Definition of irritable
- gets irritable when he tires
My father is always irritable after a nap.
I came home from work feeling tired and irritable.
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choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, crotchety, fiery, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, prickly, quick-tempered, raspy, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, snippy, stuffy, testy, waspish;
out of humor, out of sorts;
: becoming angry or annoyed easily
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