irritable

If you're feeling on edge, like the smallest thing could bother you or make you lose your temper, you are irritable. Did I say something wrong?

Irritable means "easy to irritate or bother." If you have irritable skin, you get a rash from just about anything. An irritable person is not easy-going and often not very easy to be around. You might feel like you're "walking on eggshells," or being extra careful not to upset your brother when he's in an irritable mood. Is there anything I can do to make you less irritable? Fetch your favorite blanket? Maybe I'll just go away now.

Definitions of irritable
  1. adjective
    easily irritated or annoyed
    synonyms: cranky, fractious, nettlesome, peckish, peevish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, techy, testy, tetchy
    ill-natured
    having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
  2. adjective
    abnormally sensitive to a stimulus
    Synonyms:
    sensitive
    responsive to physical stimuli
  3. adjective
    capable of responding to stimuli
    synonyms: excitable
    sensitive
    responsive to physical stimuli
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