Irritant vs Irritating - What's the difference?

irritant | irritating |


As adjectives the difference between irritant and irritating

is that irritant is causing irritation or inflammation while irritating is causing irritation, annoyance or pain.

As a noun irritant

is any medication designed to cause irritation.

As a verb irritating is

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Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

irritant

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Causing irritation or inflammation.
  • (legal, Scotland) Rendering null and void; conditionally invalidating.
  • * Hayward
  • The states elected Harry, Duke of Anjou, for their king, with this clause irritant ; that, if he did violate any part of his oath, the people should owe him no allegiance.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any medication designed to cause irritation
  • A source of irritation.
  • irritating

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Causing irritation, annoyance or pain.
  • Stimulating]] or [[excite, exciting a response.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * nonirritating

    Verb

    (head)