One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he had a sceptical air guaranteed to rile Ursula’
irritate, annoy, bother, vex, provoke, displease, upset, offend, affront, anger, exasperate, infuriate, gall, irk, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, disgruntle, pique, rankle with, nettle, needle, ruffle, get on someone's nerves, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hackles, rub up the wrong way
peeve, aggravate, miff, get, get to, bug, get under someone's skin, get in someone's hair, get up someone's nose, hack off, get someone's goat
British nark, get on someone's wick, give someone the hump, wind up, get across
North American tick off, rankle, ride, gravel, bum out
vulgar slang piss off
British vulgar slang get on someone's tits
rare exacerbate, hump, rasp
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