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Synonyms for irritate
ˈɪr ɪˌteɪtir·ri·tate

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  1. irritateverb

    provoke, rile


  2. irritateverb

    To provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure.

    rile, provoke


  3. irritateverb

    To introduce irritability.

    provoke, rile


  4. irritateverb

    To cause or induce displeasure or irritation.

    rile, provoke


  5. irritateverb

    To induce pain in (all or part of a body or organism).

    provoke, rile


English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

    conciliate, content, gratify, honor, please

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. irritate

    tease, provoke, annoy, exasperate, worry, incense

    soothe, caress, pacify, tame, mollify

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  1. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilverb

    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


  2. irritateverb

    excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame

    "Aspirin irritates my stomach"

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


  3. irritateverb

    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"

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


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  1. irritateverb

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

  2. irritateverb

    (Med.) inflame (by friction)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. irritateverb

    intensify, stimulate, provoke, vex, annoy, offend, chafe

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  1. Max Maizels:

    Keep things that may irritate the bladder away from the diet while the bedwetting is resolving like carbonated beverages, citrus, melons, caffeinated foods.

  2. Queen Victoria, in a letter to King Leopold of Belgium, April 4, 1848:

    Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.

  3. Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi:

    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.

  4. Phyllis Schlafly:

    I only went to law school to irritate the feminists.

  5. Mark Dalton:

    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.

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