irritating irritating  /ˈɪ rə ˌteɪ tɪŋ/


  1. (adj) causing irritation or annoyance
  2. (adj) (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite
  3. (adj) causing physical discomfort


  1. Robertson's propylene glycol vapor is odorless, tasteless, nontoxic, non-irritating, cheap, highly bactericidal.
  2. Demographic change is irritating to politicos, since it works on elections much as rigged dice do on a Las Vegas craps table: it is a game changer.
  3. But Anderson has now performed a feat of Mau-Mauing perhaps unique among all muckrakers: he is irritating the government from the grave.


  1. Unleash your inner Buffy on office vampires

    About a year ago, I introduced you to "emotional vampires," a term created by a West Coast clinical psychologist to describe all the nasty, terrible, irritating people who drain our will to live.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

  2. Irritating Mannerisms Can Cost Speakers Business Opportunities, Find the Edge Expert Says

    A communications expert has used an article published on Find the Edge today to identify some of the most irritating mannerisms speakers tend to exhibit, and to explain why they can be so damaging. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. I Can't Stop Reading This Review of Tao Lin's New Novel

    We can and will stipulate first of all that Tao Lin is an overbearing self-publicist with a literary career attached, and that he is given to extremely irritating poses . This, however, tells us nothing about whether or not Tao Lin, as a novelist, has any artistic merit; there have been, historically, plenty of serious and important writers among the ranks of overbearing self-publicists, and ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Gawker


  1. "And that leads me to come to this conclusion: that most Democrats are afraid of irritating a left-wing group like, or more afraid of irritating them, then they are of irritating the United States military," Bush added. "That was a...
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Reuters

  2. "One thing that really upsets me a lot is when you hear everybody say it was the 'Steroid Era' and everybody was doing it. Well, that's not true," Jeter said on Wednesday. "Everybody wasn't doing it. That's the thing that gets irritating. I...
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Derek Jeter Source:

  3. BMW Motorsport boss Mario Theissen said: "It is very simple. There are still some irritating efforts, which have surprised us. We still don't have an agreement, although I would say we are making progress, slowly but steadily. We cannot sit back and...
    on Jul 9, 2009 By: Mario Theissen Source: AFP

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