Translation of irritable in Spanish:

irritable

Pronunciation: /ˈɪrətəbəl; ˈɪrɪtəbəl/

adj

  • 1 (bad-tempered) [person/mood] irritable, quisquilloso; [reply/tone of voice] irritado
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    • She seemed irritable, and annoyed with my every move.
    • The wait would grate so terribly on my nerves that I could easily be irritable for days afterwards, but that particular drive was different.
    • Will asked, starting to get annoyed, the pain in his head making him more irritable.
  • 2 (sensitive) [skin/scalp] sensible
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    • I still have irritable bowels though and sometimes the pain keeps me up at night.
    • Because their skin is inherently irritable, patients with atopic diseases may not tolerate topical retinoids, even if they apply a moisturiser.
    • The drugs that treat asthma either relax the bronchial spasm, or reduce the inflammation that makes the bronchial tubes swollen and irritable to minor irritants.

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