ir·ri·tat·ed | \ˈir-ə-ˌtā-təd \

Definition of irritated 

: subjected to irritation especially : roughened, reddened, or inflamed by an irritant irritated eyes

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Examples of irritated in a Sentence

irritated viewers were bombarding the station with complaints about the game's delayed start

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Phoenix mounted a too-little, too-late comeback in the fourth to make the score more respectable -- and forced an irritated Pacers coach Nate McMillan to reinsert his starters -- but the final result was never in doubt. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Pacers set the tone early against the Suns," 24 Jan. 2018 An irritated young man named Jesus Padilla, sitting behind the wheel of his car, argues with a San Antonio police officer on the shoulder of a road. Bruce Selcraig, San Antonio Express-News, "Courting arrest for online clicks and the First Amendment," 9 July 2018 Also this skin looks a bit red and irritated under the flakes. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "Eyebrow Dandruff Is a Thing—Here’s How to Treat It," 28 June 2018 By last week, Huddy’s accusations of political favoritism had so irritated Rhodes that the long-time auditor was personally responding to Huddy’s emails and demanding an apology from him. Dan Horn,, "Politics or bad break? How one man's tax bill became a headache for Auditor Dusty Rhodes," 18 June 2018 There are so many wonderfully acidic sentences in this bewildered, deeply irritated review. Sara Benincasa, Longreads, "Great Reviews Of Movies I Have Never Seen: A Reading List," 13 July 2018 The beaches around Pensacola now have purple flags to alert swimmers about the underwater creatures, which leave itchy, irritated rashes with bumps and welts. Julie Mazziotta,, "Florida Department of Health Warns Beachgoers About Outbreak of Sea Lice in the Water," 27 June 2018 Her skin became sweaty and irritated underneath the tape. Elizabeth Chuck /, NBC News, "Sixth cheerleader sues Houston Texans, claims coach duct-taped her body," 22 June 2018 The nitty-gritty specifics of what’s in those glasses — H2O, vino, Skinnygirl tequila — likely wouldn't matter very much to an irritated Florida judge or the court of public opinion., "Did Ramona Singer Finally Have A Breakthrough On RHONY?," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of irritated

1595, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of irritated was in 1595

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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