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Another word for irritable

  1. Having or showing a bad temper

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Another word for irritable


Synonym Study

  • Cranky and cross suggest moods in which one cannot be easily pleased or satisfied, cranky because of stubborn notions or whims, and cross because of ill humor
  • Touchy applies to one who is acutely irritable or sensitive and is too easily offended
  • Splenetic suggests a peevish moroseness in one quick to vent his malice or spite
  • Irascible and choleric are applied to persons who are hot-tempered and can be roused to a fit of anger at the slightest irritation
  • Irritable implies quick excitability to annoyance or anger, usually resulting from emotional tension, restlessness, physical indisposition, etc.