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irascible


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irascible  \I*ras"ci*ble\,  a.  [L.  irascibilis  fr  irasci  to  be 
  angry,  ira  anger:  cf  F.  irascible.  See  {Ire}.] 
  Prone  to  anger;  easily  provoked  or  inflamed  to  anger; 
  choleric;  irritable;  as  an  irascible  man;  an  irascible 
  temper  or  mood.  --  {I*ras"ci*ble*ness},  n.  --  {I*ras"ci*bly}, 
  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  irascible 
  adj  1:  quickly  aroused  to  anger;  "a  hotheaded  commander"  [syn:  {choleric}, 
  {hotheaded},  {hot-tempered},  {quick-tempered},  {short}, 
  {short-tempered}] 
  2:  characterized  by  anger;  "a  choleric  outburst";  "an  irascible 
  response"  [syn:  {choleric}] 




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