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French irritable from Latin irrītābilis from irrītāre to irritate
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French irritable, from Latin irritabilis
His temper was irritable, his habits penurious and solitary.
It was the weather that made her so irritable.
She is never fretful or irritable, and I have never seen her impatient with her playmates because they failed to understand her.
He could, never forgive Gustavus for having forestalled the revolution, and his morbidly irritable and suspicious temper saw slights and insults in the most innocent conjunctures.
He grew still more irritable, and it was Princess Mary who generally bore the brunt of his frequent fits of unprovoked anger.
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