Antonyms of verb soothe

1 of 2 senses of soothe

Sense 2
soothe -- (cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation")
       Antonym of irritate (Sense 2)
      => irritate -- (excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb soothe

2 senses of soothe

Sense 1
comfort, soothe, console, solace -- (give moral or emotional strength to)

Sense 2
soothe -- (cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation")
       => relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage -- (provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches")

Antonyms of adj soothing

2 senses of soothing

Sense 1
soothing -- (affording physical relief; "a soothing ointment for her sunburn")

INDIRECT (VIA comfortable) -> uncomfortable -- (providing or experiencing physical discomfort; "an uncomfortable chair"; "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun")

Sense 2
assuasive, soothing -- (freeing from fear and anxiety)

INDIRECT (VIA reassuring) -> unreassuring, worrisome -- (not reassuring; tending to cause anxiety)

Similarity of adj soothing

2 senses of soothing

Sense 1
soothing -- (affording physical relief; "a soothing ointment for her sunburn")
       => comfortable (vs. uncomfortable), comfy -- (providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal); "comfortable clothes"; "comfortable suburban houses"; "made himself comfortable in an armchair"; "the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable"; "are you comfortable?"; "feeling comfy now?")

Sense 2
assuasive, soothing -- (freeing from fear and anxiety)
       => reassuring (vs. unreassuring) -- (restoring confidence and relieving anxiety; "a very reassuring remark")

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