What is the opposite of calming?

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Adjective
Opposite of conducive to relaxation
Adjective
Opposite of relaxed or leisurely
“We went away for a quick holiday but the kids made it rather stressful.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving comfort, or calming in nature
Adjective
Opposite of having a calming or sedative effect or nature
Adjective
Opposite of having a gently calming effect
Adjective
Opposite of intended to make someone less angry or hostile
Adjective
Opposite of helping to avoid confrontation
Adjective
Opposite of exerting a hypnotic or soporific effect
Adjective
Opposite of causing, or tending to cause, sleep or sleepiness
Adjective
Opposite of giving someone support or confidence
“Mike's not pleased with the idea, but doesn't want to seem unsupportive.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of appeasing, conciliating, or preserving the peace
Noun
Opposite of the act or state of steadying
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to free from disturbance
“The starving protestors were getting agitated and the president would aggravate the situation by publicly eating an empanada during a live broadcast.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to restore emotional balance
“He remained calm despite his political opponents doing their best to agitate him.”
Verb
(calm down) Opposite of present participle for to become calm
“He would seethe when he realized he had locked himself out of his apartment yet again.”
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