- v cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
- v excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
- v excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus
- s aroused to impatience or anger
made an irritated gesture
- This is one of his most approachable movies: An old couple comes to the big city to visit their children, who are more irritated than pleased by this interruption of their lives .
- These dalliances irritated Elsa, who eventually became his wife, but as she told a friend, a genius of her husband's kind could never be irreproachable in every respect.
- Almazov, who appeared irritated because prolonging the case would delay his vacation, set the trial for July 7.
- Kevin Youkilis in CBSSports.com
I wish I could tell you what happened. Just basically out in the field and felt like I had a cramp in my ankle, which is the most strange thing ever,Youkilis said. "Somehow I irritated the capsule, so my ankle locked up. I'll be good to go...
- Tim Tebow in USA Today
That kind of irritated me,Tebow said. "I told the coach to give me the ball because I really wanted to hit somebody."
- Sir Menzies Campbell in Times Online
Sir Menzies said he had become "irritated and frustrated" at the sniping and conceded that Gordon Brown's decision to rule out a snap election had contributed to his decision.