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Definitions of irritable

  1. Irritability, irritableness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. IRRITABLENESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. IRRITABLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. capable of responding to stimuli Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. abnormally sensitive to a stimulus Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Capable of being irriated. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Very susceptible of anger or passion; easily inflamed or exasperated; as, an irritable temper. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Endowed with irritability; susceptible of irritation; capable of being excited to action by the application of certain stimuli. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Susceptible of irritation; unduly sensitive to irritants or stimuli. See Irritation, n., 3. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Easily provoked to anger; easily caused to perform some physical function. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. That may be irritated: easily provoked: (med.) susceptible of excitement or irritation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Impatient; easily angered or excited. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Susceptible of irritation; easily inflamed or exasperated; excitable under stimuli. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Easily provoked or made angry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for irritable

  1. His face was haggard, his movements irritable and restless; he started nervously at every sound. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  2. The charge was wearing her out; her strength was giving way, and her temper growing so irritable that she was ashamed of herself- and all without any good to Juliet. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
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