causing irritation or annoyance
tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork|aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport|found it galling to have to ask permission|an irritating delay|nettlesome paperwork|a pesky mosquito|swarms of pestering gnats|a plaguey newfangled safety catch|a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him|a vexatious child|it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong
(used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite
an irritative agent
Synonym: irritative
causing physical discomfort
bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful
Synonym: painful