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noun as in a disturbed mental state

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When you’re dealing with irritation over small things, it can be helpful to think of this difference.

For Democratic leaders who promised Georgia voters they would deliver the new checks, this marks the first of no doubt many irritations, as they face at least the next two years of pleasing the median Manchin.

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Benzene exposure can cause immediate health problems, including skin and throat irritation, dizziness, and longer-term effects such as leukemia.

Repeat this process two to three times a week as necessary, and look out for any kind of irritation.

It softens the beard for more comfort and less likelihood of being left with razor burn and other types of skin irritation.

Nicki treats the obsession with her pop ambitions as an irrelevant, surface-level irritation.

Brewers and legal experts speak of him in hushed tones, with equal parts irritation and reverence.

If they are untrue, I can understand your irritation, yet you have never roundly denied them.

I come home sweaty, exhausted, and full of irritation about the three sleeves of Titleists lost in the rough.

Rather, he dishes up a seemingly endless stream of examples of pettiness, irritation, hypocrisy and awkwardness.

"You have threatened me, Planner," answered Allcraft, trembling with irritation.

She heard him moving about the room; every sound indicating impatience and irritation.

She had begun to speak with an abrupt and almost fierce nervous irritation, but she recovered herself immediately.

Much of the haste and irritation which had previously led to blows discharged itself in a good-natured sneeze.

Three weeks ago—two weeks ago—we should have been beside ourselves, but irritation now takes the fine edge off our rejoicings.


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On this page you'll find 83 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to irritation, such as: inflammation, irritability, soreness, tenderness, excitability, and hypersensitivity.

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