What is the opposite of relaxing?

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Adjective
Opposite of conducive to relaxation
Adjective
(of a place, period of time, or situation) Opposite of without disturbance, activity or excitement
“New York is a lively city that never sleeps.”
Adjective
Opposite of in a state of comfort and relaxation
“They all saw Dawn as their sworn enemy, which made for an uncomfortable weekend away for me because I was now seen as a traitor.”
Adjective
Opposite of promoting calm or inducing sleep
Adjective
Opposite of having a gently calming effect
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 having a peaceful aspect
Adjective
Opposite of laid back and unhurried
“The frenetic action and strategic nuances of this sport make it exhilarating, yet fascinating.”
Adjective
Opposite of the pleasantness of warm and sunny weather
“We had to cancel our date at the beach due to overcast weather.”
Adjective
Opposite of amusing
Adjective
Opposite of tending to cause sleep
Adjective
Opposite of helping to avoid confrontation
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.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance or period of resting
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to rest or engage in an enjoyable activity so as to become less tired or anxious
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make less taut or tight
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to calm down
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