What is the opposite of soothing?

Need antonyms for soothing? Here's a list of opposite words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Adjective
Opposite of having a gently calming effect
more ❯
Adjective
Opposite of not harsh or stern especially in nature or effect
more ❯
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 providing physical comfort
“We went away for a quick holiday but the kids made it rather stressful.”
Adjective
Opposite of not aggressive or violent in nature
“A powerful storm is brewing.”
Adjective
Opposite of promoting calm or inducing sleep
Adjective
Opposite of flowing like honey
Adjective
Opposite of having a peaceful aspect
Adjective
Opposite of causing sleepiness
Adjective
(of a voice or sound) Opposite of quiet and gentle to the ears
“We had to put up with loud noises and constant interference from the neighbors.”
Adjective
Opposite of recuperative or having the essence of healing
“Drinking a whole bottle of wine last night is having a deleterious effect on my faculties this morning.”
Adjective
Opposite of willing to conciliate, or to make concessions
Adjective
Opposite of giving someone support or confidence
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 action or process of appeasing
Noun
Opposite of reduction of, or freedom, from pain
Noun
Opposite of the action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
Noun
Opposite of the alleviation of pain, discomfort, or distress
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.”
Noun
Opposite of the comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to free from distress or disturbance
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make more bearable or less severe
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to ease the grief or distress of
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

See Also

Watch and Learn
Nearby Words
8-letter Words Starting With
Find Antonyms
go
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2019