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irritability (s) (noun), irritabilities (pl)
1. The capacity to become quickly annoyed or bad-tempered: Jim's irritability and uncontrolled anger show up when he hasn't slept much and has to concentrate on teaching the following day.
2. The abnormal nervousness of an organ or a part of the body: Drinking too much coffee produces an irritability in Susan's stomach which causes her much pain.
3. The feeling of being cranky, cross, or impatient: The irritability in Mr. Rawson's mood was caused by not having anything to eat for a very long time, and he became cranky, touchy, and ill-humored.
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