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Synonyms for irritating

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing(adj)

    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, irritative(adj)

    (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, painful(adj)

    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    irritant, annoying, galling, exasperating, irksome, vexatious, vexing, inconvenient, disturbing

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How to use irritating in a sentence?

  1. Karen Bridbord:

    Issues will come bubbling up in different ways, when everything is irritating you about the other person, that is when you have to look at yourself and why you are so triggered.

  2. Trevanian from the novel "Shibumi":

    It was not their irritating assumption of equality that annoyed Nicholai so much as their cultural confusions. The Americans seemed to confuse standard of living with quality of life, equal opportunity with institutionalized mediocrity, bravery with courage, machismo with manhood, liberty with freedom, wordiness with articulation, fun with pleasure - in short, all of the misconceptions common to those who assume that justice implies equality for all, rather than equality for equals.

  3. Sean Biggerstaff:

    It can be a bit irritating when someone asks me how the new film's coming along when I haven't worked on Harry Potter for two years. Generally speaking, I have no problem with it. Most actors go through their careers without ever being involved in something so spectacular, so I think it would be a bit ignorant of me to object to being associated with it. Harry Potter is an amazing thing. I'm not just being diplomatic here either. I'm still reminded regularly of what a unique experience it was.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The sense of humour creates livingness within you and makes the ways, to avoid hostile, arrogant, and irritating behaviours. If you cannot humour then just enjoy the humour demonstrated by others, if you don't, it means your heart and mind is dead

  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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