Irritate vs Jangle - What's the difference?

irritate | jangle |

As verbs the difference between irritate and jangle

is that irritate is (lb) to provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure while jangle is to make a rattling metallic sound.

As a noun jangle is

a rattling metallic sound.




  • (lb) To provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure.
  • *
  • *:Thanks to that penny he had just spent so recklessly [on a newspaper] he would pass a happy hour, taken, for once, out of his anxious, despondent, miserable self. It irritated him shrewdly to know that these moments of respite from carking care would not be shared with his poor wife, with careworn, troubled Ellen.
  • (lb) To introduce irritability or irritation in.
  • (lb) To cause or induce displeasure or irritation.
  • (lb) To induce pain in (all or part of a body or organism).
  • (lb) To render null and void.
  • :(Archbishop Bramhall)
  • Synonyms

    * provoke * rile


    * please

    See also

    * exasperate * peeve * disturb English intransitive verbs English transitive verbs ----




  • To make a rattling metallic sound.
  • To cause something to make a rattling metallic sound.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Like sweet bells jangled , out of tune, and harsh.
  • To irritate.
  • The sound from the next apartment jangled my nerves.
  • To quarrel in words; to wrangle.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Good wits will be jangling ; but, gentles, agree.
  • * Carlyle
  • Prussian Trenck jargons and jangles in an unmelodious manner.


    (en noun)
  • A rattling metallic sound.
  • * Longfellow
  • the musical jangle of sleigh bells
  • (obsolete) Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble.
  • (Chaucer)

    Usage notes

    * somewhat harsher than jingle