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Synonyms for irritation
ˌɪr ɪˈteɪ ʃənir·ri·ta·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. irritation

    Displeasure is the mildest and most general word. Choler and ire, now rare except in poetic or highly rhetorical language, denote a still, and the latter a persistent, anger. Temper used alone in the sense of anger is colloquial, tho we may correctly say a hot temper, a fiery temper, etc. Passion, tho a word of far wider application, may, in the singular, be employed to denote anger; "did put me in a towering passion," Shakespeare Hamlet act v, sc. 2. Anger is violent and vindictive emotion, which is sharp, sudden, and, like all violent passions, necessarily brief. Resentment (a feeling back or feeling over again) is persistent, the bitter brooding over injuries. Exasperation, a roughening, is a hot, superficial intensity of anger, demanding instant expression. Rage drives one beyond the bounds of prudence or discretion; fury is stronger yet, and sweeps one away into uncontrollable violence. Anger is personal and usually selfish, aroused by real or supposed wrong to oneself, and directed specifically and intensely against the person who is viewed as blameworthy. Indignation is impersonal and unselfish displeasure at unworthy acts (Latin indigna), i. e., at wrong as wrong. Pure indignation is not followed by regret, and needs no repentance; it is also more self-controlled than anger. Anger is commonly a sin; indignation is often a duty. Wrath is deep and perhaps vengeful displeasure, as when the people of Nazareth were "filled with wrath" at the plain words of Jesus (Luke iv, 28); it may, however, simply express the culmination of righteous indignation without malice in a pure being; as, the wrath of God. Impatience, fretfulness, irritation, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, and vexation express the slighter forms of anger. Irritation, petulance, and vexation are temporary and for immediate cause. Fretfulness, pettishness, and peevishness are chronic states finding in any petty matter an occasion for their exercise. Compare ACRIMONY; ENMITY; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    anger, animosity, choler, displeasure, exasperation, fretfulness, fury, impatience, indignation, ire, offense, passion, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, rage, resentment, temper, vexation, wrath

    Antonyms:
    amiability, charity, forbearance, gentleness, leniency, lenity, long-suffering, love, mildness, patience, peace, peaceableness, peacefulness, self-control, self-restraint

    Preposition:
    Anger at the insult prompted the reply. Anger toward the offender exaggerates the offense.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. irritation, annoyance, vexation, botherationnoun

    the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

    Synonyms:
    aggravator, temper, annoying, botheration, pique, innervation, chafe, discomfort, provocation, worry, infliction, pain in the ass, excitation, concern, bother, soreness, pain, aggravation, headache, vexation, annoyance, pain in the neck

  2. pique, temper, irritationnoun

    a sudden outburst of anger

    "his temper sparked like damp firewood"

    Synonyms:
    discomfort, temper, annoying, toughness, botheration, surliness, biliousness, innervation, mood, provocation, peevishness, pique, humor, pettishness, excitation, soreness, irritability, humour, aggravation, snappishness, vexation, annoyance

  3. irritationnoun

    (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation

    "any food produced irritation of the stomach"

    Synonyms:
    temper, soreness, annoying, provocation, pique, aggravation, excitation, innervation, discomfort, annoyance, vexation, botheration

  4. excitation, innervation, irritationnoun

    the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland

    Synonyms:
    fervor, annoying, excitement, botheration, pique, innervation, inflammation, discomfort, provocation, excitation, soreness, aggravation, fervour, temper, vexation, annoyance

  5. discomfort, soreness, irritationnoun

    an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress

    Synonyms:
    temper, tenderness, rawness, uncomfortableness, botheration, soreness, provocation, pique, aggravation, excitation, annoying, innervation, annoyance, vexation, discomfort

  6. aggravation, irritation, provocationnoun

    unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

    Synonyms:
    discomfort, temper, annoying, exacerbation, botheration, pique, innervation, provocation, incitement, incitation, excitation, soreness, exasperation, aggravation, vexation, annoyance

  7. annoyance, annoying, irritation, vexationnoun

    the act of troubling or annoying someone

    Synonyms:
    aggravator, temper, annoying, botheration, pain in the ass, innervation, chafe, discomfort, provocation, worry, infliction, excitation, soreness, concern, bother, pique, pain, aggravation, headache, vexation, annoyance, pain in the neck

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. irritationnoun

    Synonyms:
    irritating

  2. irritationnoun

    Synonyms:
    exasperation, provocation, wrath, ire, anger, passion, excitement, indignation, resentment

  3. irritationnoun

    Synonyms:
    (Med.) inflammation (by friction)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "irritation":

    irritant, annoyance, anger, exasperation, rash

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How to use irritation in a sentence?

  1. Jorgen Vestbo:

    In addition, secondhand smoke exposure leads to irritation and inflammation in the airways and if this becomes chronic there will be scarring (deposition of connective tissue) in the walls of the airways making them smaller and stiffer.

  2. National Security Adviser Susan Rice:

    In President Barack Obama meetings with President Xi, President Barack Obama has repeatedly made plain that state-sponsored, cyber-enabled economic espionage must stop, this isn't a mild irritation. It is an economic and national security concern to United States. It puts enormous strain on our bilateral relationship, and it is a critical factor in determining the future trajectory of U.S.-China ties.

  3. Rupal Morjaria:

    It was such a large mass, we were really surprised that the patient didn’t notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there.

  4. Tristan Walker:

    Shaving irritation and razor bumps [ are ] issues some 80 % of black men and women have globally, if you have curly hair, this is an issue that you're likely to face.

  5. Doug Plitt:

    If you get it on your skin it could cause irritation to the skin rashes.


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