irritated

adjective

ir·​ri·​tat·​ed ˈir-ə-ˌtā-təd How to pronounce irritated (audio)
: subjected to irritation
especially : roughened, reddened, or inflamed by an irritant
irritated eyes

Examples of irritated in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

1595, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of irritated was in 1595

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“Irritated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irritated. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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