exciting (part of speech: verb)
igniting (part of speech: verb)
aggravating (part of speech: verb)
exacerbating, upsetting, teasing, arousing, pestering, harrying, infuriating, badgering, vexing, discomposing, irking, harassing, peeving, fretting, antagonizing, bothering, exasperating, troubling, envenoming, grating, enraging, bedeviling, hassling, nagging, baiting, needling, perturbing, disturbing, rankling
painful (part of speech: adjective)
disagreeable, uncomfortable, anguishing, horrendous, acute, besetting, bothersome, hurtful, wrenching, smarting, gnawing, odious, irksome, oppressive, offensive, cramping, bitter, excruciating, aggravating, tormenting, torturing, troublesome, withering, biting, severe, cruel, annoying, aching, woeful, piercing, grievous, irritating, unbearable, trying, sore, painful, harrowing, arduous, miserable, throbbing, stabbing, crushing, burdensome, agonizing, chafing, stinging, unpleasant, cutting, distressful, grueling, insufferable
sensitizing (part of speech: verb)
paining (part of speech: verb)
- He himself, indeed, never seriously thought of devoting himself to such a heathenish occupation, for he was deeply penetrated by the Christian sentiments of his family, and he had even succeeded in inflaming the sons of Porphyrius, who had been baptized at an early age, with zeal for their faith. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- These acts, intended to humiliate the Colonies, had the effect of inflaming them, and the Liberty Boys grew in numbers and determination. - "Stories Of Georgia 1896", Joel Chandler Harris.
- At the same time, care has been taken to avoid inflaming the imagination, or exciting a restless spirit of adventure, by exhibiting false views of life, and creating hopes which, in the ordinary course of things, cannot be realized. - "The Parent's Assistant", Maria Edgeworth.