Đồng nghĩa của intimidating

Alternative for intimidating

intimidates, intimidated, intimidating

Đồng nghĩa: browbeat, bully, cow, frighten, harass, menace, terrorize, threaten,

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Causing fear or terror
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 browbeating 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 demoralizing off-putting discouraging upsetting unsettling scaring hairy dispiriting grim disheartening foreboding demoralising awe-inspiring depressing disconcerting 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 unfriendly gruesome 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 unpromising evil-looking exacting fazing courageous brave overpowering hair-curling cliff-hanging suspenseful extraordinary dour hard fierce rugged rebarbative causing excitement at hand odious life-threatening perilous negative stark jarring thunderous suggestive of evil untoward 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

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Having a harsh or menacing demeanor or nature
stern grim forbidding dour severe steely fierce flinty austere gruff ungentle louring stark lowering rough rugged harsh serious unsmiling somber stony sombre grave unfriendly frowning menacing ferocious cold sullen stiff threatening morose aloof disapproving fiery hard sour solemn glowering surly glum vicious sober icy frosty frigid frightening sulky angry mean-looking strict fearsome unrestrained moody pitiless savage callous fiendish frightful cutthroat beastly gloomy horrible hellish bestial unfeeling brooding venomous fell distant furious strait-laced unsympathetic aggressive crabbed bitter scowling stringent earnest grim-faced truculent bleak grumpy enraged cantankerous inhospitable hostile cheerless crabby boot-faced dark no-nonsense dismal dreary uncommunicative poker-faced overbearing unpleasant wicked tight-lipped aggrieved indignant foreboding ominous temperamental aggravated melancholic hard-faced dejected ugly saturnine formal rigorous humourless humorless reserved implacable unrelenting unemotional chilly stuffy exacting inflexible uninviting joyless uncharitable rigid tough unforgiving authoritarian unyielding unbending illiberal unapproachable formidable remote solid ramrod churlish cast-iron unappeasable mortified critical mean obdurate astringent inexorable sinister cross hard-nosed hard-boiled heavy-handed resolute gray splenetic grouchy grey crusty wild violent bad-tempered barbaric cruel dangerous ill-tempered murderous brutal untamed feral unruly rabid brute bloodthirsty merciless malevolent ruthless unmerciful malignant terrible barbarous convulsive impetuous brutish raging heartless baleful delirious monstrous incessive remorseless raving inhumane sadistic uncontrollable inhuman undomesticated fearful frantic rapacious infuriated crazed mad butcherly animalistic primitive tigerish biffo aggers leaden clouded darkening overcast cloudy black sunless heavy promising rain weighty sedate subdued staid hard-hearted deadpan sage dignified sobersided cold-hearted strictly business cold sober quiet thoughtful stony-faced po-faced ponderous muted long-faced sad stone-faced uncomic insensitive insensate thick-skinned stonyhearted stoney stony-hearted unpitying affectless unsparing slash-and-burn compassionless desensitized take-no-prisoners ironhearted indurate soulless cold-blooded case-hardened pachydermatous unkind hardhearted uncompassionate uncompromising marble-hearted with a heart of stone avaricious unregenerate greedy hardened unrepenting bloody sanguinary intolerant desensitised indefatigable vindictive uncontrite hard-bitten tyrannical

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Causing dismay, horror, or revulsion
appalling horrible terrible awful horrifying shocking dreadful horrific ghastly hideous frightful horrendous atrocious dire harrowing nightmarish abominable alarming frightening grim grisly gruesome monstrous scaring shameful terrifying unspeakable vile abhorrent daunting dismaying fearful horrid outrageous astounding disgusting hateful heinous loathsome odious unnerving abject distressing godawful grewsome lurid macabre nightmare petrifying repellent revolting sickening terrific tremendous unforgivable unpardonable disheartening egregious hellacious nauseating repugnant repulsive bad formidable grody grotesque heavy inexcusable mean upsetting from hell scary forbidding fearsome direful redoubtable spine-chilling hair-raising dread grievous abysmal disturbing serious calamitous lamentable creepy desperate disastrous grave nasty dismal extreme wretched ugly lousy deplorable parlous overwhelming foul tragic unfortunate ominous unsettling wicked eerie beastly shuddersome gross evil perturbing sinister spooky bloodcurdling ghoulish traumatic execrable insufferable dreaded severe rotten vicious menacing unwelcome excessive inconvenient punk dangerous terribly bad very bad threatening bone-chilling baleful unearthly strange morbid sublime gnarly frozen icky scandalous ghostly eery perplexing depressing disgraceful offensive like death warmed up off-putting disquieting catastrophic ruinous obscene pressing woeful cataclysmic critical crucial crying stupefying heartstopping urgent cruel stunning rancid astonishing distasteful obnoxious staggering repellant startling fulsome amazing bewildering noxious noisome agitating nauseous gloomy drastic surprising glaring detestable miserable irretrievable devastating crippling hopeless bodeful portentous chronic exigent oppressing fierce scowling heartbreaking regrettable afflictive

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Harmful, menacing, or vindictive
baleful evil menacing threatening dangerous harmful pernicious deadly malignant noxious sinister malevolent hurtful injurious venomous vindictive wicked antagonistic evil-intentioned forbidding frightening hostile unfriendly acrimonious bitter hate-filled malicious malign nasty ominous adverse bad baneful damaging deleterious detrimental ill intimidatory maleficent minatory mischievous nocuous poisonous prejudicial ruinous virulent vitriolic bodeful louring malefic minacious calamitous spiteful woeful vicious aggressive rancorous mean viperous unkind unsympathetic bellicose pugnacious militant inhospitable wrathful unwelcoming confrontational combative inimical truculent belligerent angry uncongenial alien adversary warlike adversarial disapproving unsociable unreceptive unpleasant unpropitious surly biting antipathetic jaundiced negative contrary ornery dour scrappy catty argumentative hateful cold sour treacherous savage wild feral harsh unsafe grim violent brutal foreboding murderous untamed vile dodgy brutish ill-boding barbaric barbarous foul monstrous desperate depraved uncivilised fierce abandoned uncontrollable abhorrent dark rowdy terrible cruel nefarious serpentine ferocious uncivilized villainous fiendish destructive fatal lethal disastrous unfavourable unfavorable disadvantageous unhealthy wounding toxic corrupting unfortunate vengeful prejudicious mortal unwholesome undesirable nocent devastating pestilential ill-natured cancerous counterproductive pestiferous dire crippling despiteful hazardous catastrophic resentful cataclysmic pestilent noisome suicidal waspish perilous dirty critical deathly undermining environmentally unfriendly corrosive terminal annihilative poison subversive corruptive mephitic fell defamatory corroding splenetic parlous cussed eradicative extirpative bad-natured killer morbid cutting evil-minded acid revengeful risky vital caustic corrupt painful barbed dicey grudging septic ill-disposed incendiary internecine lousy toxicant miasmatic rough cataclysmal wrackful untoward damning fateful destroying horrid death-dealing life-threatening unsound abusive unconducive distressing insalubrious toxiferous troublesome acerbic sharp snide vituperative diseased infective implacable peccant insidious hellish tart lethiferous wreckful slaughterous astringent mortiferous shrewish murder bilious ruining mephitical inexpedient inopportune crushing grievous acrid annihilatory devastative ruthless withering killing offensive irascible sickly costly full of spleen accidentally on purpose bloody pathological moody tainting infectious contaminating backbiting slanderous miasmic precarious aching hurting afflictive artful spleenful squint-eyed counter aspersive full of hate bothersome unrelenting grudge-bearing unforgiving harassing sinful disturbing direful unlucky tough scathy of evil intent embittered jealous mean-spirited awful beastly low gross green-eyed uncool envious petty iniquitous cantankerous reprobate ravaging relentless avenging offended begruding sore insulted dead mortuary untreatable incurable shattering hard jeopardizing grave erosive cutthroat consumptive razor-edged pointed pitiless wreakful out for revenge retaliatory merciless scathing ill-intentioned slaying bloodthirsty homicidal cannibalistic carcinogenic mordant viperish stinging rude immoderate impoverishing extravagant depleting draining exhausting wasteful unnourishing sarcastic severe serious thorny troubling jeopardising jeopardous dripping venom searing innutritious insanitary snarky acerb smart-mouthed trenchant sardonic acidic scornful belittling smart-aleck acidulous smart-alecky scalding pungent satiric satirical full of gall junk tainted unhygienic unhealthful mordacious piercing taunting contaminated spoiled rotten unnutritious cross repulsive spoilt decayed objectionable distasteful disagreeable impure sick gruesome furious annoyed vexed indignant displeased irate irked piqued aggrieved exasperated irritated ghastly grisly galled testy tetchy crabby provoked outraged ghoulish macabre narky glowering ratty grotesque hideous infected dreadful ailing eggy black stroppy enraged shirty sulky bad-tempered horrible death-obsessed ill-tempered perverse disgusting gory brooding warped frightful abnormal unnatural aberrant unusual sickening twisted

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(of a person) Lacking sophistication or refinement
rough unrefined coarse rude uncouth crude loutish uncultured churlish ungracious blunt brusque curt impolite vulgar boorish crass discourteous ill-bred tough uncivil bluff brutal brutish dour foul hard ill-mannered indecent indecorous indelicate lewd oafish obscene offensive profane ribald severe uncultivated unmannerly unpolished austere bawdy bearish dirty fierce filthy forbidding grim gross inconsiderate inelegant roughcast rugged stern stiff vulgarian bad-mannered cruel grievous gruff harsh inhuman louring mean stark steely untutored artless bitter common flinty foul-mouthed hardhanded heavy improper insensible loud lowbred lowbrow onerous oppressive tasteless unceremonious ungentle incult lowering murderous raffish roughneck ungentlemanly unladylike low rough-hewn uncivilized illiberal unsophisticated uncivilised graceless barbaric raw barbarian barbarous primitive savage raunchy philistine tactless clumsy uneducated smutty unseemly wild rustic unmannered blue Neanderthal impure awkward earthy natural abrupt short nasty ignorant surly yobbish thoughtless X-rated disrespectful pornographic sharp heathen suggestive impertinent inept off-color mannerless snippy thuggish offhand salacious inappropriate heathenish snappy crusty Neandertal no-nonsense lascivious sullen cheap gauche unfriendly naughty ungallant gutter saucy tart unprintable off colour trashy locker-room wanton adult undiplomatic fruity cloddish slobbish terse immodest uncalled-for near the knuckle unhandsome ungraceful immoral bungling impudent risqué porny grave stag brash serious indiscreet clodhopping racy ungodly unsmiling vicious base short-spoken blundering maladroit snappish insolent vile brusk brief unsubtle brisk clownish ungainly native gawky downright direct spicy provincial shameless steamy gamy unchivalrous swinish insulting sober wicked stony tacky abusive off unbecoming sombre somber scatological to the point callous untamed scatologic Rabelaisian strict licentious ferocious impatient unsavory lumpish heavy-handed cavalier rigorous unsavoury abrasive illiterate caustic sordid malodorous classless impetuous audacious cold unsuitable in bad taste insensitive broad lumpen simple ordinary disgracious cheeky laconic stringent unrelenting pitiless benighted rash stupid lubberly crabbed hardened crisp disapproving solemn frowning hasty matter-of-fact inexorable untactful fresh unfitting plebby corrupt inapt incorrect outspoken horny carnal unfit untoward voluptuous fleshly aloof devilish stilted plain-spoken perverse incongruous unhappy amiss infelicitous malapropos wrong inapposite unapt frigid icy frosty badly behaved titillating tawdry prurient outlandish loud-mouthed porn porno hard-core plebeian boisterous scurrilous explicit nudge-nudge in poor taste bad-tempered feral unchaste craggy sensual ill-tempered sour stolid roughhewn snippety parochial hooligan short-tempered morose derogatory robust rowdy beastly truculent spartan bestial imprudent breviloquent relentless low-minded dense cantankerous ornery monosyllabic hick countrified undomesticated straightforward burdensome searing trying excruciating unholy disagreeable unbefitting unconscionable nonliterate lippy unpolitic injudicious frank presumptuous sexy erotic rigid uncomfortable uneasy wooden inurbane disgusting lumbering ungenteel gaudy non-literate underbred contumelious malapert undue impolitic unworldly offish undignified fiendish backwoods unenlightened bodily blasphemous unacceptable sickening unfeeling unrestrained rustical unsympathetic glowering menacing saturnine upfront rough-and-tumble randy rank sexual outrageous uninhabited unpleasant lush mean-looking ill-advised out of place unworthy discreditable lustful lecherous low-bred poor uncharitable earnest arousing libidinous flip obdurate astringent strait-laced sleazy peremptory grim-faced out of keeping distasteful skin low-down-and-dirty not afraid to call a spade a spade soft-core unlovely low-down salty overbearing unclean hard-nosed corporeal close to the bone straight from the shoulder like a bull in a china shop out-of-line in a state of nature undecorous socially unsure shocking near the bone socially inept lacking in social graces socially awkward unfashionable basic unfinished roisterous rollicking obnoxious obtuse unlettered lowdown and dirty vernacular low-born ferine fell homespun agrestic clipped misbehaved baseborn general ill-behaved succinct concise testy large subhuman troglodytic unscrupulous pithy grumpy sketchy Philistine pointed rough and ready nescient ungentlemanlike doltish bullying bourgeois merciless trailer-park backward immature improprietous gloomy dismal shoddy jungli revolting hoonish irascible undeveloped gritty ill-suited unsuited dreary decisive ill-natured uncontrolled ocker unpoised materialist unread commercial unwise inadvisable sooty formal petulant common as muck tight-lipped vigorous hard-skinned rough-skinned tough-skinned uncommunicative poker-faced aboriginal crotchety crabby grouchy taciturn exploitative corrupting beyond the pale nauseating pert brassy businesslike bald bumbling off-colour mature disparaging unthinking unperceptive tetchy cross bizarre fast libertine evil-minded orgiastic incontinent reserved juicy arrogant ridiculous foulmouthed gawkish dorky blunderous undexterous klutzy stumbling blockish uncoordinated inartistic anti-intellectual unwholesome colloquial derisive bad degrading unsettling affronting vilifying vituperative unutterable chilly stuffy unemotional rogue careless irritable moody cocky untimely lacking in propriety unfair unworthy of uncomely unseasonable butterfingered dozy gruesome sick gangling clunky purple low-down and dirty off-colored out of line sly scabrous gamey rascally uncomplimentary distant exacting inflexible ill-humoured hillbilly smart-alecky mouthy smart alecky brazen precipitate dusty insubordinate inaffable disdainful inexpert unskilful uninformed unconventional unjust unrighteous unequitable reprehensible unrightful wrongful melancholic bleak hard-faced dejected glum ugly sulky unforgiving authoritarian unyielding unbending forthright candid open hearty flashy garish intrusive yokelish bounderish concupiscent angry ill-humored drastic pulling no punches remote solid ramrod unequivocal flash showy ostentatious good-natured genial approachable debased not mincing one's words speaking one's mind calling a spade a spade not beating about the bush extreme in the gutter ape-like lusty meretricious naff tatty friendly hard-boiled all thumbs with two left feet godless immoderate punishing punitive inordinate crippling kitsch blustering barefaced cheery honest sincere taboo threatening unbroken ornate useless hideous pretentious foolish unsightly unclassy trivial artificial makeshift fiery disreputable exorbitant swingeing towering excessive unmerciful strong overweening intolerable steep draconian sinful depraved irreligious impious profligate repulsive cheap and nasty ignoble questionable speaking as one finds scandalous malicious rakish calloused fearsome physical animal odious hardheaded overextravagant extravagant headstrong insane plethoric baroque intractable overmuch overdue frightful frightening irreverent atheistic colourful cutthroat grimy mucky grubby wilding hellish horrible uncompromising colorful unvirtuous epicurean venomous intense great implacable pagan sacrilegious non-theistic shameful ruffian humourless sedate humorless staid repressive sobersided demonic evil iniquitous weighty uncomic free sybaritic luscious sensuous hedonistic luxurious untouched infernal satanic diabolical out of the way overrun overgrown rampant agrarian appetitive Dionysiac unspiritual voluptuary escaped neglected luxuriant indigenous deserted desert waste desolate po-faced malevolent unhallowed moving stirring exciting hedonic stimulating delightful physically gratifying pleasing animalistic hot tactile sensory sharpened debauched dissolute degenerate loose reprobate dissipated unprincipled dishonourable abandoned dishonorable perverted lubricious promiscuous villainous nefarious decadent unethical provocative goatish shady dishonest demoralized despicable passionate demoralised criminal contemptible atrocious profaned desecrated unblushing disgraceful degraded lubricous satyric hypersexual itchy warped lickerish intemperate uncleanly abominable detestable ignominious Fescennine defiled appalling jackleg rakehell rakehelly devious infamous bold deplorable forward monstrous amoral scurvy abhorrent not pure crooked tempting heinous miscreant rotten seductive embarrassing Cyprian flagrant ruttish flirtatious unspeakable tainted execrable wretched illicit unlawful pervy opprobrious uninhibited fallen loathsome kinky contaminated abject sexually explicit underhand wayward dark morally wrong inviting egregious flagitious of easy virtue tantalizing alluring not cricket low-life unabashed unashamed amorous hankering sullied itching desirous ithyphallic tarty blatant unembarrassed unhealthy vitiated shabby whorish underhanded sneaking sexually arousing sexually exciting remorseless blameworthy lurid deceitful corrupted illegal maleficent undisguised lowlife dangerous page-three dirty-minded incorrigible black louche tantalising swinging unconstrained hurtful dreadful dastardly hateful heartless inexcusable felonious unforgivable indictable lawless sneaky deceptive drunken overbold terrible scummy censurable easy worthless awful slimy noxious fast and loose bent in the fast lane no-good revealing risque libellous libelous fleshy entertaining lively barro profanatory barnyard callow daring slippery fractious full-frontal grody freethinking uncontrollable morally bereft sizzling scungy XXX depraving delinquent lawbreaking uncurbed grown up despisable snide paltry currish hot and heavy perverting culpable under-the-table condemnable lax relaxed unruly unmoral disorderly ardent objectionable lame lousy meanspirited against the law amatory sexually suggestive violent aphrodisiac annoying irritating vitriolic blamable base-minded groveling aphrodisiacal farmyard demoralizing subversive slipshod scabby malignant ratty cruddy disdainable displeasing craving sadistic pejorative denigratory invective deprecatory deviant hircine hot-blooded grovelling inglorious riotous sorry undesirable cold-blooded ruthless wounding exasperating indulgent flagitous twisted demoralising erring bloodthirsty bloody galling personal vexing provoking slighting exceptionable humiliating vituperatory scurrile scurril groundless sicko unnatural unrespectable knavish indefensible notorious shy diabolic guilty good-for-naught no-count meritless good-for-nothing no-account brute homicidal inhumane butcherly illegitimate roguish deteriorated violated deleterious injurious damaging contemptuous slinky baneful harmful pernicious mischievous malfeasant scoundrelly stinking prejudicial nocuous adverse baleful fast-living detrimental peccable ill sanguinary offending vituperous defiant black-hearted bad news self-indulgent pleasure-seeking high living upsetting faulty putrid come-hither piquant coquettish brazen-faced night owl lacking restraint gone bad gone to the dogs rancid repellant repellent horrendous fulsome horrifying horrid repugnant insupportable noisome nauseous forbidden fraudulent unpardonable desecrating pushy voyeuristic prohibited proscribed overt desperate red hot backbiting untrue crying highly improper maligning traducing detractive gossiping detracting longing beguiling enchanting intoxicating heady intriguing enticing encouraging bewitching interesting Machiavellian dodgy arch wise bold-faced sassy nervy cocksure brassbound interdicted banned ineffable censored impenitent arrant unconcealed unrepentant transparent violating irreverential infidel heretical saturnalian indescribable hotshot spunky gutsy bald-faced as bold as brass inopportune inexpedient without shame high-handed frowned on disapproved of out of bounds off limits inapplicable unwarranted discordant inharmonious unmentionable impermissible restricted off-limits irregular discrepant erroneous inadmissible not to be spoken of no go inaccurate abnormal preposterous ludicrous odd false ill-timed out-of-place out-of-season off-base at odds bad form that dare not speak its name

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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
demanding challenging difficult exacting hard taxing arduous tough testing wearing formidable gruelling onerous painstaking bruising burdensome daunting debilitating exhausting harsh ponderous rigorous stressful toilsome tortuous torturous uphill agonising agonizing excruciating fatiguing grueling laborious tedious tiresome tiring unforgiving backbreaking brutal cumbersome draining effortful forbidding galling grievous grinding harrowing heavy hellacious hellish herculean intolerable killer moiling murderous operose oppressive persnickety punishing rough rugged severe stiff strenuous stringent sweaty tall toilful troublesome trying unbearable wearisome wearying bothersome crushing distressful distressing exigent fierce gargantuan grim hairy jarring knackering painful pressing sapping solemn thorny unpleasant unyielding upstream vigorous weighty ambitious backbreaker depleting imperious killing shattering tricky unsparing back-breaking Herculean Augean energy-consuming time-consuming pick-and-shovel unremitting immense intense mighty titanic colossal gigantic staggering extreme really hard very hard thoroughgoing immoderate hefty major insufferable laboured ominous labored worksome problematic prohibitive merciless not easy hard-won no picnic ferocious savage tough going easier said than done vicious cruel difficile unnerving dicey awful problem hazardous nerve-racking high-impact slavish sticky torturesome unendurable tormenting drudgy serious marathon like getting blood out of a stone uncomfortable troubling almighty impossible scabrous uphill battle crippling high-pressure discomforting irksome enervating vexatious worrying relentless exasperating traumatic worrisome vexing mean awkward disturbing frustrating inconvenient enervative upsetting wicked unreasonable aggravating hectic maddening pressured fraught strict terrible annoying inhuman superincumbent disagreeable pesky bitter hardhanded searing excessive pestilent irritating austere bad nagging monumental weary infuriating bold niggling nasty murder energetic impressive knotty aggressive plaguy pestiferous pestilential punitive troublous rowdy carking prostrating exorbitant embittering hostile grave tense grandiose steep daring perturbing anxious unfair Sisyphean drastic draconian dreadful harassing unsettling extravagant lofty rankling concerning intractable ungovernable objectionable drudging repressive infernal irking agitating busy domineering elaborate inexorable despotic headache abrasive riling very difficult overwhelming ugly boring unmanageable wretched chafing nettling nettlesome peeving incommodious confounded undisciplined disorderly unjust recalcitrant large-scale wayward discouraging puzzling unruly rebarbative cussed pesty plaguey a stinker of a anxiety-ridden physical powerful stretching huge prodigious searching responsible withering racking chastening massive unrelaxing strained uncharitable unkind fiendishly difficult tremendously difficult very challenging unrelenting overtaxing overpowering plodding spartan mammoth careful hypercritical thorough precise critical nit-picking a nuisance dour protracted lengthy hardworking tight an imposition large order heavy sledding dogged overburdening high forceful heroic courageous slow by the book grating provoking displeasing no piece of cake shocking repugnant exerting swingeing sky-high inflated extortionate enraging lamentable deplorable unwelcome antagonizing harrying afflicting disappointing ghastly foul horrible rotten horrid vile audacious iniquitous inordinate outrageous teasing festering antipathetic appalling atrocious frightful horrendous abominable tyrannical industrious unsatisfying unattractive antagonising dictatorial unrealistic grand intrepid autocratic offensive enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall undemocratic grotty pretentious visionary frantic chaotic improbable ballsy brash idealistic unfeasible insupportable perverse complex complicated tyrannous fanciful unreal magnificent active eventful frenzied frenetic lively authoritarian iron-fisted lousy beastly improper unlikely overbearing pitiless ruthless coercive anti-democratic disquieting discomposing mystifying high-handed overweening peremptory from hell unacceptable egregious importunate turbulent restless far-fetched disheartening gloomy sombre dispiriting ironhanded rough going dismal depressive bleak heavy-handed somber depressing confining difficult to achieve infestive dangerous alarming damaging messy flustering animated madhouse tireless full tumultuous riotous furious bustling wild problematical bewildering intricate incomprehensible convoluted perplexing baffling confounding beyond bearing not to be borne full on spirited action-packed bumpy raucous a bummer of a disobedient rebellious dysfunctional defiant delinquent socially impaired belligerent willful self-willed naughty badly behaved uncooperative impudent erratic errant hot-tempered disturbed disruptive badly-behaved misbehaving whiny roguish sullen cantankerous undisciplinable loudmouthed contumacious ill-behaved bellicose incorrigible insolent maladjusted rude confrontational combative argumentative malicious ill-disciplined mischievous truculent pugnacious unrestrainable uncontrollable stubborn scrappy uncompliant rascally insubordinate uncontainable peevish devilish petulant indocile

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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 browbeating bullying caustic cowing cussed deadly destructive ferocious fractious frightening harsh hateful insolent 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 prejudicious counterproductive spleenful squint-eyed stabbing razor-edged smouldering 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

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Present participle for to deter or cause to feel fear, especially by threats of violence
threatening bullying pressuring scaring terrifying browbeating frightening harassing menacing cowing daunting domineering hounding pressurising pressurizing subduing terrorising terrorizing harrying oppressing persecuting tyrannising tyrannizing bulldozing coercing hectoring railroading dragooning forcing obliging unnerving awing aweing buffaloing bullyragging compelling overawing riding ruffling tormenting affrighting badgering blackjacking blustering bogarting constraining enforcing spooking steamrollering appalling bludgeoning plaguing leaning on strong-arming mau-mauing pushing about pushing around picking on scaring off twisting someone's arm using strong-arm tactics on scaring the bejesus out of alarming dismaying horrifying discouraging disconcerting shocking disheartening bothering petrifying startling deterring worrying upsetting panicking agitating disturbing victimizing distressing demoralizing troubling frighting fazing scarifying shaking victimising rattling chillin chilling abashing perturbing alaruming demoralising annoying pestering flustering putting off scaring to death disquieting throwing psyching out unsettling irritating striking terror into discomfiting nagging baiting hassling vexing bugging molesting scaring stiff abusing confusing putting the wind up unmanning making nervous throwing into a panic teasing riding roughshod over confounding discomposing making your hair stand on end getting to astounding perplexing depressing irking bossing about bossing around filling with fear mistreating shaking up dispiriting putting the fear of God into scaring someone out of their wits scaring the pants off eating scaring the living daylights out of throwing into a blue funk throwing off balance subjugating exploiting giving a hard time nonplussing jolting overwhelming frustrating overbearing fleecing blackmailing outraging heckling bedevilling devilling deviling bedeviling inhibiting exasperating unhinging discomforting scaring witless needling repelling stunning bleeding attacking flooring taking aback consternating giving someone goose pimples stupefying walking heavy scaring away frightening to death putting someone off their stroke dissuading preying on taking advantage of curdling the blood frightening the living daylights out of making one's flesh creep making your blood run cold giving one the creeps maltreating making it hot for someone making things hot for someone cheating swindling kicking around warning embarrassing impressing bewildering goading dejecting cautioning making anxious pushing dominating chivvying disgusting nettling amazing dogging weakening sickening aggrieving despotizing stiffing showboating scandalizing brutalising brutalizing niggling discountenancing peeving mystifying misusing riling aggravating enervating enfeebling giving someone the heebie-jeebies flummoxing issuing threats to narking chafing grating frosting getting rasping itching galling spiting griping piquing making teeth chatter freezing your blood putting heat on making someone jump out of their skin getting the wind up chilling to the bone making blood run cold scaring the life out of scaring the hell out of frightening the life out of frightening someone out of their wits discombobulating trying weighing surprising filling with terror scandalising enthralling putting out making someone shake in their shoes sending into a cold sweat throwing into a fright hunting burning up pursuing hacking off provoking turning on the heat making one's blood run cold ill-treating frightening out of your wits ill-using putting into a flap throwing into a tizz extorting rattling one's cage working on scaring the pants off of causing someone to lose their composure walking all over driving up the wall hogging treading on trampling on staring down putting off balance outstaring outfacing kicking about standing up to barbarizing vandalizing frightening off emasculating putting someone off insulting disempowering pushing someone around giving someone hell mortifying throwing into panic swaggering striking terror in castigating freezing paralyzing paralysing with fear paralysing antagonizing taunting chivying angering inspiring panic in antagonising chilling off flurrying chilling someone to the marrow moving vandalising puzzling hindering putting the frighteners on dumbfounding scaring someone half to death putting the wind up someone stirring making your flesh creep striking fear into knocking for a loop grossing out muddling jarring traumatizing pressing lording it over twisting somebody's arm astonishing affecting revolting making one's teeth chatter making someone jump out of his skin scaring the living daylights out of someone brainwashing prodding hustling miffing disarming traumatising unstringing manhandling influencing persuading putting through the wringer putting the chill on making worried blinding someone with something overpowering furbelowing exciting wearing frilling disrupting winding up getting across stumping fretting throwing into tizzy fuddling abrading taking someone's breath away hoodwinking tricking bringing pressure to bear on striking flabbergasting grandstanding hotdogging dazzling knocking props out throwing a curve making waves torturing mishandling harrowing stressing talking out of undermining distracting uncalming sapping offending nauseating making uneasy jeoparding imperilling endangering periling adventuring jeopardizing venturing risking compromising imperiling hazarding blowing away knocking socks off crushing putting pressure on using pressure on prevailing on acting on destabilizing unbalancing baffling distressing greatly bowling over throwing off setting back press-ganging putting the squeeze on putting under an obligation fast-talking putting the screws on riding roughshod catching conning dashing disappointing mithering stressing out beleaguering giving a turn carping casting down fulminating admonishing growling snarling forewarning scowling comminating straining giving a bad time breathing down someone's neck despoiling paining burning driving round the bend macerating foraying gnawing giving someone grief driving round the twist keeping on at jerking around noodging destabilising blinding putting down treating harshly gambling with looming impending portending lowering jeopardising making downhearted making despondent scolding criticizing playing the heavy with messing over prostrating repressing disparaging dampening deprecating afflicting drooping chiding manipulating flexing muscles making threats to threatening to harm making threats against threatening to kill looking daggers making threat wringing uttering threats to whipping around berating picking at caviling cavilling fussing beating down causing to lose heart squeezing seizing depredating burdening loading preoccupying living on devouring raiding plundering killing feeding on consuming living off taxing haunting pulling the rug from under putting a damper on breaking one's heart enslaving pecking at criticising henpecking shaking fist at pulling the rug out from under making afraid making jump making fearful giving someone a fright making someone's hair stand on end giving someone a turn wronging crucifying beating exiling injuring expelling living off the backs of taking for a ride playing on stepping on ripping off putting one over on walking over sucking dry withholding rights from treating unfairly imposing on finding fault scaring hell out of singling out sticking the knife into getting the knife into scaring the daylights out of making one's hair stand on end undoing concerning frazzling ailing distempering derailing hagriding freaking out weirding out exercising staggering knocking for six dazing knocking sideways rocking stopping someone in their tracks setting someone back on their heels catching off balance taking by surprise stirring up knocking out saddening chagrining displeasing knocking the stuffing out of thunderstriking striking dumb working up addling disarranging surprizing dumfounding leaving aghast leaving open-mouthed disorienting disordering befuddling graveling gravelling hurting grieving damping pothering crazing indisposing boggling putting out of countenance boggling the mind putting someone off their stride making someone scratch their head throwing into a tizzy throwing cold water on causing to be at a stand pouring cold water on bemusing hurrying bustling making uncomfortable bamboozling disorganizing jumbling discommoding debilitating wounding turning flipping rousing humiliating bringing low desolating deranging making dejected disinclining fouling up agonizing arousing making fretful screwing up egging on mixing up turning on electrifying agonising gnawing at weighing down rendering speechless getting at ticking off knocking over making a scene pushing buttons hurting somebody's feelings blowing one's mind taking your breath away giving someone the blues knocking over with feather heating putting on edge inciting inflaming shaming incommoding thwarting dizzying scaring silly infuriating freaking unquieting disillusioning clouding stimulating disorientating galvanizing making restless disarraying dementing rummaging downing displacing disenchanting disgruntling affronting maddening sending into a spin stampeding messing with one's head interfering tiring complicating intruding galvanising despairing worsting snafuing letting down fermenting souring dissatisfying embittering causing disquiet to eating away at balking catching somebody unawares catching somebody off balance getting in the way examining ventilating throwing into confusion making self-conscious besetting baulking lousing up filling with consternation messing up mucking up causing anxiety to racking casting a shadow throwing into uproar throwing into disorder rubbing the wrong way causing offense throwing a curveball springing something on anguishing cursing inconveniencing throwing into disarray making crestfallen making dispirited humbling working someone up bugging up making flip upsetting apple cart posing foxing filling with panic discording jangling disharmonizing disaccording driving crazy making discontented driving mad putting off his or her stride taking the wind out of someone's sails overcoming mazing strapping tantalising martyring pricking breaking tantalizing nit-picking numbing devastating springing on muddying fogging wildering befogging setting someone thinking 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 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 throwing a pall over causing anxiety rocking the boat crippling unglueing deflating unzipping ungluing knocking the stuffing out of someone getting on someone's wick taking apart blowing up sending up blowing out taking steam out fluttering quickening

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Present participle for to rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
domineering dominating tyrannising tyrannizing bullying browbeating oppressing hectoring pressurising pressurizing bulldozing ruling subjugating persecuting terrorising terrorizing threatening menacing bossing overbearing railroading prevailing predominating preponderating reigning blustering squeezing swaggering bending henpecking bossing around bossing about strong-arming riding roughshod over pushing around ordering about ordering around leaning on pushing about dictating to giving orders to lording it over trampling on walking all over ruling the roost calling the shots kicking around running the show using strong-arm tactics on keeping under thumb running things putting the screws on being in the saddle ruling with an iron hand leading by the nose pushing the buttons throwing weight around ruling with a rod of iron bending to one's will crushing dictating mastering subjecting repressing overpowering keeping down holding down domineering over abusing coercing tormenting maltreating suppressing victimizing overcoming wronging enslaving tyrannizing over trampling victimising controlling governing directing treating harshly grinding down commanding influencing trampling underfoot hegemonizing ruling despotically bringing someone to their knees having someone under your thumb treating brutally leading vanquishing subduing conquering overshadowing eclipsing subordinating swaying pacifying outshining overruling heading monopolizing monopolising running handling presiding over taking over heading up exercising control over prevailing over having ascendancy over keeping under your thumb having upper hand sitting on top of ruling the roost in wearing the trousers holding sway over having the upper hand in having mastery over playing first fiddle calling the tune having the upper hand over having one's way laying down the law having the whip hand over

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Present participle for to demand earnestly or pressingly
pushing pressing pressuring pressurising pressurizing urging encouraging influencing persuading advising compelling imploring admonishing driving hustling obliging promoting begging bothering hounding inciting spurring advocating constraining expediting harassing badgering browbeating bullying forcing pestering beseeching inducing inspanning prodding soliciting hassling motivating nagging recommending harrying inspiring making obligating prompting railroading adjuring coercing dragooning goading nudging propelling entreating exhorting impelling insisting steamrolling keying up speeding up trying to persuade pushing around putting the screws to strong-arming press-ganging putting up to railroading into dragooning into pouring it on prevailing on insisting on pushing for steamrollering into bulldozing into turning on appealing to firing up selling on egging on exerting influence on using pressure on going to town on putting the heat on bearing down on browbeating into putting pressure on putting the screws on using strong-arm tactics on bulldozing bludgeoning squeezing blackjacking brainwashing impressing fast-talking leaning on muscling sandbagging putting the squeeze on threatening tyrannizing bringing pressure to bear on steamrollering tyrannising twisting someone's arm ramrodding bouncing acting on working on cowing putting under an obligation hectoring menacing turning on the heat breathing down someone's neck tightening the screws on turning the screws on compressing squashing condensing constricting domineering politicking selling coming at working over twisting arm putting the frighteners on leaning cajoling requiring suppressing repressing restricting shotgunning concussing hindering besetting terrorizing terrorising commanding causing high pressuring twisting one's arm having having someone do something tightening the screw on ordering prevailing upon blackmailing turning the screw on effecting demanding imposing on forcing somebody's hand putting the arm on making an offer they can't refuse twisting somebody's arm provoking stirring instigating whipping triggering siccing sounding roweling rowelling moving stimulating rousing inflaming exciting stinging challenging pricking needling lashing rousting working up titillating fomenting

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Present participle for to convince or manipulate
influencing convincing manipulating persuading inveigling tempting urging beguiling brainwashing bribing coaxing coercing controlling directing exploiting finagling jockeying playing steering swaying compelling counselling counseling dragooning enticing impelling luring working leaning on pressurising pressurizing working upon browbeating cajoling inciting inclining inducing prejudicing prevailing upon pulling strings with talking round twisting someone's arm bringing round coloring colouring suborning turning bringing pressure to bear on bringing pressure to bear upon carrying weight with cutting any ice with making yourself felt with touching corrupting affecting squaring buying fixing paying off nobbling buying off winning over getting at greasing palm swinging rewarding having getting to perverting instigating soaping buying back doing business rigging giving someone a backhander oiling the palm of sweetening the pot giving an inducement to seducing sugaring approaching giving someone a sweetener keeping someone sweet lubricating tipping taking care of influencing by gifts making a deal forcing tampering prompting encouraging moving making pressing motivating leading prodding getting exhorting stimulating inspiring actuating pressuring provoking goading prevailing on spurring pushing disposing triggering bringing converting egging on firing up talking into 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 talking someone into selling one on predisposing biasing biassing conditioning adapting squeezing steamrolling bulldozing starting determining inflaming initiating piquing driving on stinging kick-starting coaxing into making willing wheedling into drawing in cajoling into fomenting bringing about setting off kindling soft-soaping exerting influence on sweet-talking sucking in putting someone up to something twisting one's arm prodding into 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 impacting uplifting empowering emboldening exhilarating heartening galvanizing animating vitalizing selling necessitating incentifying helping striking envigorating galvanising energising refreshing reasoning calling on pushing for putting pressure on insisting on railroading into trying to persuade using pressure on bulldozing into psyching up appealing to proselytizing enlisting propagandizing proselytising propagandising proselyting pumping up suggesting to wheedling someone into boosting up hinting to pepping up cheering on pressurizing someone into pressing someone into working over pressuring someone into causing to believe leading to do getting round pleading with converting to reasoning someone into turning on to leading to believe bringing to senses wearing down prodding someone into winning argument gaining confidence of proving to

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