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IRRITABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does irritable mean? 

IRRITABLE (adjective)
  The adjective IRRITABLE has 3 senses:

1. easily irritated or annoyed
2. abnormally sensitive to a stimulus
3. capable of responding to stimuli

  Familiarity information: IRRITABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IRRITABLE (adjective)


Sense 1irritable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Easily irritated or annoyed

Synonyms:

petulant; tetchy; irritable; testy; techy; peevish; pettish; scratchy; cranky; peckish; nettlesome; fractious

Context examples:

an incorrigibly fractious young man / not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

Similar:

ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)


Sense 2irritable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abnormally sensitive to a stimulus

Similar:

sensitive (responsive to physical stimuli)

Domain category:

pathology (the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases)


Sense 3irritable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of responding to stimuli

Synonyms:

excitable; irritable

Similar:

sensitive (responsive to physical stimuli)

Domain category:

physiology (the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms)


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