irritated Definition

  • 1showing or feeling slight anger; annoyed
  • 2caused to feel annoyance, impatience, or mild anger

Using irritated: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "irritated" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was irritated by his constant interruptions.

  • Example

    I'm getting really irritated with all these delays.

  • Example

    The noise from the construction site was irritating.

  • Example

    He has an irritating habit of tapping his fingers on the table.

irritated Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for irritated

Phrases with irritated

  • skin that is inflamed, red, or itchy due to irritation


    The new detergent caused an allergic reaction and left her with irritated skin.

  • a common disorder that affects the large intestine, causing symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel movements


    She was diagnosed with irritated bowel syndrome and had to make dietary changes to manage her symptoms.

  • eyes that are red, watery, or itchy due to irritation


    The smoke from the fire made her eyes irritated and sore.


Summary: irritated in Brief

The adjective 'irritated' [ˈɪrɪteɪtɪd] describes a state of slight anger or annoyance, often caused by delays, interruptions, or habits. It can also refer to physical symptoms like irritated skin, eyes, or bowel syndrome. Synonyms include 'exasperated,' 'bothered,' and 'aggravated.'

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