irascibility


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i·ras·ci·ble

 (ĭ-răs′ə-bəl, ī-răs′-)
adj.
1. Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered.
2. Characterized by or resulting from anger.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin īrāscibilis, from Latin īrāscī, to be angry, from īra, anger; see eis- in Indo-European roots.]

i·ras′ci·bil′i·ty, i·ras′ci·ble·ness n.
i·ras′ci·bly adv.

irascibility

a tendency to irritability and sudden fits of anger. Also called irascibleness. — irascible, adj.
See also: Behavior
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.irascibility - a feeling of resentful anger
bad temper, ill temper - a persisting angry mood

irascibility

noun
A tendency to become angry or irritable:
Informal: dander.
Slang: short fuse.
Idiom: low boiling point.
Translations
سُرْعَة الغَضَب
popudlivost
hidsighed
reiîigirni
asabiyetsinirlilik

irascibility

[ɪˌræsɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nirascibilidad f

irascibility

nReizbarkeit f, → Jähzorn m

irascibility

[ɪˌræsɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] nirascibilità

irascible

(iˈrӕsibl) adjective
irritable; easily made angry.
iˈrascibly adverb
iˌrasciˈbility noun
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Now, as a half-smile was sufficient to awaken the irascibility of the young man, the effect produced upon him by this vociferous mirth may be easily imagined.