aggravating (part of speech: verb)
infuriating, nagging, aggravating, needling, hassling, troubling, exacerbating, enraging, arousing, fretting, irking, exasperating, harassing, harrying, teasing, pestering, grating, chafing, vexing, upsetting, envenoming, annoying, tormenting, antagonizing, bedeviling, badgering, rankling, inflaming, perturbing, disturbing, discomposing, irritating, bothering, peeving
decoying (part of speech: verb)
- He tried to remember the suggestions in the harassing days that followed; baiting Joe Billing becoming popular as a pastime from which no evil results need be feared. - "Project Gutenberg, Deep Waters, by W.W. Jacobs", W.W. Jacobs.
- They afford much sport to those inclined for such exercises; but the cruel practice of bear- baiting is discontinued. - "Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals", R. Lee.
- He first seized on Rawleigh more like the kinsman than the vice- admiral, and proposed travelling together to London, and baiting at the houses of the friends of Rawleigh. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)", Isaac Disraeli.