Synonyms and Antonyms of irritating

  1. 1 causing annoyance his particularly irritating habit of leaving his dirty clothes on the floor Synonyms abrasive, aggravating, bothersome, carking, chafing, disturbing, exasperating, frustrating, galling, irksome, annoying, maddening, nettlesome, nettling, peeving, pesky, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, pesty, plaguey (also plaguy), rankling, rebarbative, riling, vexatious, vexingRelated Words burdensome, discomforting, displeasing, disquieting, distressing, importunate, importune, inconveniencing; angering, enraging, infuriating; brattish, bratty, mischievous, offensive, troublesome, upsetting; distractive, painful, stressful, tiresome, troubling, trying, worrisome; biting, grating, jangling, jarring, spiny, thornyNear Antonyms delightful, pleasing

  2. 2 causing an unpleasant tingling sensation this soap leaves a residue that might be a little irritating if you have sensitive skin Synonyms scratchy, itchy, pricklyRelated Words coarse, harsh, roughNear Antonyms silken, silky, soft, soothing

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