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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of irritate.
  • adj. Experiencing a feeling of irritation.
  • adj. Inflamed and painful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. aroused to impatience or anger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. aroused to impatience or anger


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  • There was a smile in her voice—she was aware the term irritated him.

    This Calder Range

  • Heather couldn’t put her finger on it, but something about his expression irritated her.


  • A man, in irritated tones, was questioning over and over,


  • The phrase irritated Stuart, but he had sense enough to keep still.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas

  • She did not care about golf, and to-day the mere sound of the name irritated her.

    The Way of Ambition

  • A year before that talk would have been highly gratifying and flattering, but now I read with a critical eye, and while I could find no fault with the sentiments expressed, the form of the expression irritated me.

    David Malcolm

  • The mass of hair wet through with the heat, was odious to me, the hair-pins all becoming rusty and spoilt with it, and the skin irritated to a degree that seemed to me to threaten erysipelas.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • To-day, however, her phrase irritated him, less on account of the words themselves, than from an inward consciousness that this day of all others he had no right to complain of her culinary art.

    Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish, Greek, Belgian, Hungarian

  • Over the last 18 hours or so, she has started refusing to nurse at all, and I think it’s because her nasal membranes are irritated from the cannula, and she’s trying to breathe through her mouth, which of course she can’t do very well when that mouth is full of nipple.

    Liveblogging the NICU « A Bird’s Nest

  • I had asked the medics several times which hospital they were going to, and each time they told me in irritated tones, “we’ll let you know when we decide.”

    In which I am, once again, less helpful than I’d like to be. « A Bird’s Nest


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    June 1, 2008