irritate

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  • She knew very well that all she could say would only irritate him. Cited from The Red Lily, by Anatole France, v3
  • He was irritated, and considered that he had good reason for being so. Cited from A College Girl, by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • I know this is going to really irritate after about two weeks.
  • This, she knew, would irritate her aunt more than further words could do. Cited from Raspberry Jam, by Carolyn Wells
  • And nothing is more irritating than to see an audience cold before a beautiful work. Cited from Musical Memories, by Camille Saint-Saens
  • At the same time, let me tell you that you irritate me. Cited from The Mischief Maker, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • A wise woman would not have allowed him to irritate her into saying another word. Cited from Poor Miss Finch, by Wilkie Collins
  • Never mind about telling me what you heard; it only irritates you to no purpose. Cited from After Dark, by Wilkie Collins
  • But no one else can see him and he is extremely irritating.
  • Evidently she did not purpose to allow him to irritate her away from her original plan. Cited from Active Service, by Stephen Crane
  • They also try to irritate each other in every possible way.
  • She knew that her going in during the night at an unusual hour would irritate him. Cited from War and Peace, by by Leo Tolstoy/Tolstoi
  • I don't in the least know what, and she rather irritates me meanwhile. Cited from The Golden Bowl, Complete, by Henry James
  • Still, Nature irritates one more when she does things of that kind. Cited from Intentions, by Oscar Wilde
  • Every time they come into our presence they irritate us. Cited from Pushing to the Front, by Orison Swett Marden
  • If the subject was dress, he might then become a little irritating. Cited from A Window in Thrums, by J. M. Barrie
  • Perhaps it was a little irritating when you could have all you wanted not to know what to want. Cited from Winnie Childs, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The attitude of some people about this irritates me more than I can say. Cited from Woodrow Wilson As I Know Him, By Joseph P. Tumulty
  • You teach me things I did not know, and you never irritate me. Cited from Guns of the Gods, by Talbot Mundy
  • You can do absolutely nothing, and your presence is even likely to irritate him. Cited from The Golden Calf, by M. E. Braddon
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Words starting with irritate

Meaning of irritate

  • verb Excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
    Aspirin irritates my stomach
  • verb Excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus
    irritate the glands of a leaf