What does irritating mean?

Definitions for irritating
ir·ri·tat·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing(adj)

    causing irritation or annoyance

    "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 paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"

  2. irritating, irritative(adj)

    (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite

    "an irritative agent"

  3. irritating, painful(adj)

    causing physical discomfort

    "bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful"

GCIDE

  1. irritating(adj.)

    causing annoyance.

  2. irritating(adj.)

    causing irritation of living tissue; -- used of physical stimuli.

Wiktionary

  1. irritating(Adjective)

    Causing irritation, annoyance or pain.

  2. irritating(Adjective)

    Stimulating or exciting a response.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irritating

    of Irritate

How to pronounce irritating?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of irritating in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of irritating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of irritating in a Sentence

  1. James Comey:

    There was a boy that the group found irritating, and I participated in picking on him, some things I did. Some things I watched. Some things I just laughed at. And I'm, 40 years later, ashamed of James Comey, and it taught me a lot about James Comey and about people in groups.

  2. Anthony Rinna:

    This incident could be irritating for Russia, yet will hardly be a major setback for a relationship already under immense strain due to various issues such as sanctions.

  3. Amber Luong:

    Any blood in your spinal fluid is very irritating to the brain and gives you a headache.

  4. Evelyn Underhill:

    After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life.

  5. Paradi Mirmirani:

    Sulfates have been shown to be irritating to eyes and skin in some studies, but just because a shampoo is sulfate-free, that doesn’t mean it’s less likely to irritate: Many sulfate-free shampoos that still lather have other detergents in them.

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