Synonyms of irritant in English:


See definition of irritant


1‘in 1966 Vietnam was becoming an irritant to the Labour government’


annoyance, irritation, source of irritation, source of vexation, source of annoyance, thorn in someone's flesh, thorn in someone's side, pinprick, pest, bother, trial, torment, plague, inconvenience, nuisance, menace

informal aggravation, peeve, pet peeve, pain, pain in the neck, bind, bore, headache, hassle

Scottish informal nyaff, skelf

North American informal pain in the butt, nudnik, burr in someone's saddle, burr under someone's saddle

Australian informal fair cow

NZ Australian informal nark

British vulgar slang pain in the arse


help, pleasure