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Synonyms for irritable
ˈɪr ɪ tə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy(adj)

    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. irritable(adj)

    abnormally sensitive to a stimulus

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

    Antonyms:
    insensitive, good-natured

  3. excitable, irritable(adj)

    capable of responding to stimuli

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

    Antonyms:
    insensitive, good-natured

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. irritable(a.)

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

  2. irritable(a.)

    Synonyms:
    susceptible (to the influence of a stimulus)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. irritable(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    lrritable, excitable, moody, annoyed

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How to use irritable in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Sam Fuld:

    It's just a crummy feeling, you get a little irritable.

  4. Adam Bisaga:

    There is no specific research showing that this specific medication has been linked to aggression, in fact, when used properly this medication would stabilize people who otherwise would irritable, such as heroin addicts undergoing withdrawal and feeling anxious and irritable.

  5. Chris Morris:

    It makes me irritable when people come around asking for trouble and I don't have any ready for them. Now I'll have to go find them and deliver some.


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