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synonyms for irritating

  • annoying
  • bothersome
  • disturbing
  • provoking
  • trying
See also synonyms for: irritatingly / nonirritating
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How to use irritating in a sentence

The nasty scandal at the Pandemonium had been particularly irritating to Haggard personally.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Their boasted successes, the crowding of colonies, schemes of settlement and development,—all were disagreeable and irritating.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
If irritating to the skin, these lotions can be made weaker, or less frequently applied than might otherwise be necessary.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
It took him some moments to recognize them as the irritating rustling of his silken dress.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
The prince said nothing, but the smile that played upon his thin lips was a sufficient and most irritating answer.
BLACK DIAMONDSMR JKAI
If the man were irritating, do you suppose she wouldn't arrange—wouldn't find means—?
HILDASARAH JEANETTE DUNCAN
The youngsters can not remain immovable, and the effort to make them do so is irritating to no purpose.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
I sat down to write to Julian, and was cautious not to let one irritating word proceed from my pen.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
The swish of a skirt seemed ridiculously loud in the hush, and the scratching of the judge's quill pen was noisily irritating.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Irresistibly urging, intangibly irritating, perpetually suggesting, they had prepared him for the dominion of Jane Holland.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO IRRITATING

  • annoying
  • biting
  • caustic
  • cutting
  • galling
  • hard to take
  • harsh
  • hateful
  • hurtful
  • irritating
  • nasty
  • rough
  • rubbing the wrong way
  • sharp
  • spiky
  • unpleasant
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.