US: /ˈɪɹɪˌteɪt/
UK: /ˈɪɹɪtˌe‍ɪt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

irritate /'iriteit/
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm phát cáu, chọc tức
    • (sinh vật học) kích thích
    • (y học) kích thích; làm tấy lên, làm rát (da...)
    • nội động từ
      • làm phát cáu, chọc tức
      • ngoại động từ
        • (pháp lý) bác bỏ, làm cho mất giá trị

      Advanced English dictionary

      + verb [VN]
      1 to annoy sb, especially by sth you continuously do or by sth that continuously happens: The way she puts on that accent really irritates me.
      2 to make your skin or a part of your body sore or painful: Some painkilling drugs can irritate the lining of the stomach.
      irritating adjective: I found her extremely irritating + an irritating habit + an irritating cough / rash
      irritatingly adverb
      irritation noun [U, C]: He noted, with some irritation, that the letter had not been sent. + a skin irritation

      Thesaurus dictionary

      annoy, vex, nettle, pester, provoke, bother, anger, enrage, chafe, pique, exasperate, ruffle, hector, harass, harry, nag, plague, worry, fret, fluster, trouble, pick at or on, Colloq needle, get under (someone's) skin, get in (someone's) hair, hassle, peeve, get on (someone's) nerves, drive (someone) up the wall, get (someone's) hackles up, get (someone's) back up, drive (someone) crazy or mad, rub (someone) (up) the wrong way, Brit get up (someone's) nose, US burn (someone) up:
      All these stupid questions are beginning to irritate me.

      Collocation dictionary


      intensely, really
      The noise was beginning to irritate me intensely. That man really irritates me!
      | slightly | easily
      She was moody at times and easily irritated.

      Concise English dictionary

      +cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
      +excite to an abnormal condition, of chafe or inflame
      +excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus