What are some opposite words for soothing?

Antonyms for soothing
ˈsu ðɪŋ

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term soothing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soothing(adj)

    affording physical relief

    "a soothing ointment for her sunburn"

    Antonyms:
    uncomfortable, unreassuring, worrisome

    Synonyms:
    assuasive

  2. assuasive, soothing(adj)

    freeing from fear and anxiety

    Antonyms:
    unreassuring, uncomfortable, worrisome

    Synonyms:
    assuasive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. soothing(a)

    Synonyms:
    bland, emollient, demulcent, gratifying, quieting, sedative

Editors Contribution

  1. corrosive

    corrosive means hurting. so it's opposite in such a context should be pleasing or soothing, encouraging

    the comments were corrosive. the comments we're encouraging.

    Submitted by anonymous on August 4, 2020  

How to use soothing in a sentence?

  1. Lord Byron:

    How sweet and soothing is this hour of calm! I thank thee, night! for thou has chased away these horrid bodements which, amidst the throng, I could not dissipate; and with the blessing of thy benign and quiet influence now will I to my couch, although to rest is almost wronging such a night as this.

  2. Lauren Brettschneider:

    Farming can be very soothing. You are growing something, creating, the class really inspires and motivates [ the veterans ].

  3. Noel Monk:

    Eddie was having a lot of problems at that time, after they got married, he had drank too much, he had done too much. They went from the church to the reception. It was a beautiful mansion with wonderful people, but I couldn’t find Eddie. I couldn’t find Valerie. So I went looking for them and found them in the bathroom upstairs… Valerie was soothing him. It was certainly understandable. It didn’t impact their marriage. It certainly didn’t dictate the way things might turned out.’ The marriage lasted for almost two decades until their divorce in 2007, but the band was crumbling much sooner than that. There were mountains of cocaine and ever-flowing booze involved, but Van Halen was also led by a flamboyant singer with a fearsome Jekyll and Hyde personality. David Lee Roth in London. (Courtesy of Noel Monk).

  4. Alan Gayle:

    Gradualism for rate increases is a soothing message for the market, september remains on the table, but the downward drift in the forecasts for next year means the increases will happen gradually, and that's a relief for investors.

  5. Kristina Hooper:

    You have a Fed that's less interested in being a soothing nanny.

How to pronounce soothing?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say soothing in sign language?

  1. soothing

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#13845uncomfortable
#18586soothing
#53315worrisome

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