(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. disquieting, upsetting, distressing, troubling, perturbing, bothersome, irksome, unpleasant, provoking, annoying, alarming, unsettling, painful, discomforting, nettling, inauspicious, foreboding, consequential, aggravating, disagreeable, troublesome, onerous, worrisome, burdensome, trying, vexatious, vexing, worrying, frightening, startling, perplexing, threatening, galling, laborious, difficult, severe, hard, toilsome, tiresome, inconvenient, discouraging, pessimistic, gloomy, uncertain, disconcerting, discomposing, dismaying, depressing, irritating, harassing, unpropitious, sinister, creepy, prophetic, impeding, discommoding, embarrassing, ruffling, agitating, wearisome, causing worry, causing anxiety, not propitious, not encouraging; see also ominous .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Troubling to the mind or emotions: disquieting, disruptive, distressful, distressing, intrusive, perturbing, troublesome, troublous, unsettling, upsetting, worrisome. See HAPPY, PAIN.

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