irritation irritation  /ˌɪ rɪ ˈteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
  2. (n) a sudden outburst of anger
  3. (n) (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation
  4. (n) the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
  5. (n) an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress
  6. (n) unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
  7. (n) the act of troubling or annoying someone

Usage(s):

  1. Sap can cause skin irritation and, if rubbed in the eyes, blindness.
  2. WikiScanner is a jolly little game of Internet gotcha, but it's really about something more: a growing popular irritation with the Internet in general.
  3. This supposedly relieves the painful irritation, and reduces forehead wrinkles too.

News

  1. Inslee takes the gloves off, blasts GOP for stalemate

    Gov. Jay Inslee lives for days like Tuesday. Initially, some said they observed frustration in his face and heard irritation in his voice. More likely, he was just warming up his facial muscles and vocal chords because moments into his comments, the rookie Democratic governor delivered one mean whomping to the Republicans controlling the actions of the Senate.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Don’t get the itch to touch poison ivy or its irritating relatives

    Leaves of three; let it be.   Those are six words to live by during the summer months for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors. Those three leaves belong to poison ivy, a native plant that can cause itching, irritation and blisters on the skin of those who come in contact with the oil from bruised leaves or stems.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star

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Quotes

  1. Froemming called it "just a little irritation."
    on Oct 7, 2007 By: Bruce Froemming Source: SI.com

  2. "It doesn't weigh as much as a Brickyard win or a Daytona 500 win or even winning at Bristol," he said. "This is just an irritation. I know I can do this. I get in other road course cars, and I'm plenty fast and competitive. I've run good at...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Jimmie Johnson Source: USA Today

  3. "We're trying to get it not a week-to-week thing," Lewis said. "We want to get the thing calmed down so it doesn't give him any irritation or problems at all."
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Marvin Lewis Source: Sportinglife.com

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