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view main entry for irritableadjective  /ˈɪrɪtəb(ə)l/
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  /ˌɪrɪtəˈbɪləti/  noun [uncountable]
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irritably adverbFeeling angry or annoyed: angry, annoyed, upset, cross, irritated, fed up, put out, displeased, mad, belligerent

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Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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