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, vexingadjective

    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, irritativeadjective

    (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite

    "an irritative agent"

  3. irritating, painfuladjective

    causing physical discomfort

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

GCIDE

  1. irritatingadjective

    causing annoyance.

  2. irritatingadjective

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

Wiktionary

  1. irritatingadjective

    Causing irritation, annoyance or pain.

  2. irritatingadjective

    Stimulating or exciting a response.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irritating

    of Irritate

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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. Jeanne-Marie Roland:

    A fondness for satire indicates a mind pleased with irritating others for myself, I never could find amusement in killing flies.

  2. Daniel Gardner:

    It wasn't simply the irritating Beijing cough that was attacking residents daily — it was something much worse.

  3. Janos Lazar:

    For me as a voter it is downright irritating that a diplomat should come here and tell us how to live or how our voters should live.

  4. W. H. Auden:

    Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.

  5. 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.

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