Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: irritable
IPA transcription: ['ɪɹətəbəl]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy
    Meaning: easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
Usage examples
  • Oh, Anna, why are you so irritable?
  • She loves peace and quiet, and feels very irritable under the influence of others.
  • I grew, day by day, more moody, more irritable, more regardless of the feelings of others.
  • So Mary was angry this time; angry in earnest, and Jane felt the irritable palm more than once.
  • What makes you say you will have one to-morrow?" Ivan inquired, with a peculiar, irritable curiosity.
  • I could not get two hours of consecutive sleep, and the effect of my sufferings was to make me nervous and irritable.
  • Spargo, almost irritable from desire to get at close grips with the objects of his long journey, shook off Breton's hand with a growl of resentment.
  • Least of all had the more than feudal magnificence, thus discovered, a tendency to allay the irritable feelings of the less ancient and less wealthy Berlifitzings.
  • Her irritable mood had vanished, but Jane could see that she was on the lookout for some one all the time, although she made the most pathetic little efforts to conceal her watchfulness.
  • When any of the inmates chose to go outside, the noise occasioned by the removing of this rude door awakened every body else; and on more than one occasion I had remarked that the islanders were nearly as irritable as more civilized beings under similar circumstances.