Đồng nghĩa của piercing

Alternative for piercing

Đồng nghĩa: acute, cutting, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, lancinate, lancinating, penetrating, penetrative, sharp, shrill, stabbing,

pierces, pierced, piercing

Đồng nghĩa: bore, penetrate, perforate, puncture, stab,

Adjective

Having or showing shrewdness or keen intelligence
perceptive searching probing alert keen penetrating sharp shrewd aware bright discerning observant penetrative inquisitive intent perspicacious quick-witted acute astute clever quick intelligent discriminating insightful subtle incisive smart canny sensitive brilliant percipient savvy ingenious judicious sharp-witted intuitive wise sagacious critical profound brainy fine sapient knowing nimble argute rapier-like whip-smart clear knowledgeable on the ball gnostic prudent quick off the mark sage erudite rational genius ready razor-sharp clear-sighted finely honed deep pawky heads-up agile long-headed inquiring enquiring exquisite enlightened good fast supersmart quick on the uptake responsive ultrasmart delicate sophisticated exceptional accurate sharpened hyperintelligent thoughtful hardheaded clear-eyed heady hard-boiled insighted foxy adroit sharp as a tack investigative trenchant streetwise suss pointed thorough exploratory not born yesterday refined cultivated tasteful politic cultured knife-like razor-edged active cunning artful selective crafty media-savvy wily calculating sly questioning powerful strong awake understanding conscious discreet sophic steely examining intense curious researching analytical interested wise to tuned in precise heightened apt knows what's what ear to the ground keen-witted finely tuned nimble-witted cute acuminous well-developed well-honed exact resourceful witty not missing a trick having smarts nobody's fool quick on the trigger knowing how many beans make five smart as a tack with all one's wits about one explorative analytic investigational quizzical minute whiz einstein fact-finding in-depth razor-like razor sharp

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Very loud or having a high volume
resounding booming loud sonorous thunderous deafening ringing thundering blaring clamorous roaring clangorous blasting stentorian earsplitting plangent slam-bang noisy strident reverberating resonant powerful reverberant ear-splitting ear-piercing echoing deep full tumultuous carrying rich cacophonous raucous very loud vibrant strong reverberative deep-toned ear-popping rowdy rambunctious intense rotund pulsating throbbing orotund heightened intensified pulsing sonorant consonant electrifying enhanced mellow vociferous harsh uproarious dinning crashing fortissimo lusty riotous forceful boisterous beating profound thrilling round golden obstreperous clear stentorious reverberatory ear-shattering turned up rackety head-splitting clattery rumbling disorderly emphatic forte screaming strepitous blatant overpowering clearly audible full-throated tremendous almighty thundery loud-voiced baritone canorous shrieking pleasant pure trumpeting shrill resonating sounding penetrating rolling bellowing full-toned bass brassy clattering discordant throaty mournful harmonious lively oscillating melodious fruity palpitating big fulminating heavy turbulent blustering vehement pealing full-mouthed high-sounding mighty extremely noisy overwhelming loudmouth raspy jumping blusterous plummy low robust aquiver plaintive full-bodied full-voiced melancholy distinct raising Cain at full volume raising the roof wakes the dead unwavering sharp clarion audible bell-like as clear as a bell insistent vocal demanding vigorous outspoken frank forthright plain-spoken direct open candid uninhibited shouting enthusiastic voluble vociferant importunate zealous blunt free-spoken expressive articulate keen eloquent clamorsome facile fluent free plainspoken smooth-spoken glib venting fiery urgent clamant fervent impassioned earnest eager loudmouthed angry fervid inflamed heated loud-mouthed yowling yawping yauping squawking ranting vociferating caterwauling fierce rabid distracting

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(of a sound) Extremely high or loud
loud penetrating ear-splitting high-pitched sharp shattering shrill air-rending ear-piercing strident intrusive screechy squawky strong discordant high stentorious thin treble screeching harsh piping acute squeaky raucous shrieky grating soprano jarring shrieking squawking rasping cacophonous whistling squeaking noisy dissonant rough blaring hoarse blatant gruff penetrant permeating stridulous unmelodious stridulant scratchy earsplitting unmusical clamorous rank rancid putrid malodorous reeking smelly husky falsetto croaky shrilly clarion brassy pervasive croaking unharmonious raspy deafening tumultuous boisterous infiltratory penetrative stertorous gravelly stridulatory throaty high-frequency gravel rusty coarse inharmonious guttural jangling metallic grinding vociferous vociferant obstreperous riotous forceful clashing growling caterwauling growly soaring clear thunderous booming head-splitting vibrant pellucid stentorian argute clanging clangorous fluting bright tinny carrying maddening cracked irritating annoying vexatious thick ragged scratching croupy breathy indistinct dry whispering uneven baying persuasive vocal creaking tuneless astringent jangly fierce rabid rugged ferocious out-of-tune out-of-key off-key yowling yawping yauping clamant vociferating explosive convulsive furious paroxysmal turbulent volcanic blustering stridulent forcible buffeting infiltrating crisp clearly audible pointed all-pervading entering forcing puncturing clear-cut ingoing edged going through passing through scurrilous screaming loudmouthed vulgar crying obtrusive absonant atonal braying unmelodic deep unvocal unpleasant low horrisonant wild inappropriate unsuitable disagreeable disharmonious inharmonic out of place ringing incongruous tempestuous offensive hard violent displeasing irksome incompatible rough-sounding raging choppy agitated grotesque unaesthetic creaky flat plinky jingling jingly stormy blustery squally jagged roily sour disharmonic harsh-sounding craggy roiled inclement dirty heavy ugly brittle monotone monotonous droning gular jugular inarticulate glottal sepulchral rowdy cacophonic immusical ill-sounding clinking bell-like resounding resonant rocky infuriating snarling abrasive lively lacking harmony at variance at odds uncongenial out of keeping tickly acrid glaring unrelenting rigid severe uncomfortable bitter disturbing disagreeing bleak asperous grim unlevel exasperating rankling galling reedy tough harsh sounding niggling tiresome aggravating troublesome out of tune knockabout insensitive vexing ill suited rough-and-tumble not smooth conflicting contrasting scraping steep cragged unbearable upsetting uncharacteristic restless swirling disturbed storming roaring stormful

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Intensely cold or chilly
cold freezing glacial wintery wintry frosty frigid bitter biting numbing sharp raw arctic nippy parky chill nipping harsh cutting penetrating chilling icy chilly gelid polar cool snappy shivery coolish coldish bone-chilling stinging ice-cold keen bitterly cold icy-cold algid brumal frozen Siberian bleak shrewd smarting crisp snowy hyperborean inclement boreal hibernal sub-zero rimy chilled blasting severe brisk subzero numb fierce intense hiemal frore icebox hypothermic intensely cold hawkish cold as ice siberian fresh intemperate sleety benumbed two-dog night one-dog night acute blighting stormy knifelike painful rough hard snithy unpleasant three-dog night perishing uncomfortable discomforting tempestuous windy brass monkeys antarctic extreme nasty breezy shivering circumpolar frost-bound blowy draughty extremely cold wild drafty refrigerated very cold chilled to the bone frozen to the marrow iced below freezing below zero rainy squally blustery wet turbulent bracing invigorating foul refreshing drizzly envigorating gusty thundery raging howling blustering murky stormful stimulating filthy reviving restorative tonic exhilarating foggy healthful rousing energizing hyperboreal dirty enlivening vitalizing miserable cloudy health-giving damp overcast boisterous rugged gray grey dark energising disagreeable ice-capped icicled hoar unheated perished Hyperborean air-conditioned solid iced up frigorific sleeted algific blizzardlike cooled evil preserved rejuvenating with ice ice-covered uplifting fortifying bad on the rocks strengthening rejuvenative roaring rigorous angry tumultuous choppy furious salutary revitalizing stimulative beneficial vigorous vital healthy cordial lively salubrious adverse storming threatening storm-wracked torrid riproaring vehement menacing raining cats and dogs frenzied unsettled coming down savage violent brutal quickening pick-me-up inspiriting exhilarative animating zesty revitalising

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(of a feeling) Intense, typically in a distressing way
sharp intense shooting agonising agonizing excruciating fierce severe stabbing powerful racking acute exquisite extreme harrowing painful penetrating searing stinging insufferable torturous unbearable unendurable knifelike smarting violent terrible dreadful biting burning tormenting keen cutting bitter vehement strong grievous heavy blistering consuming profound deep distressing frightful pounding intensive vicious hard ferocious concentrated harsh explosive hellacious furious awful raw almighty gut-wrenching ghastly fearful fearsome wrenching potent intensified vivid excessive heightened heavy-duty prickly intolerable sore hurting caustic thumping splitting savage overpowering raging extraordinary serious punishing grueling hellish torturing poignant heartfelt inflamed killing galling gruelling afflicting tearing shrill forceful vigorous marked unqualified all-consuming aculeate desperate transcending shrewd oppressive throbbing unrelenting brutal repressive grim grave great drilling paralyzing paralysing twingeing tender tingling very great unsparing cruel hurtful heartrending heartbreaking heart-rending gnawing achy suffering tortuous disturbing struggling worrying enormous exceptional supreme drastic high major protracted close full tough very bad undue diligent strained exaggerated pungent forcible mother of all resounding aggressive smart extremely painful infuriating torturesome toe-curling tedious embarrassing stultifying rending chastening cringe-making irritating overwhelming fiery fervent impassioned passionate ardent fervid peracute sudden earnest finely tuned torrid immoderate uncontrolled charged inordinate flaming fanatical feverish intemperate zealous heated avid emotional eager enthused perfervid passional melodramatic wild emotive overemotional sentimental gung ho hopped up spirited deep-seated red-hot true blue hot-blooded deeply felt upsetting traumatic difficult sad distressful tragic troublesome unpleasant trying pitiful wretched miserable disquieting woeful stressful troubling irksome saddening bothersome dire piteous uncomfortable unfortunate moving vexatious regrettable discomforting sorrowful pitiable daunting pathetic perturbing lamentable affecting wearisome unsettling shocking crushing burdensome bad onerous exacting unhappy forbidding nasty taxing doleful rigorous vexing dismal discomposing tear-jerking annoying tiresome plaintive deplorable strenuous disagreeable tragical depressing appalling rough testing displeasing touching unwelcome alarming calamitous impossible challenging nerve-racking awkward arduous hairy unpleasing mournful frightening demanding wearing uncongenial disconcerting laborious ponderous horrendous formidable agitating bruising backbreaking wearying unpalatable unlucky distasteful exhausting uphill thorny fatiguing gloomy toilsome herculean back-breaking nagging anguished rugged unnerving effortful disappointing poor worrisome horrible sorry rotten horrifying stirring mighty dispiriting harassing ambitious horrific insupportable devastating harrying troublous afflictive merciless unforgiving mortifying murderous stiff unacceptable tiring cheerless debilitating tall killer draining bleak sombre somber moiling sweaty toilful jarring grinding solemn injurious anguishing sapping horrid chilling Herculean objectionable revolting energy-consuming enough to try the patience of a saint harmful vile not to be borne foul gruesome abominable lousy provoking aggravating execrable painstaking loathsome desolate boring weighty disheartening colossal pesky mortal unsavory macabre offensive stringent icky yukky yucky mean niggling unlovely titanic repellent repugnant sour melancholy disastrous damaging unsavoury inconvenient frustrating unamusing unsupportable discouraging melancholic abhorrent operose cumbersome heart-wrenching shattering upstream intimidating unyielding dismaying unremitting too much gargantuan knackering wounding terrifying off-putting tormentous a bit much maddening exasperating atrocious scarring teasing grisly fraught nightmarish haunting repulsive disgusting plaguy pestiferous bedevilling discommoding peeving pestilent impressive concerning rueful monstrous gross imperious joyless impactful crippling ruthless detestable infernal chafing carking nettling rebarbative abrasive antagonizing rankling nettlesome cussed riling pesty pestilential plaguey confounded antagonising forlorn odious catastrophic nauseating hostile ruinous prohibitive obnoxious sickening unappealing demoralizing demoralising dejecting disconsolate grody depressive enraging grating punchable undesirable wicked funereal heart-breaking relentless sober destructive hopeless glum comfortless unkind tricky exigent bedeviling lachrymose lugubrious unmanageable dreary morose immense staggering gigantic unsurpassable inadmissible heavy-handed enough repellant backbreaker labored really hard problematic very hard depleting enough to drive you up the wall sticky slavish laboured difficile beyond endurance past bearing too much to bear last straw tough going scabrous Augean austere ominous enough to try the patience of Job critical pain-filled blinding Spartan cringey mind-blowing dangerous soaring pitiless oppressed impoverished stark hateful very painful plaguing thoroughgoing hefty crashing invidious unsufferable poverty-stricken significant desolating rancid dour tearful drab dogged scary anxious-making mirthless dispirited dolorous dolesome slow afflicted grieving melting telling soul-stirring uplifting heart-warming expressive nostalgic apprehensive enervating drear cold depressed hardhanded inhuman agonized extremely upsetting fatal dicey hazardous easier said than done high-impact drudgy high-pressure worksome uphill battle hard-won no picnic marathon problem not easy like getting blood out of a stone remorseless exerting to be pitied tortured racked agonised feeble paltry unreasonable derisible dingy plangent pensive dark inclement deadly straitened inhospitable spartan stern inexorable mephitical irritable unpropitious bewildering sullen troubled perplexing sinister revulsive inauspicious foreboding parlous distressed unfavorable unfavourable persnickety abject cataclysmic useless petty meagre puny commiserable meager heartwarming affective pressing exorbitant dejected despondent hard-hearted despairing emotionally moving lethal adverse unfair deathly hapless fateful pick-and-shovel time-consuming arousing affect steep ungovernable uncontrollable ill-fated rampaging rabid rampant riotous unrestrained ill-starred unsustainable storming unchecked unfettered uncurbed unbridled emphatic hot urgent energetic peppery convulsive enraged blustery paroxysmal turbulent volcanic frenzied coercive stormy dynamic outrageous tumultuous aroused tempestuous gale force out of control full of force no-win beyond bearing confronting humourless crummy humorless unsatisfactory stinking hideous lurid sedate abysmal diabolical uncool grotty godawful uninviting ugly nauseous beastly nail-biting extremely bad nerve-wracking more than one can bear more than flesh and blood can stand more than flesh and blood can bear

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Harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
keen scathing cutting incisive searing pointed stinging trenchant acid sardonic satirical contemptuous ferocious nasty sharp unblunted virulent caustic corrosive heartless merciless savage biting brutal fierce malicious penetrating satiric callous critical mocking sarcastic scornful tart venomous acerbic bitter harsh pungent salty snarky violent acidic cruel devastating edged hurtful mordacious unrelenting acute derisive pitiless truculent vicious vitriolic acrid acrimonious grim sadistic scorching unsparing withering astringent belittling mordant ruthless scalding wanton cold-blooded extremely critical acidulous acerb waspish barbed severe smart-mouthed razor-edged smart-alecky smart-aleck wounding unkind spiteful poisonous catty polemic poignant hostile rude sarky telling snappy rapier-like abrasive stern unfriendly rancorous strong polemical powerful piquant forceful peppery racy emphatic stringent dry mean hateful brusque hard churlish zesty controversial cynical savoury zingy pert tangy savory contentious disparaging vigorous disrespectful austere spicy snappish snippy unpleasant testy disapproving acetose short disputatious argumentative rough forthright driving clear offensive strict exacting crisp explicit distinct effective blunt potent unequivocal blistering edgy snide rigid rigorous ill-natured crushing malevolent evil-intentioned all-pervading malign baleful splenetic malignant vengeful vindictive pernicious bilious witty provocative salt exciting stimulating pithy acetic tonic maleficent malefic taunting razor-sharp accurate venomed pertinent meaty insightful right-on insinuating short-and-sweet meaningful legit pregnant in a nutshell on the nose right to it boiled down laid on the line calling a spade a spade on the button ironic slashing ironical abusive sneering scoffing curt derisory wry burning ridiculing jeering aggressive derogatory chaffing arrogant resentful squint-eyed laconic insulting scurrilous uncomplimentary disdainful antagonistic ungracious vituperative contumelious distressing gruff double-edged backhanded irreverent tongue-in-cheek irascible evil inconsiderate carping destructive burlesque insensitive ornery drilling terse clear-cut irritable embittered corroding prejudicial impertinent wise slighting cold wicked mischievous bad-tempered ill-tempered snarling coruscating harmful grievous painful upsetting tough sharp-worded angry thoughtless sulphurous sulfurous menacing grudging hate-filled grating injurious damaging vinegary twitting saucy needling captious vitriolous unfeeling irritating annoying weisenheiming galling envenomed tactless inappropriate clever implausible ridiculous defiant contradictory exaggerated backbiting alert jibing atypical twisted curious quick-witted unsympathetic comfortless parodying lampooning humorous spoofing paradoxical spoof farcical bantering dirty viperous viperish toxicant cussed crabbed spiky obloquious foul dripping with malice dripping venom Hudibrastic Rabelaisian full of spleen full of gall accidentally on purpose rubbing the wrong way hard to take insolent degrading berating pejorative reproachful obnoxious reviling denigratory defamatory unmannerly sly subtle deadpan uncivil vituperatory calumniating impolite discourteous vulgar droll abrupt surly deprecating waggish apathetic sour bad-mannered ill-mannered sharp-tongued matter-of-fact straight-faced low-key quietly humorous poker-faced offhand

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Brazen or flashy
brassy loud blaring harsh noisy strident brazen grating jarring bold brash raucous saucy booming cacophonous deafening dissonant impudent insolent jangling shrill thundering arch audacious blatant bold-faced brassbound brazen-faced cheeky cocksure cocky discordant ear-splitting flashy forward fresh gaudy impertinent nervy pert pushy sassy vulgar wise barefaced garish jazzy loud-mouthed obtrusive showy tinny arrant arrogant flirtatious forceful hard high-pitched loudmouthed metallic overbearing overbold rude shameless unabashed unblushing presumptuous flip immodest smart-alecky bumptious smart contumelious malapert overconfident disrespectful lippy self-assertive unashamed flippant hubristic assumptive flagrant unembarrassed irreverent brass-necked haughty bold as brass pompous presuming supercilious overweening assuming high-handed lordly lofty uppity smug disdainful uppish discourteous boldfaced mouthy procacious self-asserting conceited sharp boastful opinionated defiant patronizing blustering cavalier insubordinate self-important familiar outrageous cool patronising imperious vainglorious high and mighty snippy proud egotistical pretentious self-confident vain superior unmannerly hoarse ill-mannered hifalutin undisguised highfalutin huffy chesty sniffy huffish brazenfaced toplofty toploftical swollen-headed rasping screeching unrepentant facetious high-and-mighty stiff-necked high-hat off-base scratchy inconsiderate squawky ear-piercing cute squawking raspy mischievous crude clamorous confident contemptuous overfamiliar tumultuous insulting swaggering overt mannerless smarty-pants smart-aleck peremptory affected riotous hardened abandoned snobbish impolite bald-faced smart-arsed depraved profligate improper resounding unconcealed bad-mannered snobby elitist dissolute incorrigible unprincipled clangorous full of oneself smarty reprobate snotty egotistic snooty condescending unchaste lewd immoral toffee-nosed hoity-toity stuck-up know-it-all self-assured smart-assed full of yourself as bold as brass out of line wise guy croaky assertive husky croaking without shame unmelodious rough gruff squeaky fearless glib offhand pontifical egoistic egoistical narcissistic prideful egocentric aggressive unharmonious superficial impetuous hotheaded impulsive impolitic playful unconcerned jokey rash open penetrating scornful grinding unmusical thoughtless self-affected bloated selfish self-promoting self-serving self-engrossed self-congratulatory self-opinionated self-centered self-righteous self-contented self-adulatory swellheaded biggity self-glorifying mocking self-conceited self-centred unshrinking important wanton indecent transparent hotshot scoffing bigheaded orgulous sneering naked in-your-face masterful gritty earsplitting snippety dictatorial shocking fancy-pants big-headed bragging biggety cold-shoulder bossy autocratic breezy meretricious puffed up stuck up ostentatious jumped up on an ego trip too big for your boots gravelly brave plucky crass throaty gravel rusty coarse amoral bell-like ringing resonant unpleasant clanging corrupt bullish naughty ballsy presumptive impenitent remorseless feisty flighty impish free unreserved domineering ill-bred officious abusive temeritous bantam spirited thrusting remote swanky tony pushful persnickety aloof intrusive meddlesome combative volatile weisenheiming sure uncivil positive tawdry spunky gutsy smart-mouthed guttural certain jaunty self-satisfied high-flown throwing one's weight about putting on airs effervescent trashy pushing heedless precipitate headlong untactful incautious bright hasty vivacious maladroit coming on strong undismayed undaunted frank temerarious not backwards in coming forwards lacking civility bad mannered offensive smart aleck smart guy smarty pants out-of-line imperative magisterial ungracious growling stridulant growly stridulous jangly tuneless clashing caterwauling creaking astringent unawed unflinching put down obvious out-of-tune out-of-key off-key poised composed forthright abashless unaffected unshamed unrestrained patent glaring manifest evident palpable fortissimo rackety unmistakable pronounced conspicuous sheer clear clattering clattery thunderous reverberating blasting uproarious dinning amusing jocular brass whimsical tongue-in-cheek straightforward bald outright sarcastic frivolous witty noticeable undeniable flaunting inharmonious rank indisputable cut-and-dried striking unmitigated egregious gross ear-popping loudmouth jumping strepitous rambunctious disorderly blusterous bronze unsubtle shallow irresponsible carefree insouciant snazzy protrusive deliberate glitzy prominent screaming crying in plain sight dismissive raising the roof raising Cain turned up humorous funny comical absonant throwing one's weight around atonal puckish acute light-hearted stertorous braying made of brass authoritarian tyrannical assured despotic complacent authoritative commanding dogmatic grandiose strutting tyrannous autocratical tyrannic consequential arbitrary la-di-da oppressive above oneself aristocratic inflated doctrinaire inflexible dominating portentous puffed-up rigid imperial wilful sententious self-loving uncompromising posh potty stuffy ritzy holier-than-thou pleased with oneself pontificating withering obstinate unyielding puffy repressive draconian willful on high horse insistent severe stiff adamant bombastic imposing indifferent full of contempt prejudiced on your high horse opinionative opinioned ambitious vaunting bigoted derisive iron-handed exclusive obdurate heavy-handed intolerant dogmatical obnoxious slighting self-aggrandizing undemocratic autarchic pigheaded boasting disparaging anti-democratic jeering peacockish strict stubborn abhorrent scathing self-regarding self-absorbed braggart self-admiring self-applauding belittling pleased with yourself firm in love with oneself too big for one's boots coercive biased absolute full of hot air high foolhardy controlling brusque abrupt highhanded emphatic dominant derisory regnant crowing inappropriate totalitarian egomaniac careless iron-fisted summary gracious flatulent windbag illiberal high-minded la-de-da wisenheimer single-minded demeaning degrading derogative snide depreciative denigratory detractive derogatory decrying pejorative uncomplimentary depreciatory deprecatory denigrative definite bull-headed demanding highfaluting sardonic dictative of fixed views opprobrious too big for one's breeches think too highly of oneself think a lot of oneself self-approving goody-goody have an excessively high opinion of oneself well pleased self-complacent self-flattering extraverted braggy self-pleased self-gratulatory self-dramatizing blustery extroverted uninhibited proud of oneself too big for one's britches puffed standoffish elitist refined airy powerful casual curt cliquish masterly bullying poncey windy disciplinarian honourable honorable silliness giddy dizzy uninterested offensively self-assertive ironhanded overproud high falutin reserved distant detached selective self-obsessed decisive wiseguy self-willed unceremonious lording it stooping insufferable ranting terse cursory off perfunctory preponderant ascendant prevalent majestic regal august judicial stately dignified blowing one's own horn partisan self-opinioned driven grand spectacular magnificent splendid exaggerated flowery overstated priggish wrapped up in oneself take-it-or-leave-it pococurante offish la-dee-da complaisant blowhard overhasty previous premature sure of oneself compulsatory obligatory mandatory exacting required compulsory indulgent overindulgent over-free relaxed highbrow discriminatory daredevil reckless madcap brisk fustian swanking big-mouthed high-pressure enterprising fierce go-getting militant too big for your breeches swollen with pride on a high horse on one's high horse self-respecting nose in the air riding for a fall overoptimistic Neronian cynical hypercritical tactless big of preconceived ideas exultant denigrating monocratic sharp-elbowed crack-the-whip stern throwing weight around tolerant free-and-easy despicable malicious stuck on oneself compelling rigorous decided fixed stringent finished think one is the cat's whiskers think one is God's gift think one is the cat's pyjamas downright unchallengeable entrenched narrow-minded unquestionable categorical unbending pleased rejecting contemning averse despising antipathetic unsympathetic scouting repudiating content absolutist small-minded flushed brag boast hot stuff conceity ham phony gall phoney fascistic fanatical one-sided unequivocal tenacious determined wrong-headed formal bullheaded prying nosey interfering busy meddling intruding snoopy over-assertive nosy uncontrolled one-party unaccountable unconstitutional single-party sure of yourself heading for a fall taunting undiplomatic on ego trip ruthless tsarist czarist merciless go-ahead turning up your nose at looking down your nose at subjugating hard-nosed temperamental disapproving upstage I'm all right, Jack well-pleased proud of yourself like a cat that has swallowed the canary flushed with success like the cat that's got the cream strong-willed snot-nosed devastating high hat dog it big talking blowing one's own trumpet humiliating in driver's seat crack the whip solemn stinging biting mortifying blistering searing ponderous snubbing blighting hurtful sonorous grandiloquent declamatory crushing rhetorical overblown oratorical overripe apostolic serious grave headstrong pig-headed

Adjective

Beady or attentive

Adjective

Funny and clever
witty humorous clever facetious jocular original amusing funny ingenious lively sparkling droll epigrammatic gay piquant brilliant waggish fanciful whimsical chucklesome comic comical entertaining quick-witted scintillating sharp-witted smart bright campy crazy diverting intelligent jocose joshing keen penetrating quick ridiculous screaming sharp slapstick hilarious laughable mirthful risible farcical ludicrous merry jolly sidesplitting uproarious humoristic wacky comedic light-hearted hysteric playful rib-tickling hysterical riotous side-splitting killing priceless joking antic jokey silly zany absurd cheerful camp tongue-in-cheek blithe jovial sportive good-humored jocund mischievous frolicsome good-humoured lighthearted gelastic pleasant animated vivacious high-spirited sunny jesting gleeful eccentric goofy teasing blithesome flippant frivolous roguish odd preposterous rich festive ebullient effervescent bizarre ludic joyous flip clownish laughing wry boffo rollicking a scream flaky daffy light nutty hysterically funny quirky fun slaphappy flakey unusual fantastic ironic for grins impish exciting puckish dazzling stimulating riot inane happy arch cheery vibrant glib snappy coruscating exhilarating bantering jaunty bubbly delightful enjoyable invigorating spirited pleasing madcap peculiar daft quaint satirical engaging weird sprightly wisecracking stupid in jest unserious nimble-witted in fun killingly funny a hoot a laugh off the wall foolish unconventional envigorating dry oddball outlandish dippy tongue in cheek gagged up screwy loony jerky fool quick on the draw quick on the uptake off-the-wall derisory flighty dotty quizzical too funny for words not serious nonsensical kinky asinine putting one on pulling one's leg scream har-har mocking boisterous noisy rowdy irreverent lightweight ribald custard-pie carefree glad screamingly funny childish pixieish tricksy scampish pixy pixie prankish sly leprechaunish rascally devilish knavish wicked elvish joyful upbeat radiant recreative comedical interesting chirpy genial happy-go-lucky untroubled derisible kittenish clowning gamesome derisive trivial trifling highbrowed tactful knee-slapper perky a barrel of laughs beguiling novel cheering gratifying pleasurable charming gladdening recreational fun-filled bouncy buoyant breezy crack-up laffer snazzy smart-aleck smart-alecky cutting joculous agreeable gut-busting enchanting curious optimistic easy-going insouciant positive capering fool-headed batty gump dizzy goofus chipper queer a card a caution profound racy unsatisfactory inadequate embarrassing pitiful unimpressive fool around crazy shtick Mickey Mouse cut up freakish in good spirits free and easy singular offbeat idiosyncratic capricious chimerical fantastical crotchety freaky dicey uncertain old-fashioned imaginative random creative chancy arbitrary kooky insane mad off-centre strange avant-garde crackpot glittering cuckoo laugh-a-minute nuts cracked wacko glimmering glinting fascinating inept cranky screwball looney featherheaded fatuous brainless weak-minded witless cockeyed harebrained simpleminded half-witted lunatic half-baked unwise tomfool lunkheaded whacky kookie senseless bubbleheaded sappy balmy dilly astute out there off the air in left field hare-brained dumb way out shrewd perceptive acute canny discerning brainy savvy alert wise perspicacious nimble fast knowing genius observant exceptional supersmart ultrasmart hyperintelligent gifted able penetrative whip-smart on the ball sharp as a tack sharp-sighted quick-thinking quick off the mark exuberant gladsome fun-loving in high spirits convivial peppy airy elated sparky zippy jubilant full of beans smiling without a care in the world cock-a-hoop frisky grinning euphoric unworried lightsome smiley peart winsome larking of good cheer full of the joys of spring hopeful pleased debonair content exultant zingy boon ecstatic eupeptic canty frolic bright-eyed and bushy-tailed full of vim and vigour coltish delighted overjoyed amused gratified skittish exhilarated beaming thrilled contented festal unconcerned blissful wanton elfish larky fay sportful frolicky jumping rocking grooving devil-may-care friendly over the moon wild perk full of hope full of life Pickwickian good-natured for a laugh lots of laughs bright and breezy on top of the world as merry as a grig as lively as a grig beatific chaffing jollying triumphant warm carnival holiday celebratory espiègle laughter-filled outgoing rosy benign thankful satisfied on cloud seven beside oneself with joy tickled chuffed wrapped on cloud nine flirtatious easygoing unthinking amiable vigorous blessed heartening heartwarming wonderful rapturous cordial affable sunbeamy frolicking romping excited exalted smug gloating stoked Christmassy hearty gala as a joke to tease rejoicing full of fun game back-slapping good-time backslapping active pizazzy bouncing mettlesome springy energetic kinetic pleasure-seeking animate jazzy crank vital pert rakish spanking brisk pizzazzy unconstrained rip-roaring saturnalian zappy decorated carnivalesque go-go swinging feastly feastful confident forward brash pushy self-assertive presuming as happy as a clam as happy as a sandboy juiced up relaxed expansive resilient volatile feelgood laid-back

Adjective

Severe
splitting blistering breakneck breathless brisk dizzy fast fleet fleet-footed flying galloping hasty hot lightning nippy quick rapid rapid-fire rattling snappy speedy swift whirlwind zippy awful dreadful excruciating frightful intense severe terrible unbearable lively expeditious headlong nimble hurried sudden express agile prompt precipitate fast-moving alacritous immediate instant abrupt harefooted active meteoric fast-track quickie accelerated at speed sprightly on the double spry quick-fire overnight high-speed sharp ready short winged whistle-stop precipitous very fast expeditive mercurial fleet of foot in nothing flat on-the-spot energetic pacey spirited animated brief light-footed rash cracking summary urgent fleeting unhesitating vivacious punctual instantaneous rushed short-lived screaming speedball volant pronto PDQ quickened unpremeditated vigorous impulsive bustling with good acceleration alert adroit streaming zooming excessive reckless hurricane impetuous tornado cyclonic tumultuous quick as a wink double time tantivy dashing dangerous going nifty deft supple lissom limber nimble-footed acrobatic lithe passing perfunctory cursory timely light quick-moving impatient extremely fast dangerously fast smart swift-footed fiery ultrasonic supersonic lissome speeding early rathe hurrying flat-out twinkle-toed lightsome slambang transitory eager thoughtless slapdash at full tilt barreling light of foot chop-chop like greased lightning spanking without delay peremptory double-quick unexpected barrelling shaking a leg like crazy like mad desultory momentary superficial casual direct transient temporary ephemeral sketchy evanescent fugacious impermanent offhand unanticipated unforeseen unthinking rushing flash flitting short-term careless token slight inattentive incidental fugitive little unceremonious split-second deciduous drive-by limited snap without warning turbo velocious hypersonic uninterested surprising up-tempo mechanical overhasty gadarene shallow glancing uncritical depthless dismissive helter-skelter rude half-hearted slipshod half-baked pell-mell fading startling haphazard curtailed violent unlooked-for without notice surface-level temporal straightaway shifting spasmodic precipitant short and sweet volatile vanishing flashing wee gone in flash ultrarapid ultrafast in wink of an eye forthwith jerky determined no-nonsense resolute efficient prevenient arbitrary anticipatory diligent spur-of-the-moment touch-and-go willing rush effectual effective succinct infinitesimal without formality without hesitation hurry-up responsive irresponsible furious unenduring interim without discussion fast-tracked dreamlike fast-paced unfussy purposeless unconsidered now or never not to be delayed impromptu acute perishable inadequate nodding trite like lightning explosive unusual speeded hit-or-miss trifling uncivil undignified impolite discourteous imperfect flimsy partial insincere inconsequential feigning paltry flash in the pan here today and gone tomorrow fly-by-night nasty hastening indifferent routine automatic unpleasant not bargained for out of the blue random sloppy off unmannerly unconcerned harsh disagreeable spontaneous lackadaisical losing no time crude disinterested insensible apathetic pococurante uncurious complacent insouciant nonchalant negligent brutal hit or miss incurious slovenly wooden heedless hair-trigger brusque shocking unpredicted unforgiving on the spot in a flash cool phoning it in walking through it laid-back going through the motions

Adjective

Resistant to control or authority
obstreperous unruly disorderly wild loud rowdy uncontrollable undisciplined unmanageable boisterous noisy turbulent uncontrolled riotous wayward mutinous raucous rebellious refractory rough tempestuous uproarious vociferous wilful clamorous disruptive rampaging stroppy difficult lawless out of hand rambunctious truculent ungovernable unrestrained fractious insubordinate irrepressible rackety roisterous tumultuous unbridled balky bolshie contrary contumacious defiant disobedient froward incompliant intractable out of control rebel recalcitrant recusant restive rip-roaring rumbustious untoward willful rampageous roistering uncooperative blusterous booming screaming strepitous raising Cain raising the roof headstrong perverse obstinate stubborn awkward obdurate troublesome unyielding incorrigible badly behaved bloody-minded self-willed pigheaded insurgent delinquent inflexible noncompliant intransigent naughty incontrollable cussed thrawn violent errant mischievous seditious contrarious ill-disciplined ornery unaccommodating non-compliant mulish cantankerous quarrelsome rollicking stiff-necked disaffected bull-headed resistant anarchic strident unreasonable attention-seeking unbiddable unbending obstructive troublemaking uncompliant immovable opinionated unhelpful clangorous robustious disobliging insurrectionary argumentative pervicacious chaotic impish uncompromising roguish rascally renitent excited resounding impetuous stentorian rude indomitable ear-piercing knockabout factious unwilling revolutionary hell-raising impossible nonconformist dissident dissentient blaring undisciplinable thunderous harsh misbehaving thundering lively reckless deafening insubmissive unpredictable sonorous ringing blasting tiresome intemperate reverberating cacophonous indocile inexorable negative pertinacious vehement tough ear-splitting earsplitting deep plangent strong termagant lusty powerful confrontational fiendish intense full-throated forceful alienated vociferant cross-grained malcontent subversive exuberant irritable dissenting contentious resistive unresponsive unadaptable persistent determined clattering scrappy unmalleable insurrectionist iconoclastic unamenable dogged bellicose pugnacious hostile antagonistic resisting obstinately disobedient dissentious restless rock-ribbed adamant anarchical capricious nonconforming romping lawbreaking heedless adverse bad robust roughhouse discordant inconsiderate treacherous insolent roaring agitated stormy strong-willed impulsive impervious rash imprudent forward assertive drunken bawdy mean reverberant unrestrainable annoying abandoned head-splitting disputatious feisty vibrant bullheaded radical trying out-of-line rugged fiery exasperating playful out-of-order tenacious carrying rampant demanding passionate unrelenting resonant emphatic out of line hysterical impolite slam-bang fierce tricksy brattish scampish puckish prankish clearly audible vocal stentorious pat clattery gallus wanton badly-behaved overpowering wrong importunate hard-line resolute hardheaded in turmoil rich full hard-nosed forte rotund fortissimo ear-popping full of mischief ill-natured blatant wrong-headed loud-voiced irreconcilable estranged haughty renegade grumpy ill-tempered sullen sulky loutish nonobservant untrained limit uncomplying heretical maverick unsettling disturbing upsetting cross peevish unfavorable unfavourable petulant unsteady unschooled loudmouthed narky bad-tempered ratty shirty choleric swaggering swashbuckling cavalier up in arms resolved malign malevolent maleficent malicious spiteful unsupportive impotent implacable unorthodox mutinying apostate schismatic traitorous erratic fickle distracting antisocial opposing withstanding chattering inconsistent ungoverned unpersuadable divisive vexatious unlawful gleeful stubborn as a mule active animated wild and woolly sticky incurable lacking self-control overexcited bouncy crazy nuts outrageous madcap insurmountable berserk rioting indisciplined confused unbearable undependable intolerable disrupting off-base paradoxical contrariant arsey disagreeing without law and order adamantine inconvincible hardened hard ossified brash talkative as stubborn as a mule ebullient spirited frisky high-spirited inimical wrongheaded antipathetic converse overwhelming insuppressible freaked immoral aberrant arbitrary self-opinionated drunk blocking stalling restrictive inhibiting delaying misbehaved with a will of one's own determined to have one's own way uninhibited out-of-control raging aggressive challenging pig-headed shrieking bawling shouting self-indulgent causing trouble insoluble thorny unpliable locked problematic knotty on-a-tear not cooperative unconstructive hindering beside oneself disloyal full-on wicked like a loose cannon daring provocative audacious bold loath negativistic averse reluctant indisposed hesitant raunchy artful kiddish impudent infantile sly frolicsome foxy bothersome ill-behaved ruffianly thoughtless immature childish disrespectful devilish sinful frenzied unstable in high spirits frustrating making difficulties belligerent locked in tough nut hang tough teasing worthless explosive roller-coaster unsettled disturbed irregular rowdydowdy evil individualistic anarchistic threatening warring armed sabotaging militant treasonable attacking combative effervescent energetic over-the-top brawling fulminating crashing blustering big heavy pealing wakes the dead high-sounding turned up full-mouthed pulsating storming shaking perturbed demonstrative stern untamed bitter destructive throbbing bad-mannered reverberatory orotund heightened pulsing throaty echoing reverberative sonorant intensified clear full of ups and downs full of conflict full of confusion full of upheavals disregardful cheeky dareful sassy gutsy grating jarring insistent oscillating harmonious melodious consonant canorous fruity palpitating baritone round ready for a fight rasping full-bodied ear-shattering aquiver very loud enhanced deep-toned mellow full-voiced plummy golden low electrifying dinning spoiling for a fight screeching shrill urgent stridulous unmusical overbearing hard to please fussy grim fervent impassioned stridulant clashing boorish rigid tyrannical picky fastidious finicky angry fervid heated inflamed unmelodious jangling dissonant unharmonious grumbly strong-minded pitiless strict single-minded set in one's ways finical vexed testy hard to handle invidious steadfast choosy captious snappy sensitive temperamental crotchety uppity touchy uptight chippy disputative sour oafish discontented hypercritical prickly dissatisfied querulous bearish crabby stiff huffy delicate dogmatic oppressive hard to satisfy irritating unflinching overcritical opinionative irascible perfectionist particular over-particular dictatorial critical ungracious vigorous zealous rabid stridulatory hoarse stertorous persuasive squawky baying squeaky immoderate unchecked disordered unconstrained disorganized unbounded unhindered debauched furious disorganised uncurbed frenetic uncontainable runaway unhampered raw vicious orgiastic depraved saturnalian frantic unrestricted mad licentious deranged hectic enthusiastic messy raving jumbled helter-skelter cluttered untidy disarrayed extreme muddled dishevelled disheveled mussy tousled disarranged messed mussed tumbled littered sloppy rumpled bacchanalian unkempt in disorder ugly Dionysian brutal hot-tempered dissipated pell-mell Bacchic higgledy-piggledy upside-down topsy-turvy hugger-mugger in a mess dissolute sportive criminal maladjusted excessive bacchic unfettered unstoppable unquenchable profligate nihilistic crazed warlike barbarous savage hotheaded jaunty feverish merry incontinent burdensome haywire shambolic perfervid passional orderless disrupted joyful cheerful excitable purposeless in disarray in pandemonium in uproar in chaos at sixes and sevens out of joint harum-scarum full of beans in a muddle every which way utterly confused quick-tempered in a shambles unsubduable existentialist pessimistic dangerous ferocious side-splitting thuggish two-fisted turbid uncontained hedonistic dysfunctional brusque untameable gruff callous radge unrepressed corrupt rootin'-tootin unconcealed complex unconventional reprobate unprincipled misruled misgoverned flyaway boozy revelling carousing blind tricky whiny extrovert shameless bibulous dionysian sottish crapulous corybantic incautious irrational socially impaired outlandish problem thrilled pesky nasty wearisome troublous irksome impossible to cope with untrammelled untimely unfortunate wassailing dilapidated neglected crude in a state messed up worse for wear irresistible flighty giddy offending inconvenient inopportune unlimited unconfined sinning unimpeded unsuppressed reveling unexpected unanticipated ill-timed erring deviant strenuous unsubmissive volatile revolting terrorist cruel untrammeled running wild culpable guilty transgressing maniacal manic surprising unforeseen disastrous unusual unpredicted mistimed tyrannous despotic terrorizing uncultivated infringing piratical uncivilised heterodox terrorising unregulated unpeaceful uncivilized joyous carefree hearty impatient hasty widespread straying sprightly cavorting jovial hyper deliberate needless unjustified senseless epidemic not controlled unwelcome infelicitous inapt unsuitable inappropriate unlucky inauspicious rife devil-may-care hot-headed short-fused easily provoked on a short fuse unprovoked exacting tiring carried away pandemic dominant rank rollicksome fun-loving happy glad lighthearted thumping ripping heretic meandering errable shifting stray deviating miscreant devious fallible unreliable fay sportful antic elfish larky prevalent flagrant pervasive gratuitous groundless motiveless malapropos badly timed unseasonable eventful arduous obsessive litigious hog-wild beside yourself luxuriant profuse laborious exhausting unjustifiable spreading exceeding bounds fecund extravagant spreading like wildfire flourishing rambling proliferating predominant extensive multiplying on the rampage growing gladiatorial agonistic cavilling Saturnalian Dionysiac off straight and narrow like one possessed misfortunate hapless luckless unpropitious unpleasant ill-starred star-crossed ludic skittish keen severe testing unsparing taxing buoyant willed unmotivated assaultive pettish controversial polemical polemic battling brawly fighting grouchy eager infatuated devoted ardent fixated dedicated obsessed bustling flustering madhouse tireless ructious arguesome wrangling bickering brute sadistic inhumane aimless atrocious heartless butcherly inhuman barbaric burning compulsive over-enthusiastic churlish war thin-skinned have chip on shoulder caviling vivacious sunny busy bumpy onerous full on wearing imperious coltish action-packed unjust unfair double-crossing merciless breezy dotty potty visionary hooked gung-ho bubbly cheery zestful bigoted wackadoodle overenthusiastic wackadoo chirpy upbeat peart peppy gladsome sparky chipper sparkling zingy gay blithesome blithe biased nuts for monomaniacal fanatical partial bugged domineering high on credulous fanatic possessed turned on addicted bubbling rhapsodical of good cheer full of life light-hearted as merry as a grig bubbling over

Verb

To be making a hole
boring drilling burrowing tunneling tunnelling cutting digging mining digging out excavating punching driving gouging perforating puncturing sinking gouging out reaming riddling hollowing out penetrating putting scooping out drilling hole stabbing lancing spiking impaling sticking spearing goring skewering transfixing jabbing pricking spitting transpiercing harpooning pinking running through pecking picking slashing slitting gashing lacerating wounding slicing ripping tearing incising bayoneting bayonetting knifing hacking severing holing nicking making a hole in breaking thrusting probing splitting rupturing boring through injuring rending scratching cleaving cracking opening carving grazing pinning hurting entering cutting open drilling through opening up riving permeating slicing open shearing damaging tapping dividing scoring scraping mutilating notching sundering separating shredding mangling tearing apart chopping jagging sticking into putting holes in breaking through punching holes in breaking in cracking open plowing splitting open boring into ploughing honeycombing maiming pervading dissecting bisecting snicking ribboning bursting needling breaching dissevering broaching plunging poking skivering pitting clawing clipping boring a hole in branding going through sabering making a hole slotting shanking making an incision in cutting to ribbons cutting through laying open tearing asunder making holes in passing through thrusting through cutting up creating making horning embedding abrading jimmying fixing segmenting putting a hole in punching through making a wound in intruding upon stamping pressing disemboweling disembowelling stinging pinning down nailing down cutting into nipping furrowing slicing into marking killing chopping down shivving making a flesh wound in busting in kicking in mauling renting sticking in driving through inserting into running into popping in sinking into eating through sectioning jigsawing cutting to pieces destroying splintering shaving stripping sharing subdividing chivving raking suffusing transfusing interpenetrating peppering cutting a hole in drilling a hole in sinking in halving parting quartering scrabbling savaging pronging ramming disuniting divorcing chopping up itching slicing up digging into scrabbling at smiting scrapping impairing corrupting marring percolating into infesting spoiling harming biting poking full of holes shooting full of holes tattering sawing uncorking ripping apart skiving scissoring scything scarifying chipping beheading felling amputating sickling guillotining slivering flitching razing starting beginning incapacitating scarring disabling coming apart wresting fracturing shattering disintegrating disturbing ripping to pieces ripping asunder tearing in two tearing to pieces disrupting pulling ripping in two hitting winging zapping irritating plugging blasting decanting drawing off contusing roughing up totalling bruising totaling dinging intruding

Verb

Present participle for to penetrate or force a way through
penetrating accessing entering permeating pervading percolating cutting through passing through bursting through lighting up filtering through setting foot in filling infiltrating charging imbuing suffusing impregnating saturating interpenetrating transfusing riddling steeping perfusing spreading through informing diffusing through soaking stalking interfusing ingraining seeping stabbing going through diffusing leaking filtering percolating through running through seeping through diffusing throughout invading drenching flowing through flooding soaking through passing percolating into extending throughout infusing instilling bathing overspreading inculcating spreading throughout washing drowning seeping into infecting covering loading inspiring investing engraining induing inoculating enduing sousing spreading inundating colouring sopping soddening immersing spreading over coloring macerating tingeing tinging overrunning getting into animating injecting mantling affecting lading taking over choking afflicting leavening tincturing soaking into submerging swamping imbruing seething gripping waterlogging extending through flowing into wetting through spreading out pestering plaguing besetting underlying going enveloping engulfing infixing overwhelming getting in endowing assailing probing attacking characterizing passing into typifying fortifying indoctrinating interspersing planting washing over illuminating tinting retting dyeing dying seeping in working into breathing into staining characterising interjecting introducing filtering in standing moistening damping overflowing shading packing crowding clogging pigmenting overlaying bepainting flushing painting streaking piling into dousing wetting cramming into heaping into bedraggling wetting thoroughly ducking dowsing sloshing watering rinsing dipping teeming pouring deluging sluicing down dunking swilling down wetting down

Verb

Present participle for to cause extreme pain, anguish, or distress to
racking tormenting troubling torturing afflicting plaguing worrying harrowing besetting bedeviling bedevilling agonising agonizing distressing harassing paining oppressing persecuting excruciating anguishing cursing disturbing stressing besieging wounding crucifying trying rending stabbing convulsing shaking devastating rocking causing suffering to causing agony to causing pain to lacerating hurting wringing tearing at bothering vexing annoying irritating harrying pestering straining hassling irking burdening perturbing smiting hounding upsetting beleaguering badgering giving someone grief nagging agitating exasperating bugging martyring mortifying blighting dogging haunting grieving affecting taxing mistreating disquieting ailing discomposing discommoding fretting giving a hard time unsettling molesting teasing assailing victimizing pursuing aggrieving aggravating perplexing fussing dismaying concerning punishing inflicting anguish on picking on victimising driving up the wall gnawing at maltreating attacking abusing saddening rattling flustering overwhelming tearing facing injuring gripping ill-treating fazing confronting frustrating riding provoking distempering alarming unhinging flurrying frazzling distracting alaruming derailing discomforting causing trouble to suffering hagriding depressing exercising undoing deviling devilling cutting up weighing down crushing needling hectoring disconcerting preying on displeasing breaking nettling nagging at freaking out weirding out lying heavy on weighing heavily on infesting galling causing anguish to getting to burning up weighing on appalling making miserable making wretched wronging scourging sickening suffering from searing obsessing gutting laboring musing labouring hunting being importuning squirming shattering buttonholing mithering taking over keeping after testing chafing gnawing possessing tyrannizing baiting taunting consuming feeling unwell feeling pain bending someone's ear scorning ribbing chaffing bullying recurring lampooning browbeating hurting deeply ridiculing driving round the bend getting on your nerves getting in your hair dejecting chivvying tyrannising discriminating against preoccupying staying with discomfiting coming back to maddening stretching wearying sapping draining exhausting ragging tiring disheartening dispiriting inflicting pain on inflicting suffering on heckling boning bringing down inconveniencing stinging casting down bringing one down dampening spirits breaking one's heart riling discouraging cutting to the quick putting a damper on dragging down putting into a funk