Irritable - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɪrɪtəbl|  American pronunciation of the word irritable
Brit.  |ˈɪrɪtəb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word irritable


- easily irritated or annoyed (syn: cranky, fractious, nettlesome, peckish, peevish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, techy, testy, tetchy)
- abnormally sensitive to a stimulus
- capable of responding to stimuli (syn: excitable)


My father is always irritable after a nap.

I came home from work feeling tired and irritable.

His ill health made him more suspicious and irritable than ever.

Jo was tired, irritable, and depressed.

The professor had been pugnacious and irritable.

He's the same old Peter - moody and irritable.

people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome

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