What is the opposite of gratifying?

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Adjective
Opposite of pleasing to the mind or senses
Adjective
Opposite of causing or giving happiness or pleasure
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
“Talking over each other is unproductive. Someone must yield the floor and there's no crime in you being that person.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to or affecting the senses rather than the intellect
Adjective
(of an event) Opposite of causing great pleasure and happiness
“Instead they brought depressing news of the death of a son, a father, a brother, or some other loved one.”
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 providing perfect happiness or great joy
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
Noun
Opposite of the action or fact of indulging
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to delight, or to give pleasure or satisfaction to
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make content
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