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 for irritable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Irritable \Ir"ri*ta*ble\, a. [L. irritabilis: cf. F. irritable.
     See Irritate.]
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     1. Capable of being irritated.
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     2. Very susceptible of anger or passion; easily inflamed or
        exasperated; as, an irritable temper.
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              Vicious, old, and irritable.          --Tennyson.
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     3. (Physiol.) Endowed with irritability; susceptible of
        irritation; capable of being excited to action by the
        application of certain stimuli.
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     4. (Med.) Susceptible of irritation; unduly sensitive to
        irritants or stimuli. See Irritation, n., 3.
  
     Syn: Excitable; irascible; touchy; fretful; peevish.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  irritable
      adj 1: easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious
             young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
             [syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome,
             peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy,
             testy, tetchy, techy]
      2: abnormally sensitive to a stimulus
      3: capable of responding to stimuli [syn: excitable,
         irritable]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  122 Moby Thesaurus words for "irritable":
     aggressive, agitable, all nerves, allergic, anaphylactic,
     apprehensive, bad-tempered, bearish, bellicose, belligerent,
     bickering, bitchy, cankered, cantankerous, choleric, churlish,
     combative, crabbed, crabby, cranky, cross, cross-grained,
     crotchety, crusty, cussed, delicate, disagreeable, disputatious,
     divisive, dyspeptic, edgy, emotional, emotionally unstable,
     empathetic, empathic, eristic, eruptive, excitable, explosive,
     factional, factious, fearful, feisty, fractious, fretful,
     frightened, goosy, grouchy, gruff, high-mettled, high-spirited,
     high-strung, highly emotional, huffish, huffy, hyperesthetic,
     hyperpathic, hypersensitive, ill-humored, ill-tempered, impatient,
     inflammable, irascible, itchy, litigious, mean, mettlesome, moody,
     nerves on edge, nervous, nervy, on edge, ornery, overrefined,
     oversensible, oversensitive, overstrung, overtender, panicky,
     partisan, passible, peevish, perturbable, perverse, pettish,
     petulant, pindling, polarizing, polemic, prickly, pugnacious,
     quarrelsome, querulous, raspy, refined, responsive, sensitive,
     short-tempered, shrewish, skittish, snappish, snappy, spiteful,
     spleeny, splenetic, startlish, supersensitive, sympathetic,
     tactful, temperamental, tender, testy, tetchy, thin-skinned,
     ticklish, touchy, ugly, uneasy, volcanic, waspish, whiny,
     wrangling
  
  

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