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irritable

adjective uk   /ˈɪr.ɪ.tə.bl̩/ us    /-t̬ə-/
C2 becoming annoyed very easily: Be careful what you say - he's rather irritable today. "Don't disturb me again," she said in an irritable (= angry) voice.
irritably
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
irritability
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪr.ɪ.təˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-t̬əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
Translations of “irritable”
in Chinese (Traditional) 易怒的,暴躁的…
in Russian раздражительный…
in Turkish sinirli, asabi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 易怒的,暴躁的…
in Polish drażliwy…
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