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Emotional ChargePlay
‘Rile’ often implies a strong emotional response but usually not extreme wrath. SlideThe cafe's slow service riled up the normally patient customer.
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Usually NegativePlay
Using 'rile' implies a negative experience or effect, try to avoid using it in a positive context. SlideMisleading headlines tend to rile readers who expect accurate reporting.
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Intensity of AnnoyancePlay
‘Rile’ is more intense than ‘annoy’ but less than ‘enrage’. It's moderate irritation. SlideThe comedian's jokes riled the audience, sparking a mix of laughter and discomfort.