Adjective: irritated 'i-ru,tey-tid
Verb: irritate 'i-ru,teyt
- Aroused to impatience or anger
"made an irritated gesture";
- annoyed, miffed, nettled, peeved, riled, roiled, steamed, stung, hacked off [Brit]
- Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
"It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves";
- annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, rile, nark [Brit], nettle, gravel [US], vex, chafe, devil
- Excite to an abnormal condition,, chafe or inflame
"Aspirin irritates my stomach"
- (physiology) excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus
"irritate the glands of a leaf"
See also: displeased
Type of: aggravate, displease, exacerbate, exasperate, excite, stimulate, worsen
Encyclopedia: Irritated Irritate