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  Definition of irritation
  1. the act of troubling or annoying someone
  2. unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
  3. an uncomfortable feeling in some part of the body
  4. a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
  5. the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
  6. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
  7. (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation; "any food produced irritation of the stomach"
Similar Words: annoyance, annoying, vexation, aggravation, provocation, discomfort, soreness, pique, temper, excitation, innervation, botheration

 

Hyponyms: exasperation, red flag, aggro, last straw, twit, taunt, taunting, bummer, huff, miff, seeing red, pinprick, restlessness, impatience, snit

 

Derivational Morphology: annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil, harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke, exacerbate, exasperate, aggravate, chasten, moderate, temper, pique, offend, excite, trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode

 

 
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