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Synonyms of irritate in English:


  • 1 if you are feeling slightly down, the smallest things are likely to irritate you
    British informal wind up, nark, get across, get on someone's wick
    North American informal tee off, tick off, burn up, rankle, ride, gravel, bum out
    British informal get on someone's tits
    informal , dated give someone the pip
    vulgar slang piss off
    rare exacerbate, hump, rasp
    [Antonyms] pacify
  • 2 some sand got into the car and irritated my eyes
    inflame, aggravate;
    hurt, pain;
    chafe, abrade, fret, gall, rub painfully, rub against, scratch, rasp, scrape, graze, grate
    rare excoriate
    [Antonyms] soothe
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    irritate, annoy, aggravate, vex, peeve
    See annoy

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