From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishirritatingir‧ri‧tat‧ing /ˈɪrəteɪtɪŋ/ ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 ANNOYan irritatinghabit, situation etc keeps annoying you 🔊 He’s the most irritating man I’ve ever met. 🔊 He was smiling in a way I found very irritating.irritating habit/characteristics/mannerisms 🔊 She has an irritating habit of interrupting. 🔊 a dry irritating cough —irritatingly adverb
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irritating• His blindrefusal to break the rules and give us any information was so bloodyirritating.• Since women's clay-to-day experience of irritating and offensiveusage is unrelenting, this is obviously problematic.• Information-retrieval is often irritating and slow.• Sammy has an irritating habit of leaving the refrigerator door open while he's fixing something to eat.• a dog with an irritating, high-pitchedbark• It's so irritating how Ellen always tries to finish people's sentences for them.• It turned out to be an irritating, sad day.• Nothing is more irritating than people who do not keep to the point and talk for too long.irritating habit/characteristics/mannerisms• Last year we had an irritating habit of losing; now we seem to be in a nastyspell of drawingmatches.• You let off steam about an irritating habit of your boss's and the word gets back to him. 2.