These small town bouquets must have irritated Chester—the Brooklyn kid, smart, probably kind of tough.
Throughout the primaries, I had been irritated and then outraged by those who argued feminism obliged women to back her.
How well does a swimmer swim when they are irritated, I wondered, and how differently does one swim when one is in love?
The irritated judge said the roads were no longer for horse flesh but for au-to-mobiles.
As I looked up from my computer, irritated at the inconvenience, the room began to shake.
Yet his nonchalance, his serenity—something about him—irritated her.
"You must have something to do," cried Cheppi, in an irritated tone.
Again the inspector looked at me with that compassionate expression that irritated me beyond words.
She irritated him more and more, not by what she did but by what she was.
This was one of Helen's habits that irritated the nerves of Lady Lansmere.
1530s, "stimulate to action, rouse, incite," from Latin irritatus, past participle of irritare "excite, provoke." An earlier verb form was irrite (mid-15c.), from Old French irriter. Meaning "annoy, make impatient" is from 1590s. Related: Irritated; irritating.