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1. irritating

adjective. ['ˈɪrəˌteɪtɪŋ'] causing irritation or annoyance.

Synonyms

  • pestering
  • nettlesome
  • plaguy
  • vexatious
  • pesky
  • annoying
  • pestiferous
  • bothersome
  • plaguey
  • vexing
  • galling
  • disagreeable

Antonyms

  • unplayful
  • unseductive
  • good-natured
  • ecdemic

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Words that Rhyme with Irritating

  • abating
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  • abetting
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  • abutting
  • accelerating
  • accenting
  • accentuating
  • accepting
  • accepting
  • accommodating
  • accosting
  • accrediting
  • accumulating
  • acquitting
  • acting

Example sentences of the word irritating


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
To prevent soap from irritating his eyes and mouth, wring the washcloth before washing his face.

2. Adjective
There are few things more irritating and painful than a foreign object in the eye.

Quotes containing the word irritating


1. The only way to get love is to be lovable. It's very irritating if you have a lot of money. You'd like to think you could write a check: 'I'll buy a million dollars' worth of love.' But it doesn't work that way. The more you give love away, the more you get.
- Warren Buffett

2. People are basically irritating. Myself included.
- Sherrilyn Kenyon, Devil May Cry

3. Not all of Derrida's writing is to everyone's taste. He had an irritating habit of overusing the rhetorical question, which lends itself easily to parody: 'What is it, to speak? How can I even speak of this? Who is this "I"who speaks of speaking?
- Terry Eagleton

2. irritating

adjective. ['ˈɪrəˌteɪtɪŋ'] (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite.

Synonyms

  • irritative

Antonyms

  • antiseptic
  • pleasing

3. irritating

adjective. ['ˈɪrəˌteɪtɪŋ'] causing physical discomfort; they can be very painful".

Synonyms

  • painful

Antonyms

  • endemic
  • good
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