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.
At first it was irritating, but then it became fascinating and finally fun to see.
Condescension can be irritating in its expression of hysteria and imbecility, but that comes with freedom of speech.
Why, then, these inconsequent and these irritating denunciations?
It would be irritating, if you didn't secretly feel the same yourself.
When his efforts proved in vain, he wrote an angry and irritating letter to the Welsh prince.
I bore his horrible humors, his mad, irritating, capricious temper.
His irritating answer to this most proper and natural question was, "Fanny, don't be silly."
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.