Synonyms for Irritate:
n.madden, drive someone mad. allergen, allergic, allergy, anaphylactic shock, anaphylaxis, antigen, burn, erupt, hypersensitive, intolerance, intolerant, itch, redden, swell, hypoallergenic. bug, feelings, ruffle. help. •irritate (noun)
annoy, bother, chafe, get at, get to, gravel, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex.
antagonize, arouse, badger, bait, bedevil, discompose, enrage, envenom, exacerbate, exasperate, harry, infuriate, nag, needle, peeve, perturb, pester, rankle, trouble, upset.
abrade, aggravate, chafe, disturb, fret, grate, grind, harass, rasp, resist, rub, scrape, scrub, wear.
aggrieve, anger, disappoint, disgust, displease, jar, offend, provoke, repel, rile, scandalize, shock.
•hurt, chafe (verb)
erupt, itch, redden, rub, sting, swell.
acerbate, annoy, bother, hassle, irk, pique, tease, vex.
ache, afflict, agonize, anguish, cramp, crick, discomfort, distress, hurt, inflame, pain, rack, smart, sore, sting, stitch, suffer, throb, throe, torment, torture, wrench.
•upset, anger (verb)
abrade, aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, burn, chafe, disturb, enrage, exasperate, fret, grate, harass, inflame, infuriate, irk, madden, needle, nettle, offend, pain, peeve, pester, pique, provoke, rankle, rasp, rile, ruffle, vex.
madden. ruffle. bug. burn. •aggravate
get to, grate.
•Other relevant words:
allergen, allergic, allergy, anaphylaxis, antigen, bug, burn, erupt, feelings, get at, get to, gravel, hypersensitive, intolerance, intolerant, itch, madden, nark, nettle, rag, redden, ruffle, swell, hypoallergenic.
Usage examples for irritate
The bishop without answering me referred me to his chancellor, to whom I repeated all I had said to the bishop, but with words calculated to irritate rather than to soften, and certainly not likely to obtain the release of the captain. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt