Synonyms for irritating

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It would be irritating, if you didn't secretly feel the same yourself.

But he had previously seen her so pained that he felt afraid of irritating her again.

I bore his horrible humors, his mad, irritating, capricious temper.

Her system of espial is even more minute and irritating than that of Russia.

This was an irritating fact, but being 131 a fact had to be accepted.

Still, for all this irritating abuse Vulp had only himself and his ancestry to blame.

Mist is deceitful, the dead luminosity of the fog is irritating.

To see it withdrawn from him for the merest instant was irritating—seemed a disaster.

Unfortunately I had had some irritating interviews during the day.

Nothing of an annoying or irritating nature must be broached to the convalescent just yet.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "stimulate to action, rouse, incite," from Latin irritatus, past participle of irritare "excite, provoke." An earlier verb form was irrite (mid-15c.), from Old French irriter. Meaning "annoy, make impatient" is from 1590s. Related: Irritated; irritating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IRRITATING

acrid

adjectivebitter, sour to taste
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