irritability (part of speech: noun)
churlishness, irritability, spitefulness, petulance, tartness, causticity, bitchiness, huffiness, sourness, acerbity, surliness, crankiness, irascibility, crabbedness, bearishness, peevishness, bitterness, prickliness, crustiness, cantankerousness, crossness, touchiness, bellicosity, acrimony, pettiness
sourness (part of speech: noun)
- So she said with an acidity completely at variance with the promise of her cap, " Ask the Captain," and disappeared. - "Christopher and Columbus", Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim.
- Formerly, on account of its grateful acidity, a conserve was ordered by the London College to be made from the leaves and petals of Wood Sorrel, with sugar and orange peel, and it was called Conserva lujuoe. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
- " I am glad to hear she is kind," said Mr. Lorimer, with a touch of acidity. - "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.