Remind me again, how is that supposed to assuage the irritation of recently laid-off employees?
I come home sweaty, exhausted, and full of irritation about the three sleeves of Titleists lost in the rough.
My guess is he developed some irritation from flying and forgot to take his contact lenses out as he dozed off.
early 15c., in reference to sores and morbid swelling, from Middle French irritation or directly from Latin irritationem (nominative irritatio) "incitement, irritation," noun of action from past participle stem of irritare (see irritate).
irritation ir·ri·ta·tion (ĭr'ĭ-tā'shən)
Extreme incipient inflammatory reaction of the body tissues to an injury.
The normal response of a nerve or muscle to a stimulus.
The evocation of a reaction in the body tissues by the application of a stimulus.