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Definition 1: unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for irritation in the sense of this definition

(irritation is a kind of ...) deliberately unfriendly behavior

(... is a kind of irritation ) (informal British usage) aggravation or aggression

"I skipped it because it was too much aggro"

(... is a kind of irritation ) the final irritation that stretches your patience beyond the limit

(... is a kind of irritation ) aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

Definition 2: the act of troubling or annoying someone - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for irritation in the sense of this definition

(irritation is a kind of ...) the practice of treating (someone or something) badly

"he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother"

(... is a kind of irritation ) actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)

(... is a kind of irritation ) something that irritates or demands immediate action

"doing that is like waving a red flag in front of a bull"

Definition 3: an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for irritation in the sense of this definition

(irritation is a kind of ...) feelings of mental or physical pain

Definition 4: a sudden outburst of anger - [noun denoting feeling]

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

  • his temper sparked like damp firewood

Synonyms for irritation in the sense of this definition

(irritation is a kind of ...) anger produced by some annoying irritation

Definition 5: the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for irritation in the sense of this definition

(irritation is a kind of ...) (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic

"a manic state"

(... is a kind of irritation ) an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing

"having to stand in line so long was a real bummer"

(... is a kind of irritation ) a state of irritation or annoyance

(... is a kind of irritation ) a minor annoyance

(... is a kind of irritation ) a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay

(... is a kind of irritation ) a state of agitated irritation

"he was in a snit"

Definition 6: the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for irritation in the sense of this definition

(irritation is a kind of ...) a state of heightened physiological activity

Definition 7: (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation - [noun denoting state]

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

  • any food produced irritation of the stomach

(irritation is a kind of ...) an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies

(irritation is a kind of ...) the state of being sensitive (as to an antigen)

(irritation belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

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