Definition of irritating in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪrɪteɪtɪŋ/


1Causing annoyance, impatience, or mild anger: an irritating child
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  • She looked at him, casting him an irritating, exasperated look.
  • Imagine if that irritating receptionist didn't bother to smile as she told you everything you want is absolutely out of the question.
  • But they have, all of them, one particularly irritating little habit.
2Causing irritation to a body part: the substance may be irritating to eyes and skin
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  • I am suffering from a urinary tract infection, which has subsequently resulted in an irritating rash on my face and body.
  • The hawking is very irritating to the inflamed throat and is often the reason the symptoms persist.
  • Alcohol can also make the stomach more sensitive to the irritating effect of aspirin.
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