irritable

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irritable

1. Biology (of all living organisms) capable of responding to such stimuli as heat, light, and touch
2. Pathol abnormally sensitive
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I ask him if he often has nightmares & he laughs irritably saying who knows or gives a damn--"Dreams are debris to be forgotten.
My camouflaged form came into focus slowly and I waved him over almost irritably and simply pointed.
Aman of military gait, who was standing behind me waiting to scan his Bollinger-less basket of goods, ran his hand irritably through his thinning hair.
The fun begins when students try: The fancy cat sat irritably on the drenched mat for example and the animation instantly depicts their ideas visually.
Here the issue of a line of philosophical reasoning in a theory of imaginative sympathy is as natural as its expression in a popular style addressed to and irritably susceptible to--the sympathies of others.
The man told Boyle irritably that he was sick of camera crews coming in and stereotyping his life as opoor.
So, I would speak about such things and she would listen either patiently or irritably.
C[pounds sterling]I remember she asked him what coffee we had as she rapped her fingers on the counter irritably.
But on those occasions that the system is repeatedly failing to register my correct spoken choices, I have a tendency to irritably snap, "Agent.
Why, we might ask, should MacDonald, "a senior intelligence man," be assigned to this case, and irritably impress the urgency of its resolution on Banks (166)?
After the Jonkanoo holiday festivities, when Ione cannot console her daughter, she irritably orders: "Take she, Nursie.