What is the opposite of comforting?

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Adjective
Opposite of serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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Opposite of relaxed or leisurely
“We went away for a quick holiday but the kids made it rather stressful.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a calming or sedative effect or nature
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Opposite of feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others
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Opposite of having or displaying an appreciation of the feelings of others
“Despite sharing a relatively sincere apology, she was generally indifferent to their personal struggles.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a caring or kindly nature
“He felt that she was selfish and thoughtless because she thought she had the right to do whatever she wanted, even if it meant hurting others.”
Adjective
Opposite of comfort based on one's experience and knowledge with their surroundings
“There was something eerie about the strange old Victorian mansion where they stayed for the night.”
Adjective
Opposite of pleasant and satisfactory
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“The layout of the apartment was bad, and the kitchen was too small.”
Adjective
Opposite of providing a feeling of ease or relaxation
“The entire notion laying in hospital terrifies me, which is why I find this bed uncomfortable.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving someone support or confidence
Adjective
Opposite of intended to make someone less angry or hostile
Adjective
Opposite of having the characteristics or qualities of a mother
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing enthusiasm, affection, or kindness
“We were greeted by a pair of unfriendly staff members who were content with doing their jobs perfunctorily.”
Adjective
Opposite of the pleasantness of warm and sunny weather
“We had to cancel our date at the beach due to overcast weather.”
Noun
Opposite of the alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
Noun
Opposite of reduction of, or freedom, from pain
“In patients with contained herniation, exacerbation of pain may be due to an increase in intradiscal pressure.”
Noun
Opposite of relief from pain, distress or suffering
“The hot coffee caused Kramer a great deal of pain when he spilled it on himself.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to relieve the distress or suffering of
“He was disconsolate when the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors and his kids would aggravate him to make matters worse.”
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