American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Easily irritated or annoyed.
- adj. Pathology Abnormally sensitive to a stimulus.
- adj. Physiology Capable of responding to stimuli.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Susceptible to mental irritation; liable to the excitement of anger or passion; irascible; petulant.
- Susceptible to physical irritation; capable of being stimulated to action by external agency; liable to contract, shrink, become inflamed, etc., when excited or stimulated: as, irritable nerves; an irritable wound.
- Specifically, in physiology and botany, possessing the property of irritability.
- Responding quickly to a stimulus; sensitive; impressible.
- Synonyms Passionate, etc. (see irascible); fretful, peevish.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being irritated.
- adj. Very susceptible of anger or passion; easily inflamed or exasperated.
- adj. (Physiol.) Endowed with irritability; susceptible of irritation; capable of being excited to action by the application of certain stimuli.
- adj. (Med.) Susceptible of irritation; unduly sensitive to irritants or stimuli. See Irritation, n., 3.
- adj. capable of responding to stimuli
- adj. easily irritated or annoyed
- adj. abnormally sensitive to a stimulus
- irritate + -able (Wiktionary)
- French irritable, from Latin irrītābilis, from irrītāre, to irritate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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