(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. disturbing, annoying, distressing; vexatious, burdensome, grievous, worrisome; difficult. See difficulty.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Causing anxiety]
Syn. upsetting, disquieting, alarming; see disturbing .
2. [Causing nuisance]
Syn. bothersome, inconvenient, annoying, difficult, vexing, vexatious, irritating, oppressive, repressive, distressing, upsetting, painful, dangerous, damaging.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
difficult, bothersome, distressful, stressful, hard, challenging, demanding, tough, taxing, trying, burdensome, tricky, complex, complicated, thorny, convoluted, vexing, irritating, irksome.
ANT.: easy, simple, undemanding, untroubling, *a breeze
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Causing difficulty, trouble, or discomfort: difficult, incommodious, inconvenient. See COMFORT. 2. Troubling to the mind or emotions: disquieting, disruptive, distressful, distressing, disturbing, intrusive, perturbing, troublous, unsettling, upsetting, worrisome. See HAPPY, PAIN. 3. Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations: annoying, bothersome, galling, irksome, irritating, nettle-some, plaguy, provoking, vexatious. See PAIN. 4. Hard to treat, manage, or cope with: wicked. Informal: pesky. Slang: mean2. See EASY.

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