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irritating
American English: /ˈɪrɪˌteɪdɪŋ/
British English: /ˈɪrɪteɪtɪŋ/

Translation of irritating in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (annoying)
    (person/remark/noise/cheerfulness)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (causing soreness)
    (substance/agent)
    Example sentences
    • 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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