Freedom might be slow and irritating, as any follower of the fiscal cliff madness can agree on.
Tina Brown: Actually I was surprised at how irritating I found his mother.
I find those to be the most inane, irritating things one could imagine.
Like the majority of Atom Egoyan movies, Chloe is alternately exceptional and irritating.
A Ravens win would be irritating, but if Modell gets elected, there will be no getting over it.
Why, then, these inconsequent and these irritating denunciations?
They were irritating, hectoring, worrying, frantic messages.
When his efforts proved in vain, he wrote an angry and irritating letter to the Welsh prince.
Those old days of life in the States seemed like an irritating dream.
His irritating answer to this most proper and natural question was, "Fanny, don't be silly."
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.