adj. & n. (something) causing irritation.

Its late afternoon. Quiet (as quiet as a locality in Mumbai can get). You are figuring out how to make your page reload using Javascript, in which you are a novice. You have five tabs open in your browser and you are busy trying and evaluating the best method. And an IM contact pops a window on your desktop with a greeting that is so reeking of artifice, you lose your cool.

Your irritation causes you to take your IM contact to task for that pretense. What follows is a vicious cycle of irritation causing you to shelve your coding and take out your anger (frustration?) on the contact, resulting in a conversation which only serves to increase your irritation.

After it ends and you have your application ready, you wonder about the cost of that interruption.

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