- irritable bowel syndrome,
- irritable heart,
Origin of irritable
Examples from the Web for irritable
Take, for example, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that affects some 15 percent of Americans.
But new research shows it is indeed real, and may be the cause of asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, and more.New Research Shows Poorly Understood “Leaky Gut Syndrome” Is Real, May Be the Cause of Several Diseases|Daniela Drake|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was irritable and ornery almost all of the time, and she seemed to be trying to distance herself from the others.Inside Tania Head’s Terrible 9/11 Lie: ‘The Woman Who Wasn’t There’|Robin Gaby Fisher, Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr.|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And he came across as irritable and snarky when asked to provide a succinct answer on how to address health care.Newt Gingrich Will Be Everyone's Target on the Next Debate|Mark McKinnon|December 10, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Like alcoholics, gambling addicts are often secretive, irritable, and unable to cut back.
It was very hot, and she was beginning to feel just a wee bit faint and hungry and irritable.The Sick-a-Bed Lady|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Overbearing to those he distrusted, irritable among shams, he was charity itself to real merit and to the poor.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
She was silent save when she was irritable, indifferent except when exacting.Res Judicat|Augustine Birrell
Irritable in the hotel hall, he perceived that this "friendship" threatened his holiday with a disastrous end.To Tell You the Truth|Leonard Merrick
He hated the long nights and days, and he grew more and more savage and irritable.Little Lord Fauntleroy|Frances Hodgson Burnett
1660s, from French irritable and directly from Latin irritabilis "easily excited," from irritare (see irritate). Related: Irritably.