What is another word for irritability?

308 synonyms found


[ ˌɪɹɪtəbˈɪlɪti], [ ˌɪɹɪtəbˈɪlɪti], [ ˌɪ_ɹ_ɪ_t_ə_b_ˈɪ_l_ɪ_t_i]

Irritability refers to the tendency to become easily annoyed or angered. If you're trying to find another word to describe this behavior, there are plenty of synonyms to choose from. One common word is "agitation," which refers to a state of restlessness or unease. Other synonyms include "hostility," "impatience," "exasperation," "chagrin," and "displeasure." Some less common synonyms include "vexation," "pique," "grouchiness," and "truculence." Depending on the context in which you're using the word, some synonyms may be more appropriate than others. Regardless of the word you choose, though, it's clear that irritability is a common human trait that can be difficult to overcome.

Synonyms for Irritability:

What are the hypernyms for Irritability?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for irritability?

Irritability is often associated with negative emotions like frustration, anger, and impatience. So, what are the antonyms of irritability that we can use in a positive context? Calmness, ease, patience, and tranquility are excellent antonyms for irritability. When we are calm, we can easily handle stressful situations without getting agitated or reactive. Ease indicates a sense of peacefulness and contentment that allows us to approach problems with a clear mind. Patience is another antonym that suggests a willingness to wait and a tolerance for delays or setbacks. Finally, tranquility refers to a state of complete calmness and serenity, which helps us stay centered even in the most challenging moments.

Usage examples for Irritability

This irritability, this increasing childish petulance seemed to give expression to their imperceptible estrangement.
"The Greater Inclination"
Edith Wharton
The wife from whom he had parted, elderly, learned, with her slovenliness and irritability, he had forgotten; his memory preserved the bride, in her light dress, bending above his couch of pain; he saw her on his marriage-day in the flood of sunlight which streaming through the tall window of his sick-room invested with a glorious halo the golden cross upon the improvised altar.
"Erlach Court"
Ossip Schubin
The state of the market had something to do with his merciless point of view; increasing irritability, due to loss of sleep, and his habits had more.
"Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero"
F. Hopkinson Smith

Famous quotes with Irritability

  • As a human it is normal for you to get annoyed sometimes. Yes! but you shouldn't be irritable (don't be easily annoyed or angered). For instance, if someone says are you stupid? to your own self or someone else around you. You don't have to be annoyed. Because, that is just a question and which you are expected to respond Yes or No or better still keep quiet alternatively. But most times, when such statement is made, many people often misconcept or mistake it to be an insult. Anyway, take note of that. And mind you, irritability is uncalled for and often catastrophic. In fact, excessive anger or irritability can cost you your own life. Thus, desist from it (irritability). I mean, don't be tetchy i.e. don't be easily annoyed or irritated, come what may (no matter what happens). ~Emeasoba George.
  • The English, I now know, eat mashed fish and deviled sheep’s hearts to guarantee a bad digestion (and consequent irritability). It is their abominable cooking which has given them half the world as their Empire.
    Michael Moorcock
  • The way the anima initially manifests in an individual man usually bears the stamp of his mother's character. If he experienced her in a negative way, then his anima often takes the form of depressive moods, irritability, perpetual malcontent, and excessive sensitivity. If the man is able to overcome these, precisely these things can strengthen his manliness. Such a negative mother anima will endlessly whisper within a man: "I'm a nothing," "It doesn't make sense anyhow," "It's different for other people," "Nothing * gives me any pleasure," and so on. Continual fear of disease, impotence, or accidents are her work, and she constellates a general sense of gloom. Troubled moods like these can intensify to the point of temptations to suicide; thus the anima can become a demoness of death. She appears in this role in Cocteau's film .
    Marie-Louise von Franz
  • More murders are committed at ninety-two degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature. Over one hundred, it’s too hot to move. Under ninety, cool enough to survive. But right ninety-two degrees lies the apex of irritability, everything is itches and hair and sweat and cooked pork. The brain becomes a rat rushing around a red-hot maze. The least thing, a word, a look, a sound, the drop of a hair and—irritable murder.
    Ray Bradbury
  • There are times when it is inappropriate to feel wholly good. Now is one of them. As the saying goes, "If you aren't angry, you aren't paying attention." This doesn't mean that we need to be in a constant state of rage or irritability or guilt. It means we need to use our magical tools to face the stark and overwhelming realities that confront us, acknowledge our feelings, and transmute them into the energy we need for change.

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