Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Impatient; easily angered or excited.

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Usage examples "irritable":

  1. Instead of saving time in this sensible way, too often the mother loses both time and the love of her child through becoming irritable and scolding the little one for every offence committed. - "Parent and Child Vol. III., Child Study and Training", Mosiah Hall.
  2. Since then Sybil had been nervous and irritable, all the more because she was conscious of being watched. - "Democracy An American Novel", Henry Adams.
  3. My brother- in- law was disposed to be irritable. - "An Amiable Charlatan", E. Phillips Oppenheim.