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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.
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Adv.1.irritably - in a petulant manner; "he said testily; `Go away!'"
2.irritably - in an irritable manner; "she had become irritably exact"
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[ˈɪrɪtəblɪ] ADV he said irritablydijo malhumorado




[ˈɪrɪtəblɪ] adv (speak) → con tono irritato; (shrug) → in modo scontroso


(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
References in classic literature ?
She won't want to be questioned at all," replied Noel Vanstone, irritably.
Wopsle, rather irritably, "but there is no girl present.
GERALD shrugs his shoulders and looks irritably over at his mother.
Newman was disappointed, and his fingers stole half shyly half irritably into his waistcoat-pocket.
Her admirable little foot, marvellously shod in a black shoe, tapped the floor irritably.
Oh, well, no wonder mine were overshadowed by Beaufort's," said Archer irritably.
I asked him one or two questions, but he would not answer, and when I pressed him he turned his face irritably to the wall.
He made up his mind now that nothing Josiah Graves said would induce him to remove the candlesticks from the altar, and he muttered Bismarck to himself once or twice irritably.
You exhaust all patience," cuttingly and irritably remarked Nastasia Philipovna.
I should like to hear William's side of the story," he said irritably.
He did not shrug his shoulders; and for want of that muscular outlet he thought the more irritably of beautiful lips kissing holy skulls and other emptinesses ecclesiastically enshrined.
said I irritably, and was about to resume bowling, when I noticed that he was unhappy.