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Meaning of IRRITABILITY

Pronunciation:  `iritu'bilitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
  2. [n]  excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part
  3. [n]  an irritable petulant feeling
 

IRRITABILITY is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: biliousness, choler, crossness, excitability, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, snappishness, surliness, temper
 
 See Also: ill humor, ill humour, ill nature, pet, querulousness, reactivity, responsiveness, testiness, tetchiness, touchiness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ir`ri*ta*bil"i*ty\, n. [L. irritabilitas: cf. F.
irritabilit['e].]
1. The state or quality of being irritable; quick
   excitability; petulance; fretfulness; as, irritability of
   temper.

2. (Physiol.) A natural susceptibility, characteristic of all
   living organisms, tissues, and cells, to the influence of
   certain stimuli, response being manifested in a variety of
   ways, -- as that quality in plants by which they exhibit
   motion under suitable stimulation; esp., the property
   which living muscle processes, of responding either to a
   direct stimulus of its substance, or to the stimulating
   influence of its nerve fibers, the response being
   indicated by a change of form, or contraction;
   contractility.

3. (Med.) A condition of morbid excitability of an organ or
   part of the body; undue susceptibility to the influence of
   stimuli. See {Irritation}, n., 3.

 

 

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