- the bringing of a bodily part or organ to an abnormally excited or sensitive condition.
- the condition itself.
Origin of irritation
Examples from the Web for irritation
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
I adapted and my irritation turned into indifference, then strangely, acceptance.How I’ll End the War: My First Week Back in Afghanistan|Nick Willard|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Unhappy” about her wait on the tarmac, she took to Twitter to voice her irritation.
"Oh, there wasn't anything fine about it, Colonel," he answered with a touch of irritation.Sunlight Patch|Credo Fitch Harris
There was a touch of the lackey about Purvis, and his voice was humble sometimes to the verge of irritation.Peter and Jane|S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
"I remained to pray," he answered, with a sense of irritation at her persistence.Under the Witches' Moon|Nathan Gallizier
Lady Ruth watched them with a curious sense of irritation for which she could not altogether account.The Malefactor|E. Phillips Oppenheim
The devil you did, the roundsman said, as much with irritation as with amazement.The White Terror and The Red|Abraham Cahan