chafing (part of speech: verb)
aggravating (part of speech: verb)
envenoming, antagonizing, exasperating, perturbing, peeving, needling, baiting, nagging, pestering, badgering, arousing, exacerbating, tormenting, enraging, troubling, inflaming, rankling, upsetting, bedeviling, discomposing, harrying, infuriating
irritating (part of speech: verb)
friction (part of speech: noun)
- But what must be must, and there's no use fretting. - "Ethelyn's Mistake", Mary Jane Holmes.
- But whereas Aratus had commanded the Achaeans not to pass a deep watercourse, and thus put a stop to the pursuit, Lydiadas, the Megalopolitan, fretting at the orders, and encouraging the horse which he led, and following the routed enemy, got into a place full of vines, hedges, and ditches; and being forced to break his ranks, began to retire in disorder. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- Grandma, in rich black silk and plain Quaker cap, was hovering near her favorite child, asking continually if she were too hot, or too cold or too tired, while Lucy, in white muslin dress and flowing curls, flitted hither and thither, fretting at the servants, or ordering grandma, and occasionally tapping her sister's pale cheek, to see if she could not coax some color into it. - "Homestead on the Hillside", Mary Jane Holmes.