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. 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.

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    We may perceive silence as hell or feel it as stilled happiness that brings us into harmony with our individuality. Some atoms or particles of sounds can, nonetheless, coincide with silence and create a mood of soothing relief. So, can the gentle roaring of the waves induce calmness and open another dimension to a cosmic experience. (“Sounds of silence”)

  3. 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.

  4. Yang Hai:

    The U.S. raising rates would trigger fresh fears of capital flight, so leaving the rates unchanged is positive, though mildly, regulators' softening stance in the clean-up of illegal margin financing is also market-soothing. The market had expected an end-September deadline, but obviously, it's not the case.

  5. Kristina Hooper:

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

How to pronounce soothing?

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US English
Daniel
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Karen
Australian
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Indian

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