irritating meaning, irritating definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       adj   Something that is irritating keeps annoying you.   (=annoying)  
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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annoying, arduous, bothersome, burdensome, demanding, difficult, harassing, hard, importunate, inconvenient, irksome, irritating, laborious, oppressive, pestilential, plaguy
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