He reminds me of the head of the American Tobacco Co. whose motto was, ‘irritate them, irritate them.’
When a rock 'n' roll brother like Trent Reznor says something negative, does that irritate you?
Some members of this school even wish to give NATO membership to Georgia and Ukraine, mainly to irritate Moscow.
The smooth chatter begins to irritate me, and then infuriate me.
Huffington also wrote that he was “easy to irritate and apt to air his grudges in public.”
I believe he smoked it merely to show how well he was feeling, and to irritate people who were not feeling very well.
Everything that was tried only seemed to irritate her the more.
That the sight had the power to melt some jurymen and irritate others, who should deny?
Were it not, then, more becoming in me to pray for, than to irritate him?
This reference, which was receive with smiles by the Imperial Parliament, was certain to irritate a punctilious republic.
1530s, "stimulate to action, rouse, incite," from Latin irritatus, past participle of irritare "excite, provoke." An earlier verb form was irrite (mid-15c.), from Old French irriter. Meaning "annoy, make impatient" is from 1590s. Related: Irritated; irritating.