a.1.Irascible; passionate.
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3443-50: "[Of the Werre That He Hath to Hys Meny] The iii were that the irous man hath is to thoo that be vner hym: to his wife, to his meny, yea and yet to doumbe beestys.
Prudence's emphasis on the power of words to alter one's point of view is again emphasized by Chaucer in her argument about the inadvisability, of giving advice when angry: "he that is irous and wrooth [.