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irritate

Synonyms of irritate in English:

verb

  • 1 if you are feeling slightly down, the smallest things are likely to irritate you
    British informalwind up, nark, get across, get on someone's wick
    North American informaltee off, tick off, burn up, rankle, ride, gravel, bum out
    British informalget on someone's tits
    informal, , datedgive someone the pip
    vulgar slangpiss off
    rareexacerbate, 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
    rareexcoriate
    [Antonyms] soothe
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    irritate, annoy, aggravate, vex, peeve
    See annoy

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