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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. Sven Jordt:

    Our nose, mouth and throat contain nerve endings that sense painful and irritating chemicals in the inhaled air. For example, the burning, stinging feeling elicited by smoke inhalation is mediated by these nerve endings. They also trigger sneezing and cough, basically to defend the lungs from inhaling toxic chemicals, the new chemicals we identified in e-cigarettes activate these nerve endings more strongly. Especially when activated over a longer period, as in smokers, and potentially in e-cigarette users, these mechanisms have been shown to cause inflammation and asthma and contribute to emphysema.

  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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