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Meaning of IRRITABLE

Pronunciation:  'iritubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
  2. [adj]  (physiology) capable of responding to stimuli
  3. [adj]  (pathology) abnormally sensitive to a stimulus

IRRITABLE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: cranky, excitable, fractious, ill-natured, nettlesome, peckish, peevish, pettish, petulant, sensitive, techy, testy, tetchy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ir"ri*ta*ble\, a. [L. irritabilis: cf. F. irritable.
See {Irritate}.]
1. Capable of being irriated.

2. Very susceptible of anger or passion; easily inflamed or
   exasperated; as, an irritable temper.

         Vicious, old, and irritable.          --Tennyson.

3. (Physiol.) Endowed with irritability; susceptible of
   irritation; capable of being excited to action by the
   application of certain stimuli.

4. (Med.) Susceptible of irritation; unduly sensitive to
   irritants or stimuli. See {Irritation}, n., 3.

Syn: Excitable; irascible; touchy; fretful; peevish.

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