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Dictionary definition for: Irritating

1. (s) causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork" "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport" "found it galling to have to ask permission" "an irritating delay" "nettlesome paperwork" "a pesky m

2. (s) (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite; "an irritative agent"

3. (s) causing physical discomfort; "bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful"

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