in putting someone up to something twisting one's arm making willing fomenting bringing about setting off kindling needling planning originating revving up getting going suggesting plotting hinting rabble-rousing scheming insinuating rooting on begging steaming up working up setting on turning on adding fuel making waves pleading enjoining adjuring beseeching admonishing imploring entreating requesting appealing insisting asking nagging soliciting manoeuvring maneuvering sanctioning proposing eliciting rallying occasioning countenancing promoting rationalising conjuring commending rationalizing advancing charging evoking invigorating steeling energizing inspiriting incentivizing selling impacting uplifting empowering emboldening exhilarating heartening galvanizing animating vitalizing reasoning necessitating incentifying helping striking envigorating galvanising energising refreshing proselytizing enlisting propagandizing calling on pushing for putting pressure on insisting on railroading into trying to persuade using pressure on bulldozing into psyching up appealing to proselytising propagandising proselyting pumping up suggesting to turning somebody on to pressing someone into working over pressuring someone into causing to believe leading to do getting round pleading with pressurizing into converting to reasoning someone into boosting up hinting to pepping up cheering on leading to believe bringing to senses wearing down winning argument gaining confidence of proving to

Verb

Present participle for to disconcert someone with an unblinking face-to-face confrontation

Adjective

Defiantly aggressive or bad-tempered
truculent belligerent aggressive combative bellicose contentious defiant pugnacious hostile antagonistic bad-tempered argumentative confrontational cross quarrelsome scrappy ill-tempered obstreperous sullen feisty fierce rude surly uncooperative violent agonistic assaultive brawly chippy discordant discourteous disputatious gladiatorial ill-natured militant stroppy unpleasant warlike aggers arsey bolshie itching bullying caustic cowing cussed deadly destructive ferocious fractious frightening harsh hateful insolent intimidating mean mordacious mordant ornery scathing sharp terrifying terrorising terrorizing trenchant vituperous ready for a fight spoiling for a fight cantankerous contrary threatening on the warpath unfriendly rebellious hot-tempered irascible inimical difficult adversarial fiery captious irritable oppugnant refractory warring nasty recalcitrant fighting choleric malevolent inhospitable contumacious litigious petulant touchy unruly angry quick-tempered antipathetic battling adverse unkind disobedient rancorous unsympathetic offensive negative malicious disputative spiteful militaristic vitriolic disruptive provocative perverse dissenting challenging froward balky polemical factious disorderly cavilling hawkish loudmouthed bitter controversial polemic restive turbulent rowdy insubordinate grumpy warmongering undisciplined wrangling sabre-rattling wayward unmanageable uncontrollable bickering wrathful biffo martial disapproving virulent narky willful uncongenial rough caviling catty jaundiced unsociable unreceptive awkward have chip on shoulder have a bone to pick testy grouchy pettish mutinous snappy jingoistic wild vicious riotous crabby huffy snarly troublesome prickly active wilful unwelcoming resistant ungovernable spirited courageous spunky gutsy noisy unrestrained bloodthirsty intractable untoward rebel recusant incompliant dissentious bold venomous alien adversary excitable raucous querulous tempestuous enthusiastic hot-blooded pushy unpropitious maleficent biting malefic malignant ructious hot flip ardent out of hand salty brawling contending war thin-skinned military out of control dour viperous sour cold errant misbehaving peevish badly behaved at loggerheads on the outs have it in for ill-disposed ready to fight having a chip on one's shoulder up in arms sulky bloody-minded pigheaded thrawn ratty shirty unhelpful acrimonious plucky determined contrarious obstructive soldierly gung-ho naysaying disagreeable battleful sanguinary attacking dissentient poisonous spiky opinionated splenetic abusive miffy exasperated cruel hurtful resentful vindictive nonconforming wrestling tilting skirmishing opposing self-assertive itching to fight assertive snappish cranky fretful mighty peppery soreheaded vigorous ill troublemaking under arms irregular hotheaded opposed oppositional short-tempered radical unsettling disturbing upsetting arguesome ultra-active two-fisted forceful extremist extreme combating impassioned passionate churlish attention-seeking dissident conflicting fanatical zealous embattled distracting declinatory refusing divergent impatient objecting declining warrish revolutionary assertory unwilling adversative accusatorial allergic opposite reluctant at odds oppugning divisive in arms out-of-line disrupting out-of-order off-base looking for trouble noncompliant dysfunctional loud delinquent boisterous uncontrolled tough obstinate foul sensitive naughty ill-disciplined mischievous causing trouble non-compliant vociferous uproarious socially impaired bad trying self-willed impudent tiresome erratic disturbed badly-behaved whiny pesky roguish undisciplinable ill-behaved problematic demanding troublous incorrigible maladjusted exasperating unrestrainable stubborn irksome uncompliant rascally uncontainable devilish wearisome indocile clamorous rampaging daring resisting audacious lawless rambunctious mettlesome lively alive energetic bubbly peppy gritty frisky gutty zestful game hearty intransigent irrepressible roisterous unbridled rackety tumultuous rip-roaring rumbustious full-blooded go-getting high-strung full of pep rampageous roistering subversive piercing screaming booming strepitous blusterous raising Cain disregardful cheeky insubmissive reckless dareful sassy resistive raising the roof malign evil pernicious baleful wicked critical injurious cutting unfavourable evil-intentioned unfavorable harmful acid damaging prejudicial wounding waspish savage despiteful detrimental acerbic corrosive deleterious menacing vengeful counter sarcastic dangerous disadvantageous mortal disparaging dirty barbed tart stinging sardonic sinister noxious astringent bilious low devastating acrid pungent dark acidulous brutal snide evil-minded inconsiderate baneful hate-filled grim severe derisive calamitous cynical uncharitable snarky satirical inauspicious scalding defamatory discouraging scornful tetchy acidic satiric incisive poor forbidding acerb withering rival searing ill-humored ill-humoured uncomplimentary ruinous murderous smart-alecky contemptuous bad-natured mocking vile jeering scorching disavowing furious indignant taunting smart-mouthed moody implacable vexatious ominous snarling nocuous hard dire blistering barbarous unlucky stern inopportune mean-spirited untimely awful smart-aleck revengeful unflattering invasive obnoxious ironical combatant black lousy sneering competing derogatory at war wretched envenomed crabbed objectionable shrewish grudging vituperative undermining unfeeling crotchety dyspeptic grievous unfortunate disrespectful frowning contumelious ruthless joyless distressing keen liverish backhanded horrid scoffing brusque needling scurrilous saucy carping beastly bothersome hazardous repugnant twitting chaffing arrogant austere dodgy disillusioned morose perilous quarrelling clashing weisenheiming regrettable cheerless belittling inimic annoyed hellish censorious disobliging backbiting poison murder unpromising expansionist disaffected irate displeased unadvantageous rotten insensitive tricky infelicitous despicable merciless cataclysmic embittered slanderous pitiless disagreeing offended contemptible damning unforgiving aggrieved enemy inexpedient callous disastrous louring shabby uncaring quarreling intimidatory woeful inconvenient deplorable filthy tight glowering catastrophic brooding sticky minatory heartless ireful terrible pejorative inhuman minacious base relentless thoughtless glum hard-hearted thorny delicate bleak curmudgeonly unappeasable eggy annoying unsafe insidious gross enraged foreboding boot-faced full of hate hairy worrying onerous arduous knotty taxing ungenerous peckish stark coldhearted crippling waxy execrable ignominious dishonorable detestable currish accidentally on purpose inhumane cold-blooded sadistic dishonourable low-down problematical ticklish punishing precarious chancy worrisome concerning iffy not nice low-minded dubious questionable spartan suspect unsparing frosty prejudicious counterproductive spleenful squint-eyed stabbing razor-edged smouldering standoffish bearish of evil intent coruscating burning scowling artful grumbling bodeful scathy strident viperish toxicant ignoble paltry sordid divided split invading compassionless corrupting atrabilious peeved aspersive corruptive sulphurous sulfurous cold-hearted ill-timed corrupt colonialistic imperialistic insulted begruding sore treacherous complaining scratchy dripping venom wrought up prepared for war in the midst of battle at swords' points uncool envious petty unkindly unamiable uncivil ill-intentioned vexed irked piqued irritated carnivorous discontented crusty full of spleen full of gall gloomy temperamental aggravated short-fused on a short fuse incursive hardhearted unchristian galled provoked smoldering avenging sorehead whingy whingeing extremely critical invalidating trigger-happy outraged not conducive inimicable pointed snaky disharmonious insurrectionary seditious sectarian schismatic lamentable dyslogistic depreciative unprofitable depreciatory slighting downside detracting debit-side sparring striking unhappy sharp-tongued on edge unaccommodating uptight discrediting irreconcilable anti assaulting assailing fire-eating headstrong at daggers drawn paramilitary soldierlike battle-hardened lethal incendiary imperilling unhealthy unwholesome imperiling afflictive toxic undesirable feral punitive grudge-bearing unwelcome tragic fuming malcontent estranged insurgent alienated partisan unrelenting unreasonable abrasive serious steely somber unsocial distasteful unacceptable asocial obdurate mulish capricious against on the debit side untamed brutish ill-boding barbaric retaliatory fatal cataclysmal angerful ranting bristly raving psyched up frenzied tense in a temper gruff convulsed arch odious renitent full of dislike loathsome intrusive rapacious humourless humorless desperate nefarious villainous serpentine monstrous depraved uncivilised fiendish abhorrent uncivilized abandoned thirsting for revenge out for revenge tragical heartbreaking distressful heartrending miserable contrariant nonconformist paradoxical pervicacious uncompromising inflexible hardline remorseless inexorable at variance macho sociopathic on the attack wrongheaded converse sombre solemn unfair reproachful condemnatory deprecatory catastrophal dreadful bull-headed pig-headed cross-grained unmerciful unpitying blunt hostile to averse to inimical to opposed to unyielding unsmiling flinty cast-iron ungentle no-nonsense mortified stony criticizing reproving fateful shattering frightful horrible antisocial sworn honest candid unenthusiastic about disapprobatory denunciatory denouncing dissatisfied condemning at each other's throats straightforward realistic beyond the pale disinclined to accept reluctant to accept unwilling to accept dead set against ill-fated outspoken judgmental slating knocking scummy unsatisfactory tardy late malapropos wrong improper unseemly unfit discommodious inadvisable unseasonable unsuited faultfinding unappealing insulting criticising full of reproof ill-advised warts and all straight from the shoulder

Adjective

Causing fear or terror
intimidating alarming frightening terrifying fearsome scary hair-raising daunting dire direful dismaying dread dreadful fearful forbidding formidable frightful ghastly horrendous horrible horrifying menacing redoubtable shocking spine-chilling terrible unnerving baleful bloodcurdling spooky aggressive bullying nerve-racking overwhelming pressuring terrorising terrorizing threatening unapproachable disturbing chilling sinister disquieting petrifying ominous distressing creepy appalling awful awesome dangerous mean-looking worrying startling upsetting unsettling demoralizing scaring hairy grim discouraging foreboding off-putting disheartening awe-inspiring dispiriting demoralising disconcerting depressing horrid eerie harrowing minacious warning minatory blood-curdling spine-tingling unpleasant distressful brooding tense worrisome inauspicious bodeful imposing perturbing powerful monstrous admonitory uninviting minatorial comminatory cautionary disagreeable offensive fraught anxious nail-biting taxing doomy ill-boding portentous ill black restless agitating nervous uneasy intimidatory looming challenging severe hostile impressive glowering lowering overhanging gloomy tremendous unwelcoming fateful unpropitious baneful unlucky apocalyptic inhospitable bleak uncomfortable strong rough tough dismal repulsive imminent ugly nightmarish ferocious eldritch dark hideous macabre causing fear strong-arm feared crushing disappointing dreaded awkward embarrassing nerve-wracking dampening solemn shuddersome mighty barro distracting discomforting traumatic distasteful unappealing disgusting thrilling hellacious calamitous godawful commanding doughty invincible indomitable resolute harsh objectionable unappetizing unpalatable unsavoury repellent unattractive nasty afraid striking massive pulse-pounding breathtaking exciting gruesome unfriendly unfavorable unfavourable shivery shuddery valiant terrific portending near unsafe close impendent upcoming lowery loury scowling impending forthcoming ghostly weird unearthly bullyboy obnoxious bad adverse disadvantageous austere confronting troublesome exacting fazing courageous brave unpromising evil-looking overpowering hair-curling cliff-hanging suspenseful extraordinary dour hard fierce rugged rebarbative causing excitement at hand negative stark jarring odious life-threatening perilous thunderous untoward suggestive of evil louring unsavory approaching all-powerful trying stressful difficult panicky exasperating gut-wrenching aggravating harassing irritating annoying irksome anxious-making maddening violent forced forceful coercive forcible

Adjective

Tough and exacting in one's expectations or treatment of others
hard harsh tough cruel fierce ruthless brutal callous cold grim intense merciless stern strict uncompromising authoritarian exacting pitiless severe unsparing affectless bullying cold-blooded gruff heartless heavy-handed hostile implacable inclement no-nonsense oppressive relentless remorseless stoney tyrannical unbending unfeeling unkind unrelenting unsympathetic cold-hearted compassionless desensitised desensitized hardhearted hard-hearted insensitive ironfisted ironhearted mean stonyhearted stony-hearted uncharitable unforgiving unmerciful take-no-prisoners stringent firm draconian rigorous dour drastic austere rigid grave hard-nosed extreme resolute dire hard-line steadfast inexorable unyielding hardheaded obdurate mulish hardened ossified formidable solid single-minded ascetical autocratic disciplinary hard-core determined stiff-necked imperious rough immovable unflinching intractable by the book disciplinarian domineering pressing iron-fisted resolved obstinate stiff ascetic bullheaded demanding astringent inflexible absolute dyed-in-the-wool dogged inhuman stony inhumane indurate hard-boiled soulless case-hardened pachydermatous insensate thick-skinned uncaring slash-and-burn savage unpitying rugged unemotional adamant flinty stubborn unfriendly steely uncompassionate fixed barbarous indifferent intransigent unmoved bitter adamantine set headstrong with a heart of stone forbidding heavy sadistic inconsiderate murderous unconcerned frigid lacking compassion unresponsive ramrod onerous icy hardhanded pertinacious cool grievous unwavering ferocious nasty coldhearted vicious hard-bitten wilful pigheaded hard-and-fast apathetic perverse barbaric invariable unshakeable aloof strong opinionated willful trying unappeasable excruciating definite inconvincible searing frozen pat burdensome cast-iron settled bleak self-willed self-opinionated hard as nails intolerant chilly unpleasant serious unchangeable set in stone illiberal excessive toughened unswerving frosty punitive brutish cynical certain unalterable despotic stable forceful solemn determinate thoughtless marble-hearted unsmiling monstrous repellent sombre somber truculent unloving indurated immutable established intimidating louring decided unremitting hard and fast ungentle unwelcoming lowering punishing stark mean-spirited inexpugnable bound mortal flat inured surly vindictive cutthroat unsentimental violent unsusceptible untouched disinterested hurtful locked in fell sharp impenetrable fiendish hardy bestial constant wild inhospitable undeviating final resistant bloodless concrete unvarying unchanging ironclad cut-throat obtuse disagreeable lukewarm coarse beastly abusive as hard as nails dog-eat-dog hardline impervious bloodthirsty distant impassive curt unaffected tyrannous churlish unfair repressive feral evil insensible unpermissive abrasive wicked malevolent unadaptable bumpy sour sturdy gloomy specified wintry wanton sober tactless crass agreed aggressive brassbound hard-headed dead set uncordial matter-of-fact bad disdainful menacing weighty seasoned insistent tenacious mean-looking gritty explicit brute unshakable sanguinary feelingless repugnant halfhearted aversive unmovable exact unkindly sure unfaltering hard-edged butcherly wintery unapproachable hateful antipathetic irreversible incompliant deep-rooted unrefined really hard stuffy malignant strong-willed swingeing dead set on unstirred irreconcilable dreary arch writ in stone as tough as old boots rude ungracious biting exorbitant brusque deadly dictatorial avaricious greedy indelicate pebbly depressing desperate rapacious unjust foul craggy bony without sentiment overweening spiritless wolfish raw selfish suppressive inelegant off-putting reserved ungenerous uninviting stormy sedate staid robust loveless sullen dispassionate diabolical overbearing spiteful jagged glacial resilient petrified deadened rough-hewn humourless humorless entrenched comfortless sworn earnest morose imperturbable tempestuous high-handed insusceptible sobersided uncomic uncivil express incommutable heinous invulnerable vigorous stout poker-faced defined precise confirmed wounding ingrained intemperate malicious cold fish dirty filthy threatening unpolished gray grey steady cantankerous stone-hearted atrocious gelid powerful positive arranged coercive ironhanded unfluctuating squally world-weary unimpressionable dismal hard-shelled stalwart unrepenting unchristian blustery unamiable chill clammy cold-eyed haughty antiseptic hard-eyed brittle arctic coldish indefatigable definitive turbulent dastardly inattentive preset persistent two-fisted decisive rock-ribbed emotionless unbendable rooted rocky crabbed glum predetermined uniform furious persevering windy raging inalterable discouraging hard-as-nails benumbed flagitious egregious consistent imperceptive deep-seated sulky intent po-faced hellish incurious lacking sentiment inveterate unswayable boisterous uncontrollable unqualified enduring abiding changeless fearsome terrible bound and determined frightful toughened by experience hanging tough uncongenial fearful unhappy decided upon standing pat well-set cut-and-dried never-failing solid as a rock wretched abhorrent rancorous revengeful killer detached formal uncommiserating casehardened dead without pity stonehearted radical Draconian rowdy heedless lifeless hard-hitting hatchetjob coldblooded satanic spartan vengeful tormenting maleficent torturous summary self-centred mechanical antagonistic punitory premeditated stingy stolid arbitrary uncomfortable discomforting fossilized rigidified depraved remote unnatural iron-willed passionless undemonstrative killer instinct utilitarian inexpressive faceless subhuman armour-plated refractory pugnacious very hard clear-cut clear censorious regular unempathetic anaesthetized crotchety anesthetized sensationless bloody unregenerate uncontrite careless uncompliant immoderate undue inordinate crippling appalling accustomed habituated snide businesslike fossilised jelled hidebound unflappable self-centered unsympathizing out-and-out critical unsensitive oblivious torpid unbreakable straight frowning uncommunicative shabby ill-natured upsetting unconscionable towering intolerable steep uncalled-for mean machine at each other's throats having a killer instinct impenitent insentient impassible very severe hard to please nonnegotiable overextravagant extravagant insane plethoric baroque overmuch overdue devilish static inured to with a hide like an elephant to the death catty inept undiplomatic bungling experienced unmoving hard-shell disapproving ungraceful uptight picky assiduous unflagging unstoppable tireless sedulous great deaf to reason not nice ill dogmatic unflexible crisp doctrinaire OTT overstrict deaf to blind to tough nut to crack strait-laced undemocratic cannibalistic malign joyless cheerless drear miserable acclimatized coarsened used melancholic hard-faced dejected saturnine ugly unplacatable iron-handed unmollifiable inescapable unpacifiable crushing overwhelming puritanical level stationary cutting do or die dug in hold the fort sticking to one's guns hold your ground standing one's ground hold the line rainy freezing even pounding unabated brick-wall fit feisty inaccessible acclimatised steeled contemptuous irreverent unashamed unsubmissive impious prepared uneven dangerous desolate anti-democratic caustic durable permanent ineluctable biased snowy wet drizzly damp doughty grumpy sinister cross unpersuadable grasping ragged peremptory lasting equable allotted prearranged untamed fiery immobile necessary compulsory preconceived over the top blank scowling uncouth grating unruly decreed prescribed expressionless tough as old boots self-assertive red-blooded high-powered self-confident water-resistant waterproof dispiriting worrying stressful backbreaking depressive distressing exigent confining headache disheartening troublesome hefty troubling superincumbent taxing well grounded calm long-standing long-lived stabile staying put deadpan godforsaken irregular rabid unrestrained planned loutish crude uncultured vitriolic splenetic glowering crusty grouchy usurious bloodsucking broken impetuous delirious convulsive frightening baleful unblinking adverse shrewd practical realistic quantified earthy mean business annoying irritating acerbic lumpy bad-tempered rough going raving enraged incessive undomesticated unmodifiable stipulated still stated scraggy down-to-earth vulgar blunt impolite galling shingly rock-strewn conclusive known limited no going back hell bent on frantic infuriated angry crazed mad horrible unenthusiastic standoffish roughened predatory ill-tempered boorish discourteous ill-bred acerb tigerish venomous biffo animalistic primitive aggers in the bag not subject to change Rhadamanthine ultimate distinct protected immune to unaffected by repellent of impervious to immune unsusceptible to invulnerable to like death and taxes compacted packed hard-handed compact iron concentrated consolidated compressed boot-faced ribald oafish lewd obscene uncultivated indecent profane offensive indecorous bluff ill-mannered unmannerly spiky argumentative osseous skeletal anatomical unfinished tumultuous grabby blood-sucking money-grubbing categorical bearish roughcast gross vulgarian bawdy cyclonic acute gusty cold as ice bad-mannered untutored determining chapped boulder-strewn mountainous torrid volatile blistering thundery thunderous howling hellacious tasteless lowbrow lowbred improper foul-mouthed artless unceremonious common loud hard to take extortionate corrupt coarse-grained explosive typhonic blustering almighty frenzied intensive devastating swirling dreadful choppy destructive roughneck incult unladylike ungentlemanly raffish imperviable to proof against rubbing the wrong way restless gravelly roaring exquisite ghastly stormful bouldered stonelike rockbound lithic storming lapidarian chaotic heavy-duty volcanic petrous assertive true whole-hearted emphatic staunch committed dominant in earnest purposeful unmalleable prevailing unshaken going bent hell-bent on bent on bent upon hang tough through-and-through stand pat do-or-die hell-bent upon

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