Synonyms for irritable

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ir-i-tuh-buhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɪr ɪ tə bəl

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Définition of irritable

Origin :
  • 1660s, from French irritable and directly from Latin irritabilis "easily excited," from irritare (see irritate). Related: Irritably.
  • adj bad-tempered, crabby
Example sentences :
  • It will be guessed that Mr. Chalmers Payne was in an irritable frame of mind.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • Casanova, however, had suddenly grown distrait and irritable.
  • Extract from : « Casanova's Homecoming » by Arthur Schnitzler
  • You shall not complain of an inattentive or an irritable auditor.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • Ninian joined them on the following day, very cheerless and irritable.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • Recollect that he is suffering under his wound, which has made him irritable.
  • Extract from : « The Pirate and The Three Cutters » by Frederick Marryat
  • I cannot afford to be irritable and captious, nor to waste all my time in attacks.
  • Extract from : « Essays, Second Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • And now when he was irritable and angry with the children, she did not even look at him reproachfully.
  • Extract from : « The Great Hunger » by Johan Bojer
  • The very mention of the theme is sure to render him irritable and unhappy.
  • Extract from : « Roland Cashel » by Charles James Lever
  • Do you know, child, that we have got into a most irritable tone with each other?
  • Extract from : « Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. » by Charles James Lever
  • And is it not more than hard for a hasty, peevish, irritable dog like myself?
  • Extract from : « Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II. » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for irritable

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