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Meaning & Definition of Irritation in English

English

Irritation

/ɪrɪteʃən/

noun

1. The psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

    synonym:
  • irritation
  • ,
  • annoyance
  • ,
  • vexation
  • ,
  • botheration

2. A sudden outburst of anger

  • "His temper sparked like damp firewood"
    synonym:
  • pique
  • ,
  • temper
  • ,
  • irritation

3. (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation

  • "Any food produced irritation of the stomach"
    synonym:
  • irritation

4. The neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland

    synonym:
  • excitation
  • ,
  • innervation
  • ,
  • irritation

5. An uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress

    synonym:
  • discomfort
  • ,
  • soreness
  • ,
  • irritation

6. Unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

    synonym:
  • aggravation
  • ,
  • irritation
  • ,
  • provocation

7. The act of troubling or annoying someone

    synonym:
  • annoyance
  • ,
  • annoying
  • ,
  • irritation
  • ,
  • vexation

Examples of using

There was no irritation on his part.