irritable irritable  /ˈɪ rə tə bəl/


  1. (adj) easily irritated or annoyed
  2. (adj) abnormally sensitive to a stimulus
  3. (adj) capable of responding to stimuli


  1. Some contain diuretics or laxatives that can cause skin rashes, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.
  2. She was irritable, and had a low blood count, but 'within a month she seemed to have recovered.
  3. Appeared tired and irritable, and bore the ills of a poor makeup job.


  1. Free lecture seeks to connect allergies to digestion problems

    CHICO — A free seminar discussing the causes of irritable bowel syndrome and the food people eat will be 5-6 p.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Chico Enterprise-Record

  2. McDreamy, Tully’s founder spar on Twitter

    SEATTLE — Perhaps it’s a case of too much coffee making them irritable. The lawyer for actor Patrick Dempsey and Tully’s Coffee founder Tom O’Keefe traded jabs on Twitter earlier this week regarding the two side’s inability to hammer out …
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Q13 FOX Seattle

  3. Psychologist's 'bible' makes caffeine intoxication and withdrawal official mental disorders

    The latest addition of what mental health professionals use to make their diagnoses has some controversial new disorders in it. Irritable, nervous, restless-- it may not be you. It may be caffeine or lack of caffeine, and it may not be your fault.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: KSPR Springfield


  1. "These price spikes occurred on a six weekly basis and they went right off the graph, quite frankly, way beyond any spike that's occurred in the past," Mr Samuel said. "That's when we become concerned and very irritable."
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Graeme Samuel Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. "If (Green) has a chip on his shoulder, then that makes two of us," Ward said. "I've been away from my family for a long time. I'm a bit irritable. He's desperate to win, but I want to keep my title. I don't know if it's now or if it's later,...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Andre Ward Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "Sometimes you fall in love with who you're playing. As filming winds down, you hear the clock ticking because you know you're going to leave your character behind and a kind of odd separation anxiety kicks in. You get irritable and just sort of...
    on Mar 5, 2010 By: Johnny Depp Source: Indian Express

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untenable untenable
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