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irritable

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adjective ir·ri·ta·ble \ˈir-ə-tə-bəl\

Simple Definition of irritable

  • : becoming angry or annoyed easily

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of irritable

  1. :  capable of being irritated: as a :  easily exasperated or excited <gets irritable when he tires> b :  responsive to stimuli

irritableness

noun

irritably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of irritable in a sentence

  1. My father is always irritable after a nap.

  2. I came home from work feeling tired and irritable.



1662

First Known Use of irritable

1662


IRRITABLE Defined for Kids

irritable

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adjective ir·ri·ta·ble \ˈir-ə-tə-bəl\

Definition of irritable for Students

  1. :  easily made angry or annoyed <Hunger makes me irritable.>

irritably

\-blē\ adverb



Medical Dictionary

irritable

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adjective ir·ri·ta·ble \ˈir-ət-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of irritable

  1. :  characterized by irritability: asa:  easily exasperated or excitedb:  responsive to stimuli





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