irritating

adjective ir·ri·tat·ing \ ˈir-ə-ˌtā-tiŋ \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of irritating

: causing displeasure, anger, or annoyance
  • an irritating noise/habit
  • I felt more and more angry. There was something very irritating and aggressive in Summerlee's demeanour.
  • —Arthur Conan Doyle

irritatingly

play \ˈir-ə-ˌtā-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
    • The computer was irritatingly slow.

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First Known Use of irritating

1707



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