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  • verbupset, anger
  • verbhurt, chafe

synonyms for irritates

  • aggravate
  • annoy
  • bother
  • confuse
  • disturb
  • enrage
  • exasperate
  • gall
  • incense
  • inflame
  • infuriate
  • irk
  • offend
  • peeve
  • provoke
  • rankle
  • rattle
  • rile
  • sour
  • vex
  • abrade
  • affront
  • bug
  • burn
  • chafe
  • distemper
  • fret
  • get
  • grate
  • harass
  • madden
  • needle
  • nettle
  • pain
  • pester
  • pique
  • rasp
  • roil
  • ruffle
  • try
  • drive up the wall
  • get on nerves
  • get under skin
  • put out
  • rub the wrong way

antonyms for irritates

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  • aid
  • alleviate
  • appease
  • calm
  • comfort
  • delight
  • encourage
  • help
  • make happy
  • order
  • organize
  • pacify
  • placate
  • please
  • soothe
  • assist
  • assuage
  • mollify
  • please
  • help
  • assist
  • delight
  • assuage
  • calm
  • aid
  • soothe
  • appease
  • alleviate
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How to use irritates in a sentence

It depresses the humble sufferer from its baneful effects; it irritates the passions of the unamiable.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
A poor cigar irritates the throat aside from the regular effect of the tobacco, especially if there is much nitre in the wrapper.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
Of course Mrs. Shadd is doing this to retain her grip, but it irritates me more than I can say to have her get it just the same.
MRS. RAFFLESJOHN KENDRICK BANGS
The state of things is secured by clemency; severity represseth a few, but irritates more.
DISCOVERIES MADE UPON MEN AND MATTERBEN JONSON
Courage under misfortune irritates the hearts of cowards, but it is pleasing to generous minds.
THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
The club which you are 'permitted to make use of' on these occasions always irritates with its strangeness and discomfort.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
If you display any independence, whether of language or of opinion, it irritates him.
MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.1/3, 1831-1835DOROTHY DUCHESSE DE DINO
The sight of the koel affects a crow in much the same way as a red cloth irritates a bull.
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
If outrage irritates even cowards, what will it do to hearts that have courage?
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XVIII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
In order to debase Matvey, whose superiority irritates him, Titov asks him to participate in his extortions.
CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN NOVELISTSSERGE PERSKY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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