irritable definition

  • adjective:
    • Easily irritated or annoyed.
    • Pathology Abnormally responsive to a stimulus.
    • Physiology effective at answering stimuli.
    • Capable of becoming annoyed.
    • Easily exasperated or excited.
    • Responsive to stimuli.
    • Capable of being agitated.
    • extremely vulnerable of anger or passion; quickly inflamed or exasperated.
    • Endowed with irritability; vulnerable of irritation; capable of being excited to activity because of the application of certain stimuli.
    • Susceptible of irritation; unduly responsive to irritants or stimuli. See Irritation, n., 3.
    • effective at giving an answer to stimuli
    • easily irritated or annoyed
    • uncommonly responsive to a stimulus
  • others:
    • vunerable to mental irritation; liable to the pleasure of anger or passion; irascible; petulant.
    • prone to actual discomfort; effective at being activated to activity by exterior agency; prone to contract, shrink, be inflamed, etc., whenever excited or activated: as, cranky nerves; an irritable wound.
    • especially, in physiology and botany, having the home of irritability.
    • Responding quickly to a stimulus; delicate; impressible.
    • Synonyms Passionate, an such like. (see irascible); fretful, peevish.

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