Meaning of 'irritation'

Find the meaning of the word ‘irritation’

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Meaning of ‘irritation’

7 definitions found.



the act of troubling or annoying someone

Synonyms: annoyance


unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

Synonyms: aggravation


an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress

Synonyms: discomfort soreness


a sudden outburst of anger

Example: "I sometimes let my irritation be known by yelling at people."

Synonyms: pique temper


the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland

Synonyms: excitation innervation


the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

Synonyms: annoyance


an abnormal sensitivity to stimulation

Example: "Any food I eat causes an irritation in my stomach."

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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