What is the opposite of gratifying?

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Adjective
Opposite of giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses
Adjective
Opposite of making one feel good inside
Adjective
Opposite of giving reward or satisfaction
Adjective
(colloquial) Opposite of pleasing or delightful to the eye or mind
“It is difficult to fathom his unpleasant and misplaced sense of humor.”
Adjective
(archaic) Opposite of received or experienced with gratitude
“Our rest was disturbed by an unwelcome banging on the door.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment
Adjective
Opposite of providing a reasonable or high degree of benefit
Adjective
Opposite of relating to or affecting the senses rather than the intellect
Adjective
Opposite of generating a sense of pride
“It was an embarrassing day for the highly-ranked tennis player after he was knocked out in the first round of the tournament.”
Adjective
Opposite of pleasing in general
“Life is harsh, even when the occasional acceptance or freedom temporarily provide respite.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or indicating a readiness or over-readiness to be generous to or lenient with someone
Adjective
Opposite of full of praise and compliments
Adjective
Opposite of soft and shaggy
Adjective
(general) Opposite of having favorable consequences
“Not properly disposing of plastics can be detrimental to the environment.”
Adjective
Opposite of providing encouragement or emotional help
Noun
Opposite of the action or fact of indulging
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to give satisfaction to
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make content
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