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Synonyms for irritating

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  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 for "irritating":

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

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How to use irritating in a sentence?

  1. Paradi Mirmirani:

    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.

  2. Choe Son Hui:

    The U.S. had better not put our patience to the test any longer with such remarks irritating us if it doesn't want to have bitter regrets afterwards.

  3. Baron Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett:

    May every young scientist remember... and not fail to keep his eyes open for the possibility that an irritating failure of his apparatus to give consistent results may once or twice in a lifetime conceal an important discovery.

  4. 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.

  5. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka:

    You can't win a struggle without irritating those who you are trying to convert, we need to get across the message that feminism is not about hating men, hating those who don't buy into our agenda, but it is about extending and advancing women's rights .. and ending the deep prejudices against women that still exist.


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