- the bringing of a bodily part or organ to an abnormally excited or sensitive condition.
- the condition itself.
Origin of irritation
Words nearby irritation
How to use irritation in a sentence
When you’re dealing with irritation over small things, it can be helpful to think of this difference.Carolyn Hax: The little things you can do to avoid irritation|Carolyn Hax|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
For Democratic leaders who promised Georgia voters they would deliver the new checks, this marks the first of no doubt many irritations, as they face at least the next two years of pleasing the median Manchin.How Democrats can save the US economy over and over again|Tim Fernholz|January 12, 2021|Quartz
Benzene exposure can cause immediate health problems, including skin and throat irritation, dizziness, and longer-term effects such as leukemia.Plastic drinking water pipes exposed to high heat can leak hazardous chemicals|Megan Sever|December 23, 2020|Science News
Repeat this process two to three times a week as necessary, and look out for any kind of irritation.Five tips for taking care of your over-washed hands|Sandra Gutierrez G.|December 20, 2020|Popular-Science
It softens the beard for more comfort and less likelihood of being left with razor burn and other types of skin irritation.Best electric shaver: Get a smooth shave with our picks|Jeremy Helligar|December 18, 2020|Popular-Science
Nicki treats the obsession with her pop ambitions as an irrelevant, surface-level irritation.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’|Rawiya Kameir|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brewers and legal experts speak of him in hushed tones, with equal parts irritation and reverence.
If they are untrue, I can understand your irritation, yet you have never roundly denied them.
I come home sweaty, exhausted, and full of irritation about the three sleeves of Titleists lost in the rough.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rather, he dishes up a seemingly endless stream of examples of pettiness, irritation, hypocrisy and awkwardness.Fear And Self-Loathing In Scandinavia: The Fiction Of Karl Ove Knausgaard|Ted Gioia|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"You have threatened me, Planner," answered Allcraft, trembling with irritation.
She heard him moving about the room; every sound indicating impatience and irritation.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
She had begun to speak with an abrupt and almost fierce nervous irritation, but she recovered herself immediately.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
Much of the haste and irritation which had previously led to blows discharged itself in a good-natured sneeze.
Three weeks ago—two weeks ago—we should have been beside ourselves, but irritation now takes the fine edge off our rejoicings.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton