Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To anger; provoke; inflame.

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Usage examples "irritate":

  1. He could irritate her as no one else. - "The Mysterious Rider", Zane Grey.
  2. Fainacky is consumed by a desire to irritate still further this insulting woman, and to do Treurenberg an injury. - "'O Thou, My Austria!'", Ossip Schubin.
  3. The execution of such a measure would be useless; it would lead to nothing, or rather it would serve to irritate public feeling. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.