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Synonyms for irritable
ˈɪr ɪ tə bəlir·ri·ta·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techyadjective

    easily irritated or annoyed

    "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"

    Synonyms:
    irritating, rough, tender, bothersome, galling, cranky, gravelly, crank, pesky, scratchy, pettish, pestiferous, pestering, abrasive, uneven, vexing, petulant, excitable, plaguey, refractory, teasing, tippy, peevish, rasping, recalcitrant, nettlesome, fractious, plaguy, tetchy, testy, spotty, techy, vexatious, raspy, peckish, annoying, grating

    Antonyms:
    insensitive, good-natured

  2. irritableadjective

    abnormally sensitive to a stimulus

    Synonyms:
    scratchy, fractious, nettlesome, cranky, peevish, techy, petulant, pettish, tetchy, testy, excitable, peckish

    Antonyms:
    insensitive, good-natured

  3. excitable, irritableadjective

    capable of responding to stimuli

    Synonyms:
    scratchy, fractious, nettlesome, cranky, peevish, techy, petulant, pettish, tetchy, testy, excitable, peckish

    Antonyms:
    insensitive, good-natured

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. irritableadjective

    Synonyms:
    irascible, fretful, testy, touchy, peevish, pettish, waspish, snappish, choleric, splenetic, captious, petulant, excitable, hot, peppery, passionate, fiery

  2. irritableadjective

    Synonyms:
    susceptible (to the influence of a stimulus)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. irritableadjective

    Synonyms:
    irascible, fretful, spleeny, choleric, petulant, fiery, captious, splenetic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "irritable":

    lrritable, excitable, moody, annoyed

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How to use irritable in a sentence?

  1. Wesley Black:

    I kept getting told,' oh, it's [ Irritable Bowel Syndrome ], or it's Crohn's disease, or you need to change your diet,'.

  2. Jennifer Bonjean:

    I went back to being irritable, i went back to blaming myself. I became a loner.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Anyone who is hateful rather than loveful is like a bear with a sore head i.e. he/she is irritable/disgusting. So, be loveful and never hateful.

  4. Edmund Burke:

    The wise determine from the gravity of the case the irritable, from sensibility to oppression the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.

  5. Cynthia Sass:

    Magnesium has been shown to help alleviate depression, fatigue, and irritability, bonus : When you're feeling especially irritable during that time of the month, the mineral also helps to fight PMS symptoms, including cramps and water retention.


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