irritate

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Synonyms for irritate

annoy

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Synonyms for irritate

to trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

to make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction

to cause to become sore or inflamed

Synonyms for irritate

excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame

excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus

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Rai (having slept with her) irritatedly blanks out her voice to give space to his own reveries:
When they told Bingle at the beginning of November 1944 that they wanted to work at Delamere rather than Birrundudu, he irritatedly declared:
He explains - irritatedly and frequently - of the complexity of his task: "[B]ecause women's clothes are very subject to mutations, and more variations than the form of the moon: it is not possible to explain all this in a single description .
As early as 1980, it seems, Adrienne Rich was irritatedly denouncing the "sentimental," "liberal" and "frequently heard" assertion that in a perfect world "everyone would be bisexual.
Dissent from the legend of 'everybody's dear Jane', as Henry James irritatedly put it, has been rare, and radical explorations rarer still.