Definition of irritating in English:

irritating

Syllabification: ir·ri·tat·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈiriˌtātiNG
 
/

adjective

1Causing annoyance, impatience, or mild anger: an irritating child
More 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.
Synonyms
annoying, infuriating, exasperating, maddening, trying, tiresome, vexing, vexatious, obnoxious, irksome, nagging, niggling, galling, grating, aggravating, pestilential
2Causing irritation to a body part: the substance may be irritating to eyes and skin
More 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.

Derivatives

irritatingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Anyway, I feel that nothing but damage has been done to the protesters' cause by the ubiquity of this irritatingly smug individual.
  • The fight scenes were incoherent, shot in that irritatingly choppy style which leaves you with little idea of what's going on.
  • Most irritatingly, she concludes each chapter or section with bullet points, in heavy print.

Definition of irritating in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day apposite
Pronunciation: ˈapəzit
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something