It was irritating to have one's physical shortcomings pointed out quite so plainly twice in one evening, once by a beautiful girl and once by a dying badger.
How irritating it must be for people, to be bombarded with me!
The brank, or scold's bridle, was unknown in America in its English shape: though from colonial records we learn that scolding women were far too plentiful, and were gagged for that annoying and irritating habit.
Since it is necessary to grant six million Filipinos their rights, so that they may be in fact Spaniards, let the government grant these rights freely and spontaneously, without damaging reservations, without irritating mistrust.
I'm really terrible with small children; they're small, noisy, irritating, damp and soggy.
No matter how beautiful the theory, one irritating fact can dismiss the entire formulism, so it has to be proven.
Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.
I have always had a talent for irritating women since I was fourteen.
This modern mania for interfering in other's lives, usually under the guise of health and safety concerns, is highly irritating and counterproductive. Down with the nanny state.
Nothing is as irritating as the fellow who chats pleasantly while he's overcharging you.
The most irritating movie character for me was that cradle-to-grave commie, Mary Poppins.