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get on one's nerves

See definition of get on one's nerves on Dictionary.com
  • as inpester
  • as inprovoke
  • as inrub the wrong way
  • as inaggravate
  • as inanger
  • as ingrate

synonyms for get on one's nerves

  • annoy
  • badger
  • bedevil
  • hassle
  • hector
  • hound
  • irk
  • nag
  • tease
  • torment
  • beleaguer
  • bug
  • disturb
  • dog
  • fret
  • harry
  • importune
  • insist
  • nudge
  • plague
  • provoke
  • remind
  • ride
  • tantalize
  • worry
  • be at
  • drive crazy
  • drive up the wall
  • get at
  • get in one's hair
  • get to
  • mess with
  • pick at
  • work on
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antonyms for get on one's nerves

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  • delight
  • make happy
  • please
  • aid
  • appease
  • assist
  • calm
  • comfort
  • forget
  • help
  • pacify
  • reassure
  • soothe
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How to use get on one's nerves in a sentence

Every word that now fell from the agitated Empress was balm to the affrighted nerves of her daughter.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The effect was that of a bird of Paradise bringing balm to our overwrought nerves.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
He had not taken his nerves into consideration for the simple reason that he had never known that he possessed any.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
He said something laughingly to the head guide to the effect that climbing was good sport and a fine test for the nerves.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
I am thankful that prolonged mourning is out of date; it made a fright of me and was getting on my nerves.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
There was a vicious aching in his nerves, his muscles were flaccid and unstrung; a numbness was in his brain as well.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
It combats ennui, lassitude, and intolerable vacuity, soothing the nerves and diverting attention from self.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
And the familiar scenery, together with the wholesome exercise of sculling, acted as a tonic to his nerves.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
The nerves of our industrial civilization are worn thin with the rattle of its own machinery.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
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WORDS RELATED TO GET ON ONE'S NERVES

  • be at
  • be on the back of
  • bother
  • bug
  • bum
  • dog
  • drive up the wall
  • exasperate
  • gall
  • get
  • get on one's nerves
  • get to
  • give a hard time
  • grate
  • hack
  • irk
  • irritate
  • nag
  • needle
  • nettle
  • peeve
  • pester
  • pick on
  • pique
  • provoke
  • tease
  • vex
  • wig
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