What does Irritability mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irritability, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness, petulance, choler(noun)

    an irritable petulant feeling

  2. excitability, irritability(noun)

    excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part

  3. temper, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness(noun)

    a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

    "his temper was well known to all his employees"

Wiktionary

  1. irritability(Noun)

    The state or quality of being irritable; quick excitability; petulance; fretfulness; as, irritability of temper.

  2. irritability(Noun)

    A natural susceptibility, characteristic of all living organisms, tissues, and cells, to the influence of certain stimuli, response being manifested in a variety of ways.

  3. irritability(Noun)

    A condition of morbid excitability of an organ or part of the body; undue susceptibility to the influence of stimuli.

  4. Origin: From irritabilitas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irritability(noun)

    the state or quality of being irritable; quick excitability; petulance; fretfulness; as, irritability of temper

  2. Irritability(noun)

    a natural susceptibility, characteristic of all living organisms, tissues, and cells, to the influence of certain stimuli, response being manifested in a variety of ways, -- as that quality in plants by which they exhibit motion under suitable stimulation; esp., the property which living muscle processes, of responding either to a direct stimulus of its substance, or to the stimulating influence of its nerve fibers, the response being indicated by a change of form, or contraction; contractility

  3. Irritability(noun)

    a condition of morbid excitability of an organ or part of the body; undue susceptibility to the influence of stimuli. See Irritation, n., 3

  4. Origin: [L. irritabilitas: cf. F. irritabilit.]

Freebase

  1. Irritability

    Irritability is an excessive response to stimuli. The term is used for both the physiological reaction to stimuli and for the pathological, abnormal or excessive sensitivity to stimuli; It is usually used to refer to anger or frustration. Irritability may be demonstrated in behavioral responses to both physiological and behavioral stimuli including environmental, situational, sociological, and emotional stimuli.

Editors Contribution

  1. Irritability

    It is simply defined as excessive anger.

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on February 23, 2018

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Irritability in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Irritability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Irritability in a Sentence

  1. Luga Podesta:

    Neurological effects of dehydration can cause irritability.

  2. Seena Fazel:

    Is it about not being able to think through things, not being able to make judgments about risk? Is it irritability? Impulsiveness? if we can get more of a handle on that, it could really help treat these people.

  3. Seena Fazel:

    Is it about not being able to think through things, not being able to make judgements about risk? Is it irritability? Impulsiveness? if we can get more of a handle on that, it could really help treat these people.

  4. Timothy Wilens:

    While medications can be very helpful for ADHD symptoms, they may also be associated with some behavioral adverse effects such as irritability, other children may react to this irritability. . . by bullying the child.

  5. The Malaysian report:

    The captain's ability to handle stress at work and home was good. There was no known history of apathy, anxiety, or irritability, there were no significant changes in his lifestyle, interpersonal conflict or family stresses.

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