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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

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How to use irritating in a sentence?

  1. 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

  2. Kin Hubbard:

    Nothing is as irritating as the fellow who chats pleasantly while he's overcharging you.

  3. W. H. Auden:

    Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.

  4. 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.

  5. Anthony Rinna:

    This incident could be irritating for Russia, yet will hardly be a major setback for a relationship already under immense strain due to various issues such as sanctions.

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