Irritating

  • 1 irritating — adj. 1. causing annoyance. Syn: annoying, galling, chafing, nettlesome, pesky, pestiferous, pestilent, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. causing irritation of living tissue; used of physical stimuli. Syn: irritant …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 irritating — index caustic, irksome, loathsome, offensive (offending), painful, provocative, vexatious Burton s …

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  • 3 irritating — adj. 1) irritating to + inf. (it s irritating to see them waste so much time) 2) irritating that + clause (it s irritating that he got off so easy) * * * irritating that + clause (it s irritating that he got off so easy) irritating to + inf. (it… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 4 irritating — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ The sheer number of tourists can be irritating. ▪ become, get ▪ The song gets a bit irritating after a while. ▪ find sth …

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  • 5 irritating — ir|ri|tat|ing [ˈırıteıtıŋ] adj an irritating habit, situation etc keeps annoying you ▪ He s the most irritating man I ve ever met. ▪ He was smiling in a way I found very irritating . irritating habit/characteristics/mannerisms ▪ She has an… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 irritating — [[t]ɪ̱rɪteɪtɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is irritating keeps annoying you. They also have the irritating habit of interrupting. Syn: annoying Derived words: irritatingly ADV GRADED usu ADV adj, also ADV with cl They can be irritatingly… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 irritating — adjective an irritating habit, situation etc is annoying: She has an irritating habit of interrupting everything you say. irritatingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 irritating — adjective 1. causing irritation or annoyance (Freq. 1) 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… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 Irritating — Irritate Ir ri*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Irritated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Irritating}.] [L. irritatus, p. p. of irritare. Of doubtful origin.] [1913 Webster] 1. To increase the action or violence of; to heighten excitement in; to intensify; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 irritating — irritatingly, adv. /ir i tay ting/, adj. causing irritation; annoying; provoking: irritating questions. [1700 10; IRRITATE + ING2] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 irritating — ir|ri|tat|ing [ ırı,teıtıŋ ] adjective * making you feel annoyed or impatient: He had an irritating habit of cracking his knuckles. ╾ ir|ri|tat|ing|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 irritating — adjective a slow Web site is irritating to your customers Syn: annoying, infuriating, exasperating, maddening, trying, tiresome, vexing, vexatious, obnoxious, irksome, nagging, niggling, galling, grating, aggravating, pestilential …

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  • 13 irritating */ — UK [ˈɪrɪˌteɪtɪŋ] / US adjective making you feel annoyed or impatient He had an irritating habit of cracking his knuckles. Derived word: irritatingly adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 14 irritating — [ˈɪrɪˌteɪtɪŋ] adj making you feel annoyed or angry He had an irritating habit of cracking his knuckles.[/ex] irritatingly adv …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 15 irritating — /ˈɪrəteɪtɪŋ/ (say iruhtayting) adjective causing irritation; provoking: an irritating reply. –irritatingly, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 irritating — irritate ► VERB 1) make annoyed or angry. 2) cause inflammation in (a part of the body). DERIVATIVES irritating adjective irritation noun. ORIGIN Latin irritare …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 irritating — adjective a) Causing irritation, annoyance or pain. b) Stimulating or exciting a response …

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  • 18 irritating — Synonyms and related words: acerbic, acid, acrid, aggravating, aggravative, annoying, asperous, astringent, biting, bitter, bothering, bothersome, caustic, chafing, contentious, cutting, disturbing, escharotic, exasperating, exasperative,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 irritating — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. vexatious, bothersome, trying; see disturbing . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations: annoying, bothersome, galling, irksome, nettlesome, plaguy, provoking …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 irritating — ir·ri·tat·ing || ɪrɪteɪtɪŋ adj. aggravating, annoying, exasperating; causing inflammation or extreme sensitivity (Medicine) ir·ri·tate || ɪrɪteɪt v. annoy, bother, aggravate, anger; cause inflammation or extreme sensitivity… …

    English contemporary dictionary