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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 for "irritable":

    lrritable, excitable, moody, annoyed

How to pronounce irritable?

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How to say irritable in sign language?

  1. irritable

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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. Jay Siegel:

    Only direct clinical comparisons of( Remsima) and Remicade in active irritable bowel disease can provide the requisite assurance.

  3. Russell Rosenberg:

    It also affects relationships quite dramatically. Narcoleptics say they fall asleep while having sex or are too tired to have sex, or are irritable.

  4. 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.

  5. Andrew Marr:

    Constantly agitated, finding myself irritable and that would turn into a burning rage, which was very uncomfortable to deal with, especially when you don’t want to be feeling like that and you try to turn it off and it won’t turn off.


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    An antonym for "pesky"
    • A. agreeable
    • B. plaguey
    • C. pestilent
    • D. pettish

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