Part of speech: verb
Definition: To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to bother with unpleasant deeds.
Part of speech: adjective
Definition: Causing irritation or annoyance; troublesome; vexatious.
Example sentence: As a dad, you are the Vice President of the executive branch of parenting. It doesn't matter what your personality is like, you will always be Al Gore to your wife's Bill Clinton. She feels the pain and you are the annoying nerd telling them to turn off the lights.
Part of speech: noun
Definition: The act of irritating, or exciting, or the state of being irritated; excitement; stimulation, usually of an undue and uncomfortable kind; especially, excitement of anger or passion; provocation; annoyance; anger.The act of exciting, or the condition of being excited to action, by stimulation; -- as, the condition of an organ of sense, when its nerve is affected by some external body; esp., the act of exciting muscle fibers to contraction, by artificial stimulation; as, the irritation of a motor nerve by electricity; also, the condition of a muscle and nerve, under such stimulation.A condition of morbid excitability or oversensitiveness of an organ or part of the body; a state in which the application of ordinary stimuli produces pain or excessive or vitiated action.
Example sentence: We mothers of grown-up daughters tend to view them with a mixture of love, exasperation, irritation and awe.