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1. irritation

noun. ['ˌɪrɪˈteɪʃən'] the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed.

Synonyms

  • miff
  • seeing red
  • impatience
  • annoyance
  • psychological state
  • bummer
  • mental state
  • snit
  • botheration
  • huff
  • restlessness
  • psychological condition
  • pinprick
  • mental condition

Antonyms

  • be full
  • be well
  • uninjured
  • undamaged

Etymology

  • irritatio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Irritation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word irritation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Because water acts as a lubricant, exfoliating can reduce irritation for those with thin or easily-irritated skin.

Quotes containing the word irritation


1. Not really hungry.""She’ll eat."Pritkin said curtly."I said —""If you starve to death it would damage my professional reputation.""I eat plenty.""The same does not apply should I strangle you in understandable irritation, however.""I’ll have a sandwich,"I told Nick. "No meat.
- Karen Chance, Embrace the Night

2. What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation.
- Steve Maraboli

3. They don't understand it. They're not old enough to know the first instinct of irritation should be avoided in order to keep an open mind.
- Amelia Gray, Museum of the Weird

2. irritation

noun. ['ˌɪrɪˈteɪʃən'] a sudden outburst of anger.

Synonyms

  • chafe
  • annoyance
  • pique
  • temper

Antonyms

  • ill humor
  • soften
  • inelasticity
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • irritatio (Latin)

3. irritation

noun. ['ˌɪrɪˈteɪʃən'] an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress.

Synonyms

  • suffering
  • soreness
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • respectful
  • agreeable
  • please
  • soothe

Etymology

  • irritatio (Latin)

4. irritation

noun. ['ˌɪrɪˈteɪʃən'] the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland.

Synonyms

  • innervation
  • arousal

Antonyms

  • pleasure
  • happy
  • untroubled

Etymology

  • irritatio (Latin)

5. irritation

noun. ['ˌɪrɪˈteɪʃən'] the act of troubling or annoying someone.

Synonyms

  • annoyance
  • annoying
  • red flag
  • exasperation
  • mistreatment

Antonyms

  • patience
  • mental illness
  • elation
  • depression

Etymology

  • irritatio (Latin)

6. irritation

noun. ['ˌɪrɪˈteɪʃən'] unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment.

Synonyms

  • aggression
  • aggro
  • twit
  • taunt
  • provocation
  • taunting
  • aggravation

Antonyms

  • exhale
  • calmness
  • immobility
  • friendliness

Etymology

  • irritatio (Latin)

7. irritation

noun. ['ˌɪrɪˈteɪʃən'] (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation.

Synonyms

  • abnormalcy
  • sensitization
  • sensitisation

Antonyms

  • typicality
  • familiarity
  • exciting
  • unexciting

Etymology

  • irritatio (Latin)
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