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- adj. Causing irritation, annoyance or pain.
- adj. Stimulating or exciting a response.
- v. Present participle of irritate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. causing annoyance.
- adj. causing irritation of living tissue; -- used of physical stimuli.
- adj. causing pain or physical discomfort.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing irritation; vexing; provoking; exasperating.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. causing irritation or annoyance
- adj. (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite
- adj. causing physical discomfort
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Even more irritating is when they ask how his grades/test scores were last year.
Wolf Larsen was quite considerate, the sailors helped me, and I was no longer in irritating contact with Thomas Mugridge.
Hypersensitivity to certain irritating substances (allergens).
There is a certain irritating sort of journalist - perhaps unfairly, Zoe Williams of the Guardian is the first name that springs to mind - who affects an adolescent offhandedness in his of her writing.
What I find irritating is that the studio has already commissioned the writers to come up with a sequel for a movie that's still half a year away from release.
What's getting really irritating is the oppositions strategy of using fear as fact.
What's even more irritating is the angle the reporter used, which is the presumably counter-intuitive notion that heart attacks kill more hunters than stray bullets.
It's irritating from a normal "Ugh, and I waste my time on this?!" standpoint, baffles me from a "And yet people believe this myth be true enough times to make it worth the scammer's while" perspective and infuriates me from a "And I pay someone to sift through these emails?!" view.
I ` m here because I hope you will agree that an uncoerced, uncoercable press, though at times irritating, is vital to the perpetuation of the freedom and democracy we so often take for granted.
What I find irritating is that after three readings of the book, she STILL gets it wrong.