Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It irritates this little horse to see anything in front of it.'

The slightest noise disturbs and irritates her until she discovers its cause.

That is what irritates me; that is what makes us quarrel: for I cannot, like him, put the mystery aside.

Rome keeps open the old wound, Rome irritates the old sores.

An excess of audacity calms and overawes him rather than irritates him.

It is when he talks about ‘frontal elevations’ and ‘ground plans’ that he irritates me.

If there's a person in the world who irritates me it's a woman with whims, a woman who has a grievance.

He knows it irritates a woman to see a man absolutely indifferent to her.

While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates.

It frets and irritates the one, it is the key to the peacefulness of the other.'