irritating


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

ir·ri·tate

 (ĭr′ĭ-tāt′)
v. ir·ri·tat·ed, ir·ri·tat·ing, ir·ri·tates
v.tr.
1. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy: a loud, bossy voice that irritates listeners. See Synonyms at annoy.
2. To make sore or inflamed: The smoke irritated my eyes.
3. Physiology To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
v.intr.
To be a cause of impatience or anger.

[Latin irrītāre, irrītāt-.]

ir′ri·tat′ing·ly adv.
ir′ri·ta′tor n.

irritating

(ˈɪrɪteɪtɪŋ)
adj
causing annoyance or anger(of a substance, chemical, etc) causing inflammation or tenderness of a bodily organ or part
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irritating - causing irritation or annoyanceirritating - 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"
disagreeable - not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation"
2.irritating - (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite; "an irritative agent"
stimulative - capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
3.irritating - causing physical discomfort; "bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful"
uncomfortable - providing or experiencing physical discomfort; "an uncomfortable chair"; "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun"

irritating

irritating

adjective
Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations:
Translations
nepříjemnýznervózňující
irriterende
ärsyttävä
iritantan
pirrandi
いらいらさせる
화나게 하는
znervózňujúci
razdražljiv
irriterande
ทำให้รำคาญ
kızdırıcısinir bozucusinirlendirici
làm phát cáu

irritating

[ˈɪrɪteɪtɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= annoying) [person, habit] → irritante
it's really most irritatinges de lo más irritante
2. (to skin, eyes) [substance] → irritante

irritating

[ˈɪrɪteɪtɪŋ] adj
(= annoying) [habit] → irritant(e)
(physically)irritant(e)
to be irritating to the skin → être irritant pour la peau
to be irritating to the eyes → être irritant pour les yeux

irritating

adjärgerlich; coughlästig; I find his jokes most irritatingseine Witze regen mich wirklich auf; you really are the most irritating persondu kannst einem wirklich auf die Nerven gehen; how irritating for you!wie ärgerlich!; the irritating thing is that …das Ärgerliche ist, dass …; she has an irritating habit of snapping her fingerssie hat die ärgerliche Angewohnheit, mit den Fingern zu schnipsen

irritating

[ˈɪrɪˌteɪtɪŋ] adj (annoying) → irritante, seccante; (itchy) → irritante

irritate

(ˈiriteit) verb
1. to annoy or make angry. The children's chatter irritated him.
2. to make (a part of the body) sore, red, itchy etc. Soap can irritate a baby's skin.
ˈirritable adjective
easily annoyed. He was in an irritable mood.
ˈirritably adverb
ˌirritaˈbility noun
ˈirritableness noun
ˈirritating adjective
She has an irritating voice.
ˌirriˈtation noun

irritating

مُثِيرٌ لِلْغَضَبِ nepříjemný irriterende nervig εκνευριστικός irritante ärsyttävä agaçant iritantan irritante いらいらさせる 화나게 하는 irritant irriterende irytujący irritante раздражающий irriterande ทำให้รำคาญ sinir bozucu làm phát cáu 气人的

irritating

adj (person, event, etc.) molesto; (substance) irritante
References in classic literature ?
And George laughed - one of those irritating, senseless, chuckle-headed, crack-jawed laughs of his.
Very irritating, when you're trying to work up a good anti-Yankees lather.
AN advert for compensation lawyers has been voted the most irritating TV commercial for the second year running.
SURE, after 24 hours of listening to Jerusalem, Swing Low Sweet Chariot and Land of Hope and Glory, our neighbours south of the Border can seem a bit irritating.
If allergies are a real bother, invest in a high-efficiency filter, which will trap more irritating particles.
But his irritating antics have earned the 52-year-old the top place of most annoying celebrity of all time ahead of bitchy X Factor judge Louis Walsh, who moaned his way through this year's series.
DON'T ask me how or why but last week on Loose Women we got on to things you find irritating.
However, when the problem is a more stubborn one, it can be difficult for a child to be aware, consciously, that he is engaging in this irritating behavior.
BRENDA Lee is responsible for the most irritating Christmas song.
The irritating ad for a mobile phone ringtone features the Crazy Frog naked but for biker goggles and a waistcoat.
While many fads are harmless - coloring hair with Kool-Aid or shoe polish won't make it fall out - others can be irritating or leave permanent damage.
Stains are irritating enough as it is, without the itching and scratching that comes from additive dyes and chemicals in cleaning products.