Synonyms for Besetting:
burdensome, sore, horrendous, uncomfortable, painful, inflaming, Gnawing, aching, stinging, wrenching, irritating, Torturing., smarting, odious, acute, hurtful, disagreeable, grueling, oppressive, unbearable, crushing, unpleasant, grievous, stabbing, severe, chafing, throbbing, piercing, arduous, Cramping, annoying, tormenting, Irksome, agonizing, aggravating, excruciating, bitter, offensive, troublesome, cutting, bothersome, insufferable, woeful, withering, anguishing, biting, miserable, distressful, trying, cruel, harrowing.
Usage examples for Besetting
One of the besetting sins of his time was the habitual concealment of our better selves- upon the whole, a far less dangerous national error than the habitual advertisement of our better selves, which has become the practice, public and privately, of society in this age. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins