It reminds me of an uncle of mine who said the London Blitz was irritating.
Tina Brown: Actually I was surprised at how irritating I found his mother.
Like the majority of Atom Egoyan movies, Chloe is alternately exceptional and irritating.
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.