irritability irritability  /ɪ rɪ tə ˈbɪ lə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an irritable petulant feeling
  2. (n) excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part
  3. (n) a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

Usage(s):

  1. A recent Foundation survey of women found that those with hysterectomy reported irritability, diminished sexual desire, fatigue and lost genital sensation.
  2. Such ailments, according to briefings commanders get before deploying, begin with mild anxiety and irritability, difficulty sleeping, and growing feelings of apathy and pessimism.
  3. Much later come irritability, sleeplessness and paranoia.

News

  • CHP tips for surviving BART backup

    Here are some tips from the California Highway Patrol on how to survive the commute traffic backups from the BART transit strike. Stay rested and don't allow yourself to get hungry and thirsty which leads to irritability. Avoid unnecessary braking and lane changes which causes accidents. Secure any loads you are carrying to cut down on debris falling on roadway and further tying up traffic ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: KTVU

Quotes

  1. Sir Igor, the country's second most senior judge, said that when a person was carrying a knife, "it takes but a moment of irritability, drunkenness, anger, perceived insult or something utterly trivial like a look, for the weapon to be produced -...
    on May 21, 2008 By: Igor Judge Source: Daily Mail

  2. "As far as irritability, they're both right up there," Maltby said. "It would be kind of fun to see them do a little battle. They both have the gift of gab that's for sure."
    on May 9, 2008 By: Kirk Maltby Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "It's primarily fatigue, headaches and a lot of pressure in the front part of my head, and irritability," Primeau said. "I get nauseous and motion sickness, so I can't drive a car right now."
    on Feb 18, 2004 By: Keith Primeau Source: USA Today

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