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Meaning of IRRITATING

Pronunciation:  'iri`teyting

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"
  2. [adj]  causing physical discomfort; "bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful"
  3. [adj]  (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite; "an irritative agent"
 

IRRITATING is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: annoying, bothersome, disagreeable, galling, irritative, nettlesome, painful, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguey, plaguy, stimulative, teasing, uncomfortable, vexatious, vexing
 

 

 

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 Related Terms: acerbic, acid, acrid, aggravating, aggravative, annoying, asperous, astringent, biting, bitter, bothering, bothersome, caustic, chafing, contentious, cutting, disturbing, escharotic, exasperating, exasperative, fretting, galling, grating, grinding, harassing, harsh, importunate, importune, irking, irksome, irritant, irritative, keen, mordant, nose-tickling, penetrating, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, piercing, piquant, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, poignant, provocative, provoking, pungent, rasping, rough, scratchy, severe, sharp, sour, stinging, teasing, tiresome, tormenting, trenchant, troublesome, troubling, vexatious, vexing, vitriolic, wearisome, worrisome, worrying
 

 

 

 

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