irritating


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troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations

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(used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite

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causing physical discomfort

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"The reason so many people find elderly motorists irritating could be because they tend to drive more carefully and are not in such a rush compared to many other road users.
We specifically used the term "irritating" for the opposite response to distinguish it from the more neutral reply of "non-appealing." The term "irritating" would illustrate an actual negative perception and not a neutral response.
It's so irritating to have everything stop for a price check or product exchange.
The checkpoint and ticket counters were reportedly closed after screeners complained of irritating fumes.
(B) muscles to swell, irritating the surrounding bones.
JAMSTER'S advert for the Crazy Frog ringtone was yesterday named the most irritating commercial of 2005.
Kate Winslet has been named the nation's favourite actress while Tom Cruise has been voted the most irritating actor in a poll out today.
In light of that, here's an update on some of my irritating activity over the past few weeks.
To this end, Ripper, who, raised as a Baha'i, assures the viewer that whereas when he was a child he used to "create his own dreams" (which I find hard to believe), now his "subconscious is running the show," and his dreams, he tells us in a particularly sanctimonious drone that is irritating at the beginning of the film and grows steadily more irritating as it progresses, "are getting darker and darker." Ripper has this annoying tendency to make you feel that fear and grief are his own special province, that he's a virtuoso of suffering, that he is somehow more alert to suffering than the rest of us are.
The "something" unfortunately, seems to change from chapter to chapter (though the author's enthusiasm for the quest never falters) and it is here that the lack of focus is most irritating. On one page, the writer's grail is the tiny island of Nukapu, where John Coleridge Patterson, Melanesia's first Anglican archbishop, was slaughtered.
You can use a depilatory cream like Nair (works well but might leave a rash), pluck (ouch, ouch, ouch), or bleach with a kit like Jolen's (can be irritating and doesn't get rid of fuzz).
He also has a strange, irritating habit--he slides down chimneys!
Cold weather, low humidity, heated homes and offices, and repeated exposure to wind or irritating chemicals can sap moisture from skin.
Every part of it exudes an oil very irritating to human skin.
You may be belier off ignoring the irritating behavior and spending your energy on emphasizing positive and acceptable behavior.