irritieren

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin irrītō +‎ -ieren

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪriˈtiːrən/
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  • Hyphenation: ir‧ri‧tie‧ren

Verb[edit]

irritieren (weak, third-person singular present irritiert, past tense irritierte, past participle irritiert, auxiliary haben)

  1. to irritate, confuse, disturb, put off, annoy

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  • Though their senses are close, the German verb is to some degree a false friend of English irritate. In particular, the German word is much less likely to express anger or frustration, but rather a negative surprise or something that hampers one's concentration.

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