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Words used to describe someone who is easily annoyed or difficult to please - thesaurus

Synonyms

bad-tempered

adjective

someone who is bad-tempered easily becomes annoyed or angry

irritable

adjective

likely to become easily annoyed or impatient

moody

adjective

likely to become unhappy or angry for no particular reason

touchy

adjective

becoming angry or upset very easily

short-tempered

adjective

someone who is short-tempered becomes angry very easily

sensitive

adjective

likely to become angry or upset easily

temperamental

adjective

a temperamental person gets angry easily, or changes from one mood to another very quickly

fractious

adjective

easily upset or annoyed

hot-tempered

adjective

becoming angry very easily

irascible

adjective

formal easily becoming angry

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anal

adjective

giving too much attention to details in a way that annoys people

bilious

adjective

literary easily annoyed

cantankerous

adjective

always complaining or arguing and easily annoyed

censorious

adjective

formal always wanting to criticize other people or ideas and find faults in them

chippy

adjective

informal tending to become angry or upset very easily

choleric

adjective

formal a choleric person becomes angry very easily

choosy

adjective

someone who is choosy has definite ideas about what they like and will not accept other things

crabby

adjective

easily annoyed by unimportant things

cranky

adjective

informalmainly American someone who is cranky gets annoyed easily

crotchety

adjective

informal someone who is crotchety gets easily annoyed

crusty

adjective

informal easily annoyed

curmudgeonly

adjective

formal easily annoyed

demanding

adjective

a demanding person needs a lot of attention and is not easily pleased or satisfied

difficult

adjective

someone who is difficult never seems to be happy or satisfied with anything

excitable

adjective

someone who is excitable becomes excited or angry very easily

fiery

adjective

becoming angry very easily and quickly

finicky

adjective

liking things only when they are correct in every detail

foul

adjective

if someone has a foul temper or is in a foul mood, they are angry about something and can be annoyed very easily

fussy

adjective

only satisfied if things are exactly as you want them to be

grouchy

adjective

informal often in a bad mood or complaining a lot

have a chip on your shoulder

to be likely to become angry or offended very easily, especially about something that other people think should not upset you

have a short fuse/be on a short fuse

to become angry or upset very easily

high-maintenance

adjective

humorous used for describing someone or something that always needs a lot of help or attention

hot-headed

adjective

becoming angry or excited easily and tending to do things without thinking about the result

hypercritical

adjective

tending to criticize a lot in a very unfair way

ill-tempered

adjective

formal rude, impatient or easily made angry

insatiable

adjective

always wanting more and never feeling satisfied

jaundiced

adjective

tending to dislike or criticize things

judgmental

adjective

too willing to criticize other people’s actions and behaviour and say that they are wrong

miserable

adjective

a miserable person is always complaining or in a bad mood

nagging

adjective

frequently criticizing someone, especially for habits or qualities that are difficult to change

not suffer fools gladly

to not like being with people who you think are stupid

obstreperous

adjective

refusing to behave in a reasonable way and sometimes protesting loudly

ornery

adjective

Americanoften humorous quick to argue or become annoyed with people

particular

adjective

someone who is particular has very clear ideas about what they like and dislike and wants everything to be exactly as they like it

pedantic

adjective

showing disapproval giving too much importance to details and formal rules, especially of grammar

pedantry

noun

the behaviour of someone who gives too much importance to details and formal rules, especially of grammar

peevish

adjective

easily annoyed, especially by things that are not important

peppery

adjective

easily annoyed

pernickety

adjective

Britishinformal worried or complaining about details that do not matter

persnickety

adjective

Americaninformal pernickety

pettifogging

adjective

Britishold-fashioned caring too much about unimportant matters or details

pettish

adjective

easily annoyed by unimportant things

petty

adjective

unpleasant to someone because you care too much about something that is not really important

picky

adjective

informal someone who is picky only likes specific things and is not easily pleased

prickly

adjective

informal tending to become angry very quickly

querulous

adjective

mainly literary a querulous person complains often and in a way that annoys other people

quick-tempered

adjective

someone who is quick-tempered becomes angry very easily

ratty

adjective

Britishinformal in a bad mood, or easily annoyed

snappy

adjective

a snappy person speaks to people in a quick angry way

stroppy

adjective

Britishinformal a stroppy person gets angry very easily and is difficult to talk to

testy

adjective

easily annoyed and impatient

tetchy

adjective

old-fashioned easily annoyed and likely to get angry quickly

truculent

adjective

formal easily annoyed and always ready to argue or fight

unforgiving

adjective

not willing to forgive people

unforgiving

adjective

not allowing you to make mistakes

uptight

adjective

nervous and easily annoyed

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