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1Causing annoyance, impatience, or mild anger.‘an irritating child’
annoying, infuriating, exasperating, maddening, trying, tiresome, vexing, vexatious, irksome, galling, troublesome, bothersome, provoking, displeasingView synonyms
- ‘But they have, all of them, one particularly irritating little habit.’
- ‘I realised that I'm picking up one of my dad's most irritating habits.’
- ‘The endless instrument tuning got a bit irritating at times too.’
- ‘Imagine if that irritating receptionist didn't bother to smile as she told you everything you want is absolutely out of the question.’
- ‘She looked at him, casting him an irritating, exasperated look.’
2Causing irritation to a body part.‘the substance may be irritating to eyes and skin’
- ‘Alcohol can also make the stomach more sensitive to the irritating effect of aspirin.’
- ‘Instead of sunscreens, use sunblocks, which are less irritating to sensitive skin.’
- ‘The hawking is very irritating to the inflamed throat and is often the reason the symptoms persist.’
- ‘I am suffering from a urinary tract infection, which has subsequently resulted in an irritating rash on my face and body.’
- ‘This solution matches your body's salinity, and baking soda makes it less irritating to your sinuses.’
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