1. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed (Freq. 6)
Syn: ↑annoyance, ↑vexation, ↑botheration
Derivationally related forms: ↑bother (for: ↑botheration), ↑vex (for: ↑vexation), ↑irritate
bummer, ↑huff, ↑miff, ↑seeing red, ↑pinprick, ↑restlessness, ↑impatience, ↑snit
2. a sudden outburst of anger (Freq. 1)

his temper sparked like damp firewood

Syn: ↑pique, ↑temper
Derivationally related forms: ↑irritate, ↑temper (for: ↑temper), ↑pique (for: ↑pique)
Hypernyms: ↑annoyance, ↑chafe, ↑vexation
3. (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation

any food produced irritation of the stomach

Derivationally related forms: ↑irritate
Topics: ↑pathology
Hypernyms: ↑abnormality, ↑abnormalcy, ↑sensitization, ↑sensitisation
4. an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress
Syn: ↑discomfort, ↑soreness
Derivationally related forms: ↑irritate, ↑sore (for: ↑soreness)
Hypernyms: ↑suffering, ↑hurt
5. the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
Syn: ↑excitation, ↑innervation
Derivationally related forms: ↑irritate, ↑excite (for: ↑excitation)
Hypernyms: ↑arousal
6. the act of troubling or annoying someone
Syn: ↑annoyance, ↑annoying, ↑vexation
Derivationally related forms: ↑vex (for: ↑vexation), ↑irritate, ↑annoy (for: ↑annoyance)
Hypernyms: ↑mistreatment
Hyponyms: ↑exasperation, ↑red flag
7. unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
Syn: ↑aggravation, ↑provocation
Derivationally related forms: ↑provoke (for: ↑provocation), ↑irritate, ↑aggravate (for: ↑aggravation)
Hypernyms: ↑aggression
Hyponyms: ↑aggro, ↑last straw, ↑twit, ↑taunt, ↑taunting

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