irritable

  • 1 irritable — [ iritabl ] adj. • 1757; « irritant » 1520; lat. irritabilis 1 ♦ Biol. Susceptible de réagir à un stimulus. Toute matière vivante est irritable. ⇒ excitable. 2 ♦ (1829) Cour. Prompt à se mettre en colère, qu un rien irrite. ⇒ chatouilleux,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 irritable — irritable, fractious, peevish, snappish, waspish, petulant, pettish, huffy, fretful, querulous apply to persons or to their moods or dispositions in the sense of showing impatience or anger without due or sufficient cause. Irritable implies… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Irritable — Ir ri*ta*ble, a. [L. irritabilis: cf. F. irritable. See {Irritate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Capable of being irritated. [1913 Webster] 2. Very susceptible of anger or passion; easily inflamed or exasperated; as, an irritable temper. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 irritable — adjetivo 1. (ser / estar) Que se irrita o tiende a irritarse o enfadarse con facilidad: Tiene un carácter muy irritable. Estás muy irritable últimamente, ¿se puede saber qué te ocurre? …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 5 irritable — [ir′i tə bəl] adj. [L irritabilis < irritare, to IRRITATE] 1. easily annoyed or provoked; fretful 2. Med. excessively or pathologically sensitive to a stimulus 3. Physiol. able to respond to a stimulus irritability n. irritableness irritably… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 irritable — (adj.) 1660s, from Fr. irritable and directly from L. irritabilis easily excited, from irritare (see IRRITATE (Cf. irritate)). Related: Irritably …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 irritable — index fractious, froward, petulant, querulous, sensitive (easily affected) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 irritable — [adj] bad tempered, crabby annoyed, bearish, brooding, cantankerous, carping, choleric, complaining, contentious, crabbed, cross, crotchety, disputatious, dissatisfied, dyspeptic, easily offended, exasperated, fiery, fractious, fretful, fretting …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 irritable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) easily annoyed or angered. 2) Medicine abnormally sensitive. DERIVATIVES irritability noun irritableness noun irritably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 irritable — (i rri ta bl ) adj. 1°   Qui s irrite facilement. Homme irritable. Un esprit irritable. 2°   Qui est vivement affecté par les impressions reçues, tant au physique qu au moral. Tempérament irritable. Il a le genre nerveux très irritable.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 IRRITABLE — adj. des deux genres T. de Physiologie. Susceptible d irritation, de contraction. Les muscles sont irritables.   Il se dit aussi en parlant De la disposition à éprouver très vivement les impressions qu on reçoit. Il est d un tempérament fort… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 12 irritable — irritableness, n. irritably, adv. /ir i teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. easily irritated or annoyed; readily excited to impatience or anger. 2. Physiol., Biol. displaying irritability. 3. Pathol. susceptible to physical irritation. 4. Med. abnormally… …

    Universalium

  • 13 irritable — 01. You are always [irritable] when you don t get enough sleep. 02. He was so [irritable] that everyone avoided him. 03. It really [irritates] me when you change channels every five minutes. 04. After a delay of over four hours, the airline… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 irritable — {{#}}{{LM I22694}}{{〓}} {{SynI23252}} {{[}}irritable{{]}} ‹i·rri·ta·ble› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} Que se irrita con facilidad: • Es muy irritable y se enfada por cualquier cosa. Tengo que usar una crema especial porque tengo la piel muy… …

    Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • 15 IRRITABLE — adj. des deux genres Qui s’irrite, qui se met en colère facilement. Je ne connais personne plus irritable que lui. Un esprit irritable. En termes de Physiologie, il signifie Qui est susceptible d’irritation. Les muscles sont irritables. Avoir le… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 16 irritable — ► adjetivo 1 Que se irrita con facilidad: ■ debe de tener algún problema porque está muy irritable. SINÓNIMO irascible ANTÓNIMO paciente 2 BIOLOGÍA Se aplica al organismo con capacidad para reaccionar ante los estímulos externos. * * * irritable1 …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 17 irritable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. fretful, petulant, peevish, touchy, sensitive. See irascibility. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. sensitive, irascible, touchy, testy, ill tempered, huffy, peevish, petulant, fractious, tense, high… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 irritable — [[t]ɪ̱rɪtəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are irritable, you are easily annoyed. He had been waiting for over an hour and was beginning to feel irritable. Syn: crotchety Derived words: irritably [[t]ɪ̱rɪtəbli[/t]] ADV GRADED ADV with v Why are you… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 irritable — adjective 1 getting annoyed quickly or easily: Jo was tired, irritable, and depressed. 2 technical very sensitive and sore: irritable skin irritably adverb irritability noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 irritable — adjective Date: 1662 capable of being irritated: as a. easily exasperated or excited < gets irritable when he tires > b. responsive to stimuli • irritableness noun • irritably adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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