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Noun: irritability  ,i-ri-tu'bi-li-tee
  1. An irritable petulant feeling
    - crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness, petulance, choler
  2. Excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part
    - excitability
  3. A disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    "his irritability was well known to all his employees";
    - temper, biliousness, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness, snappiness

Derived forms: irritabilities

Type of: distemper, ill humor [US], ill humour [Brit, Cdn], ill nature, reactivity, responsiveness

Encyclopedia: Irritability