Definition of 'irritable'
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The causes of irritable bowel syndrome are poorly understood and the treatment can be ineffective, meaning that those it afflicts often suffer all their lives. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your irritable bowel syndrome may become more uncomfortable because the atmospheric pressure in an aircraft increases bloating. Times, Sunday Times (2007)People get irritable and seem to be in more of a hurry. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were less likely to report feeling irritable or unhappy than during most other activities. Divergent Realities: the Emotional Lives of Mothers, Fathers, and Adolescents (1994)It also might help with problems such as irritable bowel and poor digestion. The Sun (2011)We become irritable with others and vent our bad temper on them. Coping with Stress at Work (1988)They are less irritable and moody and better able to weigh the information. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The group had suffered from disappointing trials of a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If they still have a nap and they it they will get irritable. The Sun (2006)No wonder you might feel irritable too. The Sun (2010)The wasps have become more irritable in the chilly weather over the past couple of weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Stress can be linked with irritable bowel syndrome and bloating. The Sun (2012)He is getting increasingly irritable about this and has told me that he feels rejected. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sometimes they become irritable through frustration and may be aggressive to others. Coping with Angina (1990)Obesity and irritable bowel syndrome are thought to be vulnerable to the right strain of bacteria. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most users become dependent and feel restless, irritable and depressed if they stop. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)Do you feel unreasonably irritable and angry when you can't get online? The Sun (2007)A The commonest cause is irritable bowel syndrome. The Sun (2015)He had constant tummy problems, which may have been something like irritable bowel syndrome, and had bad dreams. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I would smile, put on a front - and then act irritable or moody or depressed. Positive Parent Power (1991)
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Translations for 'irritable'
British English: irritable /ˈɪrɪtəbl/ ADJECTIVE
If you are irritable, you are easily annoyed.
He had missed his dinner, and grew irritable.
- American English: irritable
- Arabic: سَرِيعُ الغَضَبُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: irritável
- Chinese: 易怒的
- Croatian: razdražljiv
- Czech: nedůtklivý
- Danish: irritabel
- Dutch: lichtgeraakt
- European Spanish: irritable
- Finnish: ärtyisä
- French: irritable
- German: reizbar nervös
- Greek: οξύθυμος
- Italian: irritabile
- Japanese: 怒りっぽい
- Korean: 화를 쉽게 내는
- Norwegian: irritabel
- Polish: drażliwy
- European Portuguese: irritável
- Romanian: irascibil
- Russian: раздражительный
- Spanish: irritable
- Swedish: lättretlig
- Thai: โกรธง่าย
- Turkish: çabuk kızan
- Ukrainian: дратівливий
- Vietnamese: dễ cáu kỉnh
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