Definition of irritating in English:


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


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.
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
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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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  • 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.

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