Definition of Irascible

1. Adjective. Quickly aroused to anger. "A hotheaded commander"




2. Adjective. Characterized by anger. "An irascible response"
Exact synonyms: Choleric
Similar to: Angry
Derivative terms: Choler, Irascibility

Definition of Irascible

1. a. Prone to anger; easily provoked or inflamed to anger; choleric; irritable; as, an irascible man; an irascible temper or mood.

Definition of Irascible

1. Adjective. Easily provoked to outbursts of anger; irritable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Irascible

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Irascible

ipso facto
ipus
iquiqueite
ir-
ira
irable
iracund
irade
irades
iranian
iranite
iraqite
irarsite
irascibilities
irascibility
irascible (current term)
irascibleness
irasciblenesses
irascibly
irate
irately
irateness
iratenesses
irater
iratest
iratumumab
ire
ired
ireful
irefully

Literary usage of Irascible

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1. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"Are the irascible and concupiscible faculties the subject of virtue ? R. The irascible and concupiscible faculties may be considered in two ways: in one way ..."

2. Aquinas Ethicus, Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas: Or, The Moral by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"Is the irascible faculty the subject in which pride resides ? R. To find the subject of any ... Hence pride must belong somehow to the irascible faculty. ..."

3. A History of the Ancient Working People: From the Earliest Known Period to by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1889)
"In introducing this mighty conflict of Spartacus—the greatest and last of all the ancient struggles coming into our categories of the " irascible " against ..."

4. Mental Science: A Compendium of Psychology, and the History of Philosophy by Alexander Bain (1870)
"The fact is known to occur under certain modes of excitement, and possibly, therefore, in the irascible excitement. We have already noticed the influence of ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"George Anderson, a clergyman of the Church of Scotland : a man of bold spirit and irascible temperament, and of considerable learning and vigour of mind. ..."

6. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"... endure to have their neighbours give them a character for being PASSIONATE, when in my acceptation of the word they are nothing lefs. An irascible ..."

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