Delight and Irritate


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Delight verb – To give satisfaction to.
Usage example: the news that you had won the Pulitzer delighted us beyond words

Irritate is an antonym for delight.
Nearby Words: delightful, delighted, delightfully, delightedly, delighting
Antonyms for Delight


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Irritate verb – To disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts.
Usage example: constant chatter irritated the student, who was trying to concentrate on a hard assignment

Delight is an antonym for irritate in topics: upset, hurt.
Nearby Words: irritable, irritation, irritating, irritability, irritant
Antonyms for Irritate
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audience delight audience irritate audience
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Irritate or Delight. 2016. Accessed May 25, 2022.

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