irritability


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ir·ri·ta·ble

 (ĭr′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Easily irritated or annoyed.
2. Medicine Abnormally or excessively sensitive to a stimulus: irritable bladder.
3. Capable of responding to a stimulus. Used of an organism.

[French irritable, from Latin irrītābilis, from irrītāre, to irritate.]

ir′ri·ta·bil′i·ty (-bĭl′ĭ-tē), ir′ri·ta·ble·ness n.
ir′ri·ta·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.irritability - an irritable petulant feelingirritability - an irritable petulant feeling  
ill humor, ill humour, distemper - an angry and disagreeable mood
testiness, tetchiness, touchiness - feeling easily irritated
pet - a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)
2.irritability - excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part
reactivity, responsiveness - responsive to stimulation
3.irritability - a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled angerirritability - a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
ill nature - a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
querulousness - the quality of being given to complaining

irritability

Translations
حِدَّة طَبع، سُرْعَة غَضَب
nedůtklivost
irritabilitet
skapstyggî
çabuk kızmasinirlilik

irritability

[ˌɪrɪtəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nirritabilidad f

irritability

[ˌɪrɪtəˈbɪlɪti] nirritabilité f
Patients usually suffer from increased irritability → Les patients souffrent généralement d'une irritabilité accrue.

irritability

nReizbarkeit f; (on occasion) → Gereiztheit f

irritability

[ˌɪrɪtəˈbɪlɪtɪ] nirritabilità

irritate

(ˈiriteit) verb
1. to annoy or make angry. The children's chatter irritated him.
2. to make (a part of the body) sore, red, itchy etc. Soap can irritate a baby's skin.
ˈirritable adjective
easily annoyed. He was in an irritable mood.
ˈirritably adverb
ˌirritaˈbility noun
ˈirritableness noun
ˈirritating adjective
She has an irritating voice.
ˌirriˈtation noun

ir·ri·ta·bil·i·ty

n. irritabilidad, propiedad de un organismo o tejido de reaccionar al ambiente.

irritability

n irritabilidad f
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