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Another word for irritate

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Verb
  1. To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

  2. To make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction

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  3. To cause to become sore or inflamed

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Another word for irritate

Synonym Study

  • 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