Like alcoholics, gambling addicts are often secretive, irritable, and unable to cut back.
The idea is an old one—or as the irritable Economist magazine calls it, “hoary.”
Take, for example, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that affects some 15 percent of Americans.
She was irritable and ornery almost all of the time, and she seemed to be trying to distance herself from the others.
But new research shows it is indeed real, and may be the cause of asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, and more.
Bian'ca, the younger daughter of Baptista of Pad'ua, as gentle and meek as her sister Katherine was violent and irritable.
It will be guessed that Mr. Chalmers Payne was in an irritable frame of mind.
The surveyor would stop with a sort of bovine surprise, and break out in irritable parenthesis.
You shall not complain of an inattentive or an irritable auditor.
We hope that this was not intended as a spiteful jest; but men are irritable, and women are so trying!
irritable ir·ri·ta·ble (ĭr'ĭ-tə-bəl)
Capable of reacting to a stimulus.
Abnormally sensitive to a stimulus.