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What is another word for irritating?

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Adjective
Causing annoyance, impatience, or mild anger
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“She has an irritating voice which is not offset by special mannerisms or eccentricities.”
Adjective
Having or causing a tingling or itching sensation
“Emma scrubbed away the irritating spines of some velvety pods her bare arm had brushed against during the afternoon.”
Adjective
Causing inconvenience to someone
“Regardless, a little trip up the Peloponese to Epidavros might mollify Eros and relieve me of Lena and her irritating demands.”
Adjective
Causing discomfort, unhappiness, or revulsion
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Causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed
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Deserving of condemnation or execration
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Causing one to feel bored
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Rude and caustic in manner or expression
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Having, or causing, a painful, prickling or stinging sensation
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Affected with, or causing, physical discomfort or pain
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Ironic in nature, usually in an absurd or annoying way
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Verb
(usually used in third person form "gets") Annoying or irritating (someone)
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“Their loud voices were beginning to irritate me, and I could feel my headache sharpen.”
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Present participle for to cause inflammation to (one's skin)
“Air that is too dry can irritate the lining of your nose, throat, and sinuses.”
Verb
Present participle for to aggravate, especially a wound
“Antiseptics may actually irritate the wound or cause an allergic reaction.”
Noun
The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks
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