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Synonyms for irritation
ˌɪr ɪˈteɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irritation, annoyance, vexation, botheration(noun)

    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, irritation(noun)

    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. irritation(noun)

    (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, irritation(noun)

    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, irritation(noun)

    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, provocation(noun)

    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, vexation(noun)

    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

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. irritation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    irritating

  2. irritation(n.)

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

  3. irritation(n.)

    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. Le Drian:

    This initiative is unwelcome. It shows a sort of irritation, it is always dangerous to flirt with the red lines, but the initiative taken ... remains totally within the framework of the Vienna (nuclear) deal.

  2. Andrew Lee:

    One of the interesting areas that we plan to explore in partnership with large companies is actually using our platform technology to include other drugs that previously maybe haven't been suitable for topical or transdermal delivery - or drugs which may have not got through the regulatory filings because, for instance, they might have caused stomach irritation or other side effects when taken orally.

  3. Whitney Bowe:

    You’re basically damaging the skin barrier, not only can it cause inflammation and irritation, but if it’s your go-to remedy, it can also lead toeczema and other major skin issues down the road.I would absolutely avoid it.

  4. Mona Gohara:

    The wrong cleanser can wreck your skin, if you use a standard soap — a cleanser that has a basic pH — it strips the skin of natural oils and compromises the skin barrier, leading to irritation and dry, lackluster skin. Using a mild, pH-neutral nonsoap cleanser helps moisturize while you cleanse and deposits skin-identical lipids back into the skin.

  5. Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo:

    Given what has happened and the level of verbal irritation that I have seen in President Maduro, I have decided to recall our ambassador in Caracas for consultation.

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