The definition of hurt is feeling physical pain, or to cause someone or something to experience physical pain or to cause harm.
The definition of provoke is to push something to happen, or to annoy.
To sail away, to depart.
(Archaic) To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
(Archaic) To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate
Pester is defined as to pick on or irritate.
To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
Nettle is defined as to sting, poke or annoy.
To become red; esp., to blush or flush
To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
To cause (a tone, chord, etc.) to increase in loudness
To break out in a rash
To cause physical pain to; hurt:
To cause sharp, sudden, smarting pain to, by or as by pricking with a sharp point
To harden or impart a finish to by subjecting to intense heat; fire:
The definition of aggravate means to make worse or to annoy.
To disturb; interrupt
To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
To have a persistent, restless craving.
To make sour or bitter
To badger is to annoy, pester or get on someone's nerves.
To put into a rage; infuriate.
To arouse strong feeling in:
Fret is defined as to feel worry or annoyance about something.
To wear away or make sore by abrasion; chafe:
To irritate or torment persistently:
Harry is defined as to raid, or to quickly move along.
The definition of hector is to bully.
(Archaic) To incite, stimulate.
To arouse passion, desire, or violence in; excite intensely, as with anger
To become intense or increase in intensity
To annoy, disgust, irritate, tire out, etc.
To make or become mad; make or become insane, angry, frustrated, etc.
To cause to become offended or annoyed.
To annoy by constant scolding, complaining, or urging.
The definition of needle is to annoy someone by nagging or criticizing, or to pierce something as if pricked by a long thin piece of metal.
To hurt the feelings of; cause to feel resentful, angry, or displeased; insult
Pique is defined as to arouse someone's interest, curiosity or resentment.
To cause (someone) to feel irritated or resentful:
To utter in a rough, grating tone
To rib means to tease.
Rile is defined as to anger or annoy.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
To discompose or annoy; fluster:
To cause to be interested or engaged:
Tease means to poke fun at someone or something.
To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
To bring comfort, composure, or relief.
To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
(Sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
(Intransitive) To become calm.
To pacify is defined as to soothe or calm, or to create peace where there was war or fighting.
To be agreeable to; give pleasure to; satisfy
To give great pleasure or joy:
To become worn or scraped by abrasion:
To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations
To tease or taunt (someone).
To manage to gain access to.
(Brit.) To make, be, or become annoyed, angry, etc.
To confuse; perplex.
To annoy, torment, or harass.
- Peeve , an informal word, means to cause to be annoyed, cross, or fretful he seems peeved about something
- Exasperate implies intense irritation such as exhausts one's patience or makes one lose one's self-control exasperating impudence
- Nettle implies irritation that stings or piques rather than infuriates sly, nettling remarks
- To provoke is to arouse strong annoyance or resentment, or, sometimes, vindictive anger provoked by an insult
- Irritate , the broadest in scope of these terms, may suggest temporary superficial impatience, or constant annoyance in, or an outburst of anger from, the person stirred to feeling their smugness irritated him
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