irritation
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irritation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (feeling of annoyance)
a. la irritación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I was doing my best not to show my irritation at his arrogance.Estaba haciendo lo posible por que no se me notara la irritación que me producía su arrogancia.
b. el enojo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her irritation at the traffic jam went away the moment she saw the beach in the distance.Su enojo por el embotellamiento desapareció en el momento en que vio la playa en la distancia.
c. el enfado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
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He could see clear signs of irritation in her face.Él podía ver signos inequívocos de enfado en la cara de ella.
2. (source of annoyance)
a. la molestia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His knee problem was an irritation but it wasn't going to stop him playing golf.El problema de la rodilla era una molestia, pero no le iba a impedir jugar golf.
b. el inconveniente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In his depressed state, minor irritations became major problems.Dado su estado depresivo, los pequeños inconvenientes se convertían en graves problemas.
3. (soreness)
a. la irritación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This medicine may cause skin irritation.Este medicamento puede producir irritación cutánea.
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irritation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la irritación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I discovered, to my intense irritation, that…me irritó profundamente descubrir que…
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irritation [ˌɪrɪˈteɪʃən]
noun
1 (state) irritación (f); enfado (m)
she could not conceal her irritation no podía disimular su irritación or enfado
she had taken out her irritation on me The tone of Cohen's voice instantly conveyed his irritation
2 (irritant) molestia (f)
all the frustrations and irritations of the past few months disappeared
3 (Med) irritación (f)
if the cream causes irritation consult a doctor the effect may increase dryness and irritation benzoyl peroxide can cause irritation and swelling around the eyes
a minor skin irritation una irritación cutánea de poca importancia
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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