Definitions for irascibleɪˈræs ə bəl
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choleric, irascible, hotheaded, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, short-tempered(adj)
quickly aroused to anger
"a hotheaded commander"
characterized by anger
"a choleric outburst"; "an irascible response"
Easily provoked to outbursts of anger; irritable.
Origin: From irascible, from irascibilis.
prone to anger; easily provoked or inflamed to anger; choleric; irritable; as, an irascible man; an irascible temper or mood
Origin: [L. irascibilis, fr. irasci to be angry, ira anger: cf. F. irascible. See Ire.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
John McCain was far more irascible and tactless in his campaign style than Christie has been and he was not known as a bully, maybe it's just because of Chris Christie's size -- he looks like a guy who could just squash you!
Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change.
Translations for irascible
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- jähzornig, aufbrausendGerman
- ευέξαπτος, ευερέθιστοςGreek
- irascible, mañoso, coléricoSpanish
- äkeä, äreä, ärhäkkäFinnish
- opvliegend, humeurig, prikkelbaarDutch
- oppfarande, bråsinna, bråsintNorwegian Nynorsk
- oppfarende, bråsintNorwegian
- drażliwy, wybuchowy, gniewnyPolish
- irascível, irritávelPortuguese
- lättretlig, hetsig, hetlevradSwedish
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