- adj1. embarrassing, discomforting, discomposing, disturbing, distressing, disconcerting, upsetting; unpleasant, disagreeable, painful, hard, rough, difficult, trying, nerve-racking; irritating, irksome, annoying, troublesome, bothersome.2. uneasy, ill-at-ease, nervous, tense, stressful, strained, Sl. uptight, keyed up, tensed up; upset, disturbed, bothered, perturbed, distressed, troubled, worried, concerned, disquieted, Archaic. disquiet; unquiet, fretful, restless, impatient, fidgety, itchy, itching, Sl. antsy; jumpy, jittery, edgy, on edge, Inf. on pins and needles, on tenterhooks; on a tightrope, on a-cliff edge, waiting for the other shoe to drop, waiting for the ax to fall, waiting for the bomb to go off; apprehensive, alarmed, anxious, with one's heart in one's mouth, fearful.
A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.