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irritating

[ir-i-tey-ting] /ˈɪr ɪˌteɪ tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing irritation; annoying; provoking:
irritating questions.
Origin of irritating
1700-1710
1700-10; irritate + -ing2
Related forms
irritatingly, adverb
nonirritating, adjective
unirritating, adjective
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  • Her backbone was irritatingly pliable—somewhat like a wet rag in stiffness.

    The Incubator Baby Ellis Parker Butler
  • She spoke to the horse, who moved on at an irritatingly slow pace.

    Betty Gordon at Bramble Farm Alice B. Emerson
  • Yet, distasteful as the impending interview promised to be, the master was vaguely and irritatingly disappointed.

    Cressy Bret Harte
  • He was a man of middle age, irritatingly careless about his appearance.

    The Dictator Milton Lesser
  • "O, come off—come off—that's more o' your old five-to-one gas," said Si irritatingly.

  • "I cannot wait so long, old man," said Edwards irritatingly.

    The Treasure of the Tigris A. F. Mockler Ferryman
  • And his questions were to the point, and irritatingly categorical.

    Evelyn Innes George Moore
  • So the man lay still and suffered, not intensely, but irritatingly.

    The Wolf's Long Howl Stanley Waterloo
  • Mayhan laughed irritatingly; so irritatingly that his questioner was tempted to silence him with his fist.

    The Tigress Anne Warner
  • Harry laughed, and so irritatingly that had his name been Thomas I should have struck him.

    The Booming of Acre Hill John Kendrick Bangs

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