Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun irritation

7 senses of irritation

Sense 1
irritation, annoyance, vexation, botheration -- (the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed)
       => psychological state, psychological condition, mental state, mental condition -- ((psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state")

Sense 2
pique, temper, irritation -- (a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood")
       => annoyance, chafe, vexation -- (anger produced by some annoying irritation)

Sense 3
irritation -- ((pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation; "any food produced irritation of the stomach")
       => abnormality, abnormalcy -- (an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies)
       => sensitization, sensitisation -- (the state of being sensitive (as to an antigen))

Sense 4
excitation, innervation, irritation -- (the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland)
       => arousal -- (a state of heightened physiological activity)

Sense 5
discomfort, soreness, irritation -- (an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress)
       => suffering, hurt -- (feelings of mental or physical pain)

Sense 6
aggravation, irritation, provocation -- (unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment)
       => aggression -- (deliberately unfriendly behavior)

Sense 7
annoyance, annoying, irritation, vexation -- (the act of troubling or annoying someone)
       => mistreatment -- (the practice of treating (someone or something) badly; "he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother")

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