irritability

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noun ir·ri·ta·bil·i·ty \ˌir-ə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of irritability

plural

irritabilities

  1. 1 :  the property of protoplasm and of living organisms that permits them to react to stimuli

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being irritable: such asa :  quick excitability to annoyance, impatience, or anger :  petulanceb :  abnormal or excessive excitability of an organ or part of the body

Examples of irritability in a Sentence

  1. the librarian's well-known irritability makes students hesitant to ask questions

Recent Examples of irritability from the Web

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First Known Use of irritability

1755


IRRITABILITY Defined for Kids

irritability

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noun ir·ri·ta·bil·i·ty \ˌir-ə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of irritability for Students

  1. :  the quality of easily becoming angry or annoyed


Medical Dictionary

irritability

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noun ir·ri·ta·bil·i·ty \ˌir-ət-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of irritability

plural

irritabilities

  1. 1:  the property of protoplasm and of living organisms that permits them to react to stimuli

  2. 2a:  quick excitability to annoyance, impatience, or angerb:  abnormal or excessive excitability of an organ or part of the body (as the stomach or bladder)



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