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  1. annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexingadjective

    causing irritation or annoyance

    "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"

    Synonyms:
    exasperating, corruptive, pestilential, petulant, bothersome, mocking, galling, pestilent, cranky, perversive, pesky, scratchy, pestiferous, pettish, nettlesome, dirty, vexing, painful, irritable, plaguey, quizzical, peevish, irritative, plaguy, maddening, infuriating, annoying, tetchy, testy, fractious, techy, vexatious, pestering, peckish, teasing

    Antonyms:
    comfortable, agreeable, depressant, comfy

  2. irritating, irritativeadjective

    (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite

    "an irritative agent"

    Synonyms:
    pesky, pestering, nettlesome, bothersome, plaguey, painful, teasing, irritative, galling, annoying, plaguy, vexing, pestiferous, vexatious

    Antonyms:
    comfy, depressant, comfortable, agreeable

  3. irritating, painfuladjective

    causing physical discomfort

    "bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful"

    Synonyms:
    nettlesome, annoying, afflictive, teasing, plaguy, vexing, vexatious, galling, irritative, abominable, bothersome, awful, unspeakable, plaguey, atrocious, pestiferous, terrible, pesky, dreadful, pestering, sore, painful

    Antonyms:
    depressant, agreeable, comfy, comfortable

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How to use irritating in a sentence?

  1. Jeanne-Marie Roland:

    A fondness for satire indicates a mind pleased with irritating others for myself, I never could find amusement in killing flies.

  2. Rob Ford:

    There's still a long way to go until the next election in 2024 and, without the European Union, Boris Johnson needs a new enemy that appeals to Boris Johnson base, scotland is nearly perfect, as lots of English voters think Scots get a great deal out of European Union and find the complaining a little irritating.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The two most irritating words in the English language are 'YOU KNOW' because if the people know something, then why a person says the same thing often to them.

  4. Janos Lazar:

    For me as a voter it is downright irritating that a diplomat should come here and tell us how to live or how our voters should live.

  5. Yuzuru Hanyu:

    Of course things were tough at times, and the injury was in a different place from the last time, so the treatment and recovery were different too, which was irritating, but I was able to recover for the Olympics, which gives me confidence - and I think the final step before happiness is suffering.


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