Origin of irritable
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Related Words for irritablyfuriously, madly, violently, fiercely, sharply, savagely, hotly, heatedly, bitterly, indignantly, tempestuously, wildly, crisply, crossly, irately, irritably, testily
Examples from the Web for irritably
Contemporary Examples of irritably
Irritably, he complies, but when the stewardess moves on, he reclines the chair again, muttering balefully under his breath.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band
March 15, 2014
Historical Examples of irritably
"I believe I spoke plainly," said the superintendent, irritably.Brave and Bold
His mate warned him irritably away, and he curled up and slept in the entrance.White Fang
"You are certainly the most economical man I ever saw," declared the Prince, irritably.Prince Vance
“You indulge the children too much, Ameres,” his wife said irritably.The Cat of Bubastes
G. A. Henty
"Then you will never marry a foreign husband," returned the sculptor, irritably.Melomaniacs
- quickly irritated; easily annoyed; peevish
- (of all living organisms) capable of responding to such stimuli as heat, light, and touch
- pathol abnormally sensitive
1660s, from French irritable and directly from Latin irritabilis "easily excited," from irritare (see irritate). Related: Irritably.
- Capable of reacting to a stimulus.
- Abnormally sensitive to a stimulus.