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"
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
excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
"Aspirin irritates my stomach"
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"
To provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure.
To introduce irritability.
To cause or induce displeasure or irritation.
To induce pain in (all or part of a body or organism).
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use irritate in a sentence?
I just wanted to be able to push him out of the boat and not really hurt him or irritate him too much because he looked like he just came out of the water because it was wet back there and he was sunning himself to getdry.
Sulfates have been shown to be irritating to eyes and skin in some studies, but just because a shampoo is sulfate-free, that doesn’t mean it’s less likely to irritate: Many sulfate-free shampoos that still lather have other detergents in them.
We call on all sides to remain rational and exercise restraint, and not take any escalatory actions that irritate regional tensions, and not open a Pandora's box, in particular, the U.S. side should alter its extreme pressure methods.
How did the West help us? Did NATO help us during the war? No. Russia is our neighbor, strong and influential. I'm afraid there may be another war if we irritate Russia further with our talk that we want to become a NATO member.
These two mistakes, corruption and delays in decision making, irritate the public and frustrate the investors, this time I will act directly so as to discipline the public service as we discipline the army.
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- জ্বালাতন করাBengali
- عصبانی کردنPersian
- nyppiä, tympiä, ärsyttää, harmittaa, vituttaa, vaivataFinnish
- whakahārangirangi, whakakūrakurakuMāori
- rozdrażniać, drażnićPolish
- sâcâi, agasa, enerva, iritaRomanian
- tahriş etmek, öfkelendirmek, kaşındırmak, sinirlendirmek, sinirini bozmak, sinir etmek, gıcık etmek, kızdırmakTurkish
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