irritable

adjective ir·ri·ta·ble \ ˈir-ə-tə-bəl \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of irritable

: capable of being irritated: such as
a : easily exasperated or excited
  • gets irritable when he tires
b : responsive to stimuli

irritableness

noun

irritably

play \ˈir-ə-tə-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.

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First Known Use of irritable

1662


IRRITABLE Defined for English Language Learners

irritable

adjective

Definition of irritable for English Language Learners

  • : becoming angry or annoyed easily


IRRITABLE Defined for Kids

irritable

adjective ir·ri·ta·ble \ ˈir-ə-tə-bəl \

Definition of irritable for Students

: easily made angry or annoyed
  • Hunger makes me irritable.

irritably

\-blē\ adverb

Medical Dictionary

irritable

adjective ir·ri·ta·ble \ ˈir-ət-ə-bəl \

medical Definition of irritable

: characterized by irritability: as
a : easily exasperated or excited
b : responsive to stimuli


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