Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective aroused to impatience or anger.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of irritate.
  • adjective Experiencing a feeling of irritation.
  • adjective pathology Inflamed and painful.

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  • adjective aroused to impatience or anger

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There was a smile in her voice—she was aware the term irritated him.

    This Calder Range

  • There was a smile in her voice—she was aware the term irritated him.

    This Calder Range

  • Heather couldn’t put her finger on it, but something about his expression irritated her.

    Twisted

  • Heather couldn’t put her finger on it, but something about his expression irritated her.

    Twisted

  • Heather couldn’t put her finger on it, but something about his expression irritated her.

    Twisted

  • A man, in irritated tones, was questioning over and over,

    CHAPTER 3

  • The phrase irritated Stuart, but he had sense enough to keep still.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas

  • She did not care about golf, and to-day the mere sound of the name irritated her.

    The Way of Ambition

  • A year before that talk would have been highly gratifying and flattering, but now I read with a critical eye, and while I could find no fault with the sentiments expressed, the form of the expression irritated me.

    David Malcolm

  • The mass of hair wet through with the heat, was odious to me, the hair-pins all becoming rusty and spoilt with it, and the skin irritated to a degree that seemed to me to threaten erysipelas.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

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  • IrRitATEd

    June 1, 2008