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Synonyms for irritate
ˈɪr ɪˌteɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil(verb)

    cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

    "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

    Synonyms:
    nark, dumbfound, get at, reproof, chide, bait, mystify, urticate, rile, fret, dun, cod, razz, crucify, stick, bedevil, reprimand, reach, amaze, lambaste, devil, get to, rub, tantalise, frustrate, annoy, chew out, beat, lambast, trounce, tease, taunt, roil, access, berate, chew up, disoblige, torment, stupefy, lecture, trouble oneself, agitate, put out, rag, discommode, inconvenience oneself, ride, bewilder, dress down, tantalize, stir up, rally, make, remonstrate, flummox, incommode, get, baffle, jaw, rebuke, worry, pose, vex, inconvenience, perplex, raise up, bother, gravel, disturb, take to task, fray, gall, puzzle, trouble, bawl out, scratch, nettle, progress to, call on the carpet, commove, twit, excoriate, have words, chafe, scold, call down, shake up, nonplus

    Antonyms:
    soothe

  2. irritate(verb)

    excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame

    "Aspirin irritates my stomach"

    Synonyms:
    annoy, nettle, get to, rag, gravel, rile, devil, bother, nark, vex, chafe, get at

    Antonyms:
    soothe

  3. irritate(verb)

    excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus

    "irritate the glands of a leaf"

    Synonyms:
    annoy, nettle, get to, rag, gravel, rile, devil, bother, nark, vex, chafe, get at

    Antonyms:
    soothe

Wiktionary

  1. irritate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    provoke, rile

    Antonyms:
    please

  2. irritate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    rile, provoke

    Antonyms:
    please

  3. irritate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    provoke, rile

    Antonyms:
    please

  4. irritate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    rile, provoke

    Antonyms:
    please

  5. irritate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    provoke, rile

    Antonyms:
    please

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. irritate

    One may be annoyed by the well-meaning awkwardness of a servant, irritated by a tight shoe or a thoughtless remark, vexed at some careless neglect or needless misfortune, wounded by the ingratitude of child or friend. To tease is to give some slight and perhaps playful annoyance. Aggravate in the sense of offend is colloquial. To provoke, literally to call out or challenge, is to begin a contest; one provokes another to violence. To affront is to offer some defiant offense or indignity, as it were, to one's face; it is somewhat less than to insult. Compare PIQUE.

    Synonyms:
    affront, aggravate, annoy, displease, exasperate, insult, offend, provoke, tease, vex, wound

    Antonyms:
    conciliate, content, gratify, honor, please

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. irritate

    Synonyms:
    tease, provoke, annoy, exasperate, worry, incense

    Antonyms:
    soothe, caress, pacify, tame, mollify

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. irritate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    provoke, nettle, chafe, incense, exasperate, enrage, anger, fret, offend, vex, annoy, tease, gall

  2. irritate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Med.) inflame (by friction)

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    annoy

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