Origin of irritable
Synonyms for irritable
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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|Grover Lewis|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"It ought to have been light an hour ago by the calendar, and it's still almost night," she said irritably.The Possessed|Fyodor Dostoevsky
"Well, of course, it will be polished," Avery irritably explained.Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
"This is a pretty kettle of fish," the squire said irritably.With Wolfe in Canada|G. A. Henty
1660s, from French irritable and directly from Latin irritabilis "easily excited," from irritare (see irritate). Related: Irritably.