Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations:
— It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves.
Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough. ... show more
Dutch: storen, ergeren, donderen, donderjagen, donderstenen, donderstralen, du(i)veljagen, duvelen, duveljagen, etteren ... show more
Excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame.
Excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus.
Moby thesaurus: abrade, afflict, affront, agent provocateur, aggravate, agonize, ail, alienate, amplify, anger, annoy, arouse, augment, bite, bother, bristle, bug, build up, burn, burn up ... show more.
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