Examples of irritate in a Sentence
It's his arrogance that really irritates me.
The other passengers were irritated by the child's rudeness.
Harsh soaps can irritate the skin.
Recent Examples of irritate from the Web
During a testy national security meeting on Tuesday, Trump grew irritated when those warnings were aired again.
This isn’t just hollering about the surveillance state: The contentious electronic logging device rule has become a focal sore for independent truckers irritated by a rash of related regulations.
Constant noise—such as from the construction project next door or the car alarm that will not stop—can irritate anyone.
Portugal fell, 3-0, in a friendly against Netherlands on Monday, and the match gave Cristiano Ronaldo plenty of reasons to be irritated.
But who says the only way to celebrate the color, or at least avoid irritating physical contact, is on your person?
Despite having scored eight goals and provided two assists in 25 league appearances this term, Messi and Suarez are said to be irritated with his lack of fitness which is proving costly to results.
How clothes function is critical too—from snaps that close easily to fabric tags that don’t irritate (a concern for many on the autism spectrum).
There's so much dust, and the constant smoke from cigarettes and marijuana can irritate anyone.
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Origin and Etymology of irritate
First Known Use: 1598See Words from the same year
get one's goat, get on one's nerves, get to, rub the wrong way, set one's teeth on edge, stick in one's craw, wear on;
Synonym Discussion of irritate
- constant nagging that irritated me greatly
- his exasperating habit of putting off needed decisions
- your pompous attitude nettled several people
- remarks made solely to provoke her
- the new work schedules riled the employees
- a toddler peeved at being refused a cookie
IRRITATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of irritate for English Language Learners
: to make (someone) impatient, angry, or annoyed
: to make (part of your body) sore or painful
IRRITATE Defined for Kids
medical Definition of irritate
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