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For example, the sun may evoke an existential angst.

How could I phrase it like "The ___ sun", where ___ is a word that could succinctly communicate my sentiment.

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    I'm a little confused; something which evokes a feeling is evocative. Is that what you're looking for, or do you want a word which means to evoke something specific, like your "existential angst" example? (And does the Sun really make you feel bad? Always cheers me up!) – Dan Bron May 4 '15 at 10:22
  • @DanBron is right. Evocative is the catch-all term. If you need to be more specific than that, by all means be more specific. – Robusto May 4 '15 at 10:53
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    The "sullen" sun ... – user98990 May 4 '15 at 18:49
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    Another s**t day loomed ahead as the sun rose. (Little Eva's “a/another sullen day” would sound more poetic) – Mari-Lou A May 4 '15 at 20:09
  • Thank you, dear. But yours @Mari-Lou, is far more tangible. – user98990 May 5 '15 at 16:48
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You appear to be looking for a word that refers to the evocation of something negative:

Disquieting:

  • causing mental discomfort. Disquieting thoughts echo deep in my soul.

Perturbing:

  • causing distress or worry or anxiety;

The Free Dictionary

  • Further: ominous, threatening, for bearing, disturbing, unsettling... – Benny Bottema May 4 '15 at 18:43
  • The perturbing sun? How can a sun be perturbing? I have never heard of a sun being described like that. – Mari-Lou A May 4 '15 at 19:54
  • @Mari-LouA well, if the sun exerts a negative influence on you awakening bad memomies or anxieties ...it may well be described with a number of unusual adjectives that one does not commonly associate with it. (that is what I undestood from the question) – user66974 May 6 '15 at 15:55

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