Antonyms of verb irritate

1 of 3 senses of irritate

Sense 2
irritate -- (excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach")
       Antonym of soothe (Sense 2)
      => soothe -- (cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb irritate

3 senses of irritate

Sense 1
annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves")
       => displease -- (give displeasure to)

Sense 2
irritate -- (excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach")
       => worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate -- (make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain")

Sense 3
irritate -- (excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus; "irritate the glands of a leaf")
       => stimulate, excite -- (act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates")

Antonyms of adj irritating

3 senses of irritating

Sense 1
annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing -- (causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong")

INDIRECT (VIA disagreeable) -> agreeable -- (conforming to your own liking or feelings or nature; "Is the plan agreeable to you?"; "he's an agreeable fellow"; "My idea of an agreeable person...is a person who agrees with me"- Disraeli; "an agreeable manner")

Sense 2
irritating, irritative -- ((used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite; "an irritative agent")

INDIRECT (VIA stimulative) -> depressant -- (capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent)

Sense 3
irritating, painful -- (causing physical discomfort; "bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful")

INDIRECT (VIA uncomfortable) -> comfortable, comfy -- (providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal); "comfortable clothes"; "comfortable suburban houses"; "made himself comfortable in an armchair"; "the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable"; "are you comfortable?"; "feeling comfy now?")

Similarity of adj irritating

3 senses of irritating

Sense 1
annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing -- (causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong")
       => disagreeable (vs. agreeable) -- (not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation")

Sense 2
irritating, irritative -- ((used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite; "an irritative agent")
       => stimulative (vs. depressant) -- (capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent)

Sense 3
irritating, painful -- (causing physical discomfort; "bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful")
       => uncomfortable (vs. comfortable) -- (providing or experiencing physical discomfort; "an uncomfortable chair"; "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun")

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