English Thesaurus
(verb) 
Definition
to irritate or vex
The rehearsal process irked him increasingly.
Synonyms
irritate
Their attitude irritates me.
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annoy
Try making a note of the things that annoy you.
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aggravate (informal)
What aggravates you most about this country?
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provoke
I didn't want to do anything to provoke him.
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bug (informal)
I only did it to bug my parents.
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put out (informal)
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gall
It was their smugness that galled her most.
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ruffle
My refusal to let him ruffle me infuriated him.
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nettle
I instantly regretted my remark, because it obviously nettled him.
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vex
Everything about that man vexes me.
,
rile
Cancellations rarely riled him.
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peeve (informal)
,
get on your nerves (informal)
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nark (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang)
,
miff (informal)
,
be on your back (slang)
,
piss you off (taboo, slang)
,
get in your hair (informal)
,
rub you up the wrong way (informal)
,
put your nose out of joint (informal)
,
get your back up
,
put your back up
,
hack you off (informal)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of aggravate
Definition
to annoy
What aggravates you most about this country?
Synonyms
needle (informal),
hassle (informal),
vex,
irk,
get under your skin (informal),
get on your nerves (informal),
nark (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang),
get up your nose (informal),
be on your back (slang),
piss you off (taboo, slang),
rub (someone) up the wrong way (informal),
get in your hair (informal),
get on your wick (British, slang),
hack you off (informal)
in the sense of annoy
Definition
to irritate or displease
Try making a note of the things that annoy you.
Synonyms
get (informal),
bug (informal),
needle (informal),
hassle (informal),
aggravate (informal),
vex,
irk,
get under your skin (informal),
get on your nerves (informal),
nark (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang),
get up your nose (informal),
give someone grief (British, South Africa),
make your blood boil,
piss you off (taboo, slang),
rub someone up the wrong way (informal),
get your goat (slang),
get in your hair (informal),
get on your wick (British, slang),
get your dander up (informal),
get your back up,
incommode (formal),
put your back up,
hack you off (informal),
be on your back (slang)
in the sense of bug
Definition
to irritate or upset (someone)
I only did it to bug my parents.
Synonyms
needle (informal),
hassle (informal),
aggravate (informal),
vex,
irk,
get under your skin (informal),
get on your nerves (informal),
nark (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang),
get up your nose (informal),
be on your back (slang),
piss you off (taboo, slang),
get in your hair (informal),
get on your wick (British, slang),
hack you off (informal)

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