Synonyms for irritating:
Other synonyms and related words:
testy, sour, itchy, mocking, abrasive, pestilent, plaguy, petulant, tetchy, frustrating, abominable, peckish, perversive, plaguey, awful, afflictive, stimulative, pesky, silly, scratchy, grain, vexatious, damnable, irritative, peevish, prickly, techy, Nettling, cranky, pestilential, terrible, irritable, atrocious, pesty, dreadful, fractious, rebarbative, Carking, invasive, quizzical, pestiferous, maddening, pettish, nettlesome, galling, acrid, unspeakable.
vexing, perturbing, exasperating, tormenting, antagonizing, teasing, troublesome, grating, Harassing, pestering, disturbing, bothersome, Bedeviling, exacerbating, Irksome, Enraging, infuriating, aggravating, annoying, Rankling, inflaming, upsetting.
grueling, arduous, oppressive, annoying, cruel, horrendous, crushing, throbbing, acute, biting, woeful, aching, bitter, withering, unpleasant, disagreeable, anguishing, unbearable, Besetting, severe, tormenting, inflaming, sore, bothersome, distressful, trying, uncomfortable, aggravating, agonizing, excruciating, troublesome, Irksome, hurtful, cutting, insufferable, Cramping, miserable, grievous, harrowing, piercing, wrenching, Gnawing, offensive, stabbing, burdensome, painful, chafing, stinging, smarting, odious.
Sense 1 (noun)
Usage examples for irritating:
- Reggie's manner was not soothing, and on this particular morning his choice of a topic had been unusually irritating. - "A Damsel in Distress", Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.
- With an irritating show of deliberation he lit a fresh cigarette before setting out. - "The Deluge", David Graham Phillips.
- The irritating termination to the triumph actually achieved against the bridge, and the tragical result to the great enterprise against the Kowenstyn, had now thoroughly broken the heart of Antwerp. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.