What does irascible mean?

Definitions for irascible
ɪˈræs ə bəliras·ci·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. choleric, irascible, hotheaded, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, short-tempered(adj)

    quickly aroused to anger

    "a hotheaded commander"

  2. choleric, irascible(adj)

    characterized by anger

    "a choleric outburst"; "an irascible response"

Wiktionary

  1. irascible(Adjective)

    Easily provoked to outbursts of anger; irritable.

  2. Origin: From irascible, from irascibilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irascible(adj)

    prone to anger; easily provoked or inflamed to anger; choleric; irritable; as, an irascible man; an irascible temper or mood

  2. Origin: [L. irascibilis, fr. irasci to be angry, ira anger: cf. F. irascible. See Ire.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Irascible

    ī-ras′i-bl, adj. susceptible of ire or anger: easily provoked: irritable.—n. Irascibil′ity.—adv. Iras′cibly. [Fr.,—L. irascibilisirasci, to be angry—ira, anger.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of irascible in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of irascible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of irascible in a Sentence

  1. Chris Christie:

    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!

  2. Marquis de Sade:

    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.

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