1 adj Something that is irritating keeps annoying you.
They also have the irritating habit of interrupting.
irritatingly adv usu ADV adj, also ADV with cl
They can be irritatingly indecisive at times.
2 adj An irritating substance can cause your body to itch or become sore.
oft ADJ to n
In heavy concentrations, ozone is irritating to the eyes, nose and throat.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
aggravating (informal) annoying, displeasing, disquieting, disturbing, galling, infuriating, irksome, maddening, nagging, pestilential, provoking, thorny, troublesome, trying, upsetting, vexatious, worrisome
agreeable, assuaging, calming, comforting, mollifying, pleasant, pleasing, quieting, soothing
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