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.
Elaine was always happy to see me, although she didn't bother to hide her irritation when I'd come for a nightcap.
But as the joke goes, gay couples will now have to deal with all the irritation and challenges of heterosexual marriage.
Fomentations are chiefly employed to allay pain or irritation, or to promote suppuration or the healthy action of the parts.
Gilder made a gesture of irritation, as he sank into the chair at his desk.
There was no irritation in it, rather there was satisfaction.
Moreover, it was forcibly borne in upon him just what a source of irritation they had been.
Foyle had not recovered from the irritation caused by his own mistake, otherwise he would not have spoken as he did.
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.