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It will be guessed that Mr. Chalmers Payne was in an irritable frame of mind.

Casanova, however, had suddenly grown distrait and irritable.

You shall not complain of an inattentive or an irritable auditor.

Ninian joined them on the following day, very cheerless and irritable.

Recollect that he is suffering under his wound, which has made him irritable.

I cannot afford to be irritable and captious, nor to waste all my time in attacks.

And now when he was irritable and angry with the children, she did not even look at him reproachfully.

The very mention of the theme is sure to render him irritable and unhappy.

Do you know, child, that we have got into a most irritable tone with each other?

And is it not more than hard for a hasty, peevish, irritable dog like myself?

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from French irritable and directly from Latin irritabilis "easily excited," from irritare (see irritate). Related: Irritably.

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