irritable

irritable
irritable [ir′i tə bəl]
adj.
[L irritabilis < irritare, to IRRITATE]
1. easily annoyed or provoked; fretful
2. Med. excessively or pathologically sensitive to a stimulus
3. Physiol. able to respond to a stimulus
irritability
n.
irritableness
irritably
adv.
SYN.- IRRITABLE implies quick excitability to annoyance or anger, usually resulting from emotional tension, restlessness, physical indisposition, etc.; IRASCIBLE and CHOLERIC are applied to persons who are hot-tempered and can be roused to a fit of anger at the slightest irritation; SPLENETIC suggests a peevish moroseness in one quick to vent his malice or spite; TOUCHY applies to one who is acutely irritable or sensitive and is too easily offended; CRANKY and CROSS suggest moods in which one cannot be easily pleased or satisfied, CRANKY because of stubborn notions or whims, and CROSS because of ill humor

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Irritable — Ir ri*ta*ble, a. [L. irritabilis: cf. F. irritable. See {Irritate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Capable of being irritated. [1913 Webster] 2. Very susceptible of anger or passion; easily inflamed or exasperated; as, an irritable temper. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irritable — adjetivo 1. (ser / estar) Que se irrita o tiende a irritarse o enfadarse con facilidad: Tiene un carácter muy irritable. Estás muy irritable últimamente, ¿se puede saber qué te ocurre? …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • irritable — (adj.) 1660s, from Fr. irritable and directly from L. irritabilis easily excited, from irritare (see IRRITATE (Cf. irritate)). Related: Irritably …   Etymology dictionary

  • irritable — index fractious, froward, petulant, querulous, sensitive (easily affected) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • irritable — [adj] bad tempered, crabby annoyed, bearish, brooding, cantankerous, carping, choleric, complaining, contentious, crabbed, cross, crotchety, disputatious, dissatisfied, dyspeptic, easily offended, exasperated, fiery, fractious, fretful, fretting …   New thesaurus

  • irritable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) easily annoyed or angered. 2) Medicine abnormally sensitive. DERIVATIVES irritability noun irritableness noun irritably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • irritable — (i rri ta bl ) adj. 1°   Qui s irrite facilement. Homme irritable. Un esprit irritable. 2°   Qui est vivement affecté par les impressions reçues, tant au physique qu au moral. Tempérament irritable. Il a le genre nerveux très irritable.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • IRRITABLE — adj. des deux genres T. de Physiologie. Susceptible d irritation, de contraction. Les muscles sont irritables.   Il se dit aussi en parlant De la disposition à éprouver très vivement les impressions qu on reçoit. Il est d un tempérament fort… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)


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