Irritable definition

ĭrĭ-tə-bəl
Easily irritated or annoyed.
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(medicine) Abnormally or excessively sensitive to a stimulus.

Irritable bladder.

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Capable of responding to a stimulus. Used of an organism.
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Capable of responding to a stimulus. Used of an organism.
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Easily annoyed or provoked.
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The definition of irritable is someone who is cranky, or who has the tendency to be grumpy and get mad easily.

A woman who is very pregnant, has raging hormones and gets really mad at everything all the time is an example of someone who would be described as irritable.

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In an ill humor; bad-tempered; peevish.
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(med.) Excessively or pathologically sensitive to a stimulus.
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(physiol.) Able to respond to a stimulus.
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Easily irritated or annoyed.
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(medicine) Abnormally or excessively sensitive to a stimulus.

Irritable bladder.

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Capable of being irritated.
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Easily exasperated or excited.
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Responsive to stimuli.
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Origin of irritable

  • French irritable from Latin irrītābilis from irrītāre to irritate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French irritable, from Latin irritabilis

    From Wiktionary