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Definition 1: causing irritation or annoyance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where irritating or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for irritating in the sense of this definition

(irritating is similar to ...) not to your liking

"a disagreeable situation"

Definition 2: (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where irritating or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an irritative agent

Synonyms for irritating in the sense of this definition

(irritating is similar to ...) capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent

Definition 3: causing physical discomfort - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where irritating or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful

Synonyms for irritating in the sense of this definition

(irritating is similar to ...) providing or experiencing physical discomfort

"an uncomfortable chair" "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun"

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