Synonyms for irritate

Synonyms for (verb) irritate

Synonyms: irritate

Definition: excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame

Usage: Aspirin irritates my stomach

Similar words: worsen, exacerbate, exasperate, aggravate

Definition: make worse

Usage: This drug aggravates the pain

Synonyms: irritate

Definition: excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus

Usage: irritate the glands of a leaf

Similar words: stimulate, excite

Definition: act as a stimulant

Usage: The book stimulated her imagination; This play stimulates

Synonyms: devil, irritate, get at, get to, gravel, rag, rile, bother, chafe, annoy, nark, nettle, vex

Definition: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Usage: Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me; It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Similar words: displease

Definition: give displeasure to

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