noun, plural ir·ri·ta·bil·i·ties.
- irritable bowel syndrome,
- irritable heart,
Origin of irritability
Examples from the Web for irritability
Her irritability became more pronounced and she was fired from her job with a periodontic practice in Hamden.
But Carey may have been occasionally hampered by an irritability that is also common among those with hypomania.
It revealed the irritability of a man accustomed to being in control who's watching his plans fall apart in public.John Avlon: Mitt Romney’s Campaign Is Becoming a Sinking Ship|John Avlon|December 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Less outdoor and active play time as the weather gets colder leads to an increase in irritability or anxiety in all children.
Signs included muscular aches and pains, headaches, inability to relax, and irritability.
Nervously, with an irritability so foreign to her, that they eyed each other uncertainly, she gave them hurried commands.The Monster|Edgar Saltus
Capron had certainly succeeded in leaving an atmosphere of irritability behind him.Poppy|Cynthia Stockley
Her irritability had suddenly quite vanished, and her anxious, imploring eyes were fixed on him with greedy expectation.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
Only by a certain degree of irritability can it survive in the struggle for existence.Outwitting Our Nerves|Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
He suffered from; irritability of the prepuce, and the nurse powdered it before he went to sleep.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis