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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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A full three festivals after the events of September 2001, we can say that America--and that inevitably and irritatingly means the rest of us, too--has finally gotten its Cannes 9/11.
Fergusson's support for the plucky Mir is unwavering, yet at times he finds him irritatingly dogmatic, even embarrassing, as the pair negotiate the cultural fissures that divide them in the increasingly fragile post-11 September world.
What was to rebel against when the leaders of our economy were already in full-throttle rebellion themselves--against irritatingly slow communications technologies, stultifying regulations, and obsolete national boundaries?
I hope I do not appear unkind, because I have always applauded endeavour, but the tone of the whole article seemed irritatingly breathless and naive.
Going there is like arriving at the most irritatingly fashionable art school of the moment.
Irritatingly enough for non-Americans, amid the shattered wreckage of the "Asian system" of secretive," relationship-based" corporate financial and business networks, it is hard to think of an alternative.
These problems are irritatingly augmented by his habit of saying we" when he means "I", thereby imposing an invented consensus on even his weakest ideas.
The floppy drive on the SE will allow you to read both IBM and Mac diskettes, and the optional monitor will save you from the irritatingly small SE scree.
He's always been loud - sometimes too loud, irritatingly loud
Anyone else find themselves utterly reeled in by the irritatingly more-ish 'Serial' podcast?
13 irritatingly common misconceptions about Wales It annoys me when people from outside Wales set up a business here to have the lucrative grants, and then continue (or have the cheek to) to slate the Welsh
THI PIS Irrit Hav Rus Cut Sup late THIS week's esteemed PISH award (Pretentious Irritatingly Stupid Haverings) goes to Russell, Ma Troosers Are Cutting Off Ma Blood Supply, Brand for the latest witterings on the subject of his impending divorce.
If it's out to be irritatingly vile, it's succeeded big-time.