excitable vs irritable what difference

what is difference between excitable and irritable

English

Etymology

From excite +‎ -able.

Adjective

excitable (comparative more excitable, superlative most excitable)

  1. Easily excited
  2. (physics) Able to be promoted to an excited state

Related terms

Translations


French

Etymology

From Late Latin excitabĭlis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛk.si.tabl/

Adjective

excitable (plural excitables)

  1. excitable

Further reading

  • “excitable” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Spanish

Etymology

From Late Latin excītābilis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /eksθiˈtable/, [eks.θiˈt̪a.β̞le]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /eksiˈtable/, [ek.siˈt̪a.β̞le]

Adjective

excitable (plural excitables)

  1. excitable

Related terms

  • excitar
  • excitabilidad

Further reading

  • “excitable” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.


English

Etymology

Borrowed from French irritable, from Latin irritabilis

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪɹɪtəbl/

Adjective

irritable (comparative more irritable, superlative most irritable)

  1. Capable of being irritated.
  2. Easily exasperated or excited.
    an irritable old man
  3. (medicine) Responsive to stimuli.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:irritable

Derived terms

  • irritably
  • irritability
  • irritable bowel syndrome

Translations


Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /i.riˈta.blə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /i.riˈta.ble/

Adjective

irritable (masculine and feminine plural irritables)

  1. irritable

Related terms

  • irritabilitat
  • irritant
  • irritar

Further reading

  • “irritable” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Danish

Adjective

irritable

  1. definite of irritabel
  2. plural of irritabel

French

Adjective

irritable (plural irritables)

  1. irritable

Related terms

  • irritabilité
  • irritant
  • irriter

Further reading

  • “irritable” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

irritable

  1. definite singular of irritabel
  2. plural of irritabel

Norwegian Nynorsk

Adjective

irritable

  1. definite singular of irritabel
  2. plural of irritabel

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin irrītābilis. Cognate with English irritable.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /iriˈtable/, [i.riˈt̪a.β̞le]

Adjective

irritable (plural irritables)

  1. irritable, cranky, testy, tetchy, prickly, snappy, snarky, irritated

Derived terms

  • síndrome del intestino irritable

Related terms

  • irritabilidad
  • irritante
  • irritar

Further reading

  • “irritable” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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