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English definition of “irritable”

irritable

adjective     /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.Bad-tempered irritably     /-bli/ adverb Bad-tempered irritability     /ˌɪr.ɪ.təˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-t̬əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] Bad-tempered
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