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irascible

easily provoked, testy, touchy, short-tempered: an irascible boss; an irascible response
Not to be confused with:
erasable – capable of being rubbed out; easily erased: Write in pencil so that it is erasable.
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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.
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irascible

(ɪˈræsɪbəl)
adj
1. easily angered; irritable
2. showing irritability: an irascible action.
[C16: from Late Latin īrascibilis, from Latin īra anger]
iˌrasciˈbility, iˈrascibleness n
iˈrascibly adv
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i•ras•ci•ble

(ɪˈræs ə bəl)

adj.
1. easily provoked to anger; very irritable.
2. characterized or produced by anger: an irascible response.
[1350–1400; Middle English irascibel < Late Latin īrāscibilis, derivative of Latin īrāsc(ī) to grow angry]
i•ras`ci•bil′i•ty, i•ras′ci•ble•ness, n.
i•ras′ci•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irascible - quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
2.irascible - characterized by anger; "a choleric outburst"; "an irascible response"
angry - feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"
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irascible

adjective bad-tempered, cross, irritable, crabbed, touchy, cantankerous, peppery, tetchy, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), testy, chippy (informal), short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, choleric, narky (Brit. slang) He had an irascible temper.
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irascible

adjective
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Translations
سَريع الغَضَب
popudlivý
hidsig
ärrituv
uppstökkur
greit supykstantis
viegli aizkaitināms
asabîkolay kızansinirli

irascible

[ɪˈræsɪbl] ADJirascible, colérico
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irascible

[ɪˈræsɪbəl] adjirascible
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irascible

adjreizbar, erregbar, jähzornig; temperament alsojähzornig, heftig, aufbrausend
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irascible

[ɪˈræsɪbl] adjirascibile
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irascible

(iˈrӕsibl) adjective
irritable; easily made angry.
iˈrascibly adverb
iˌrasciˈbility noun
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irascible

a. irascible, que se irrita fácilmente.
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This dear good Sviazhsky, keeping a stock of ideas simply for social purposes, and obviously having some other principles hidden from Levin, while with the crowd, whose name is legion, he guided public opinion by ideas he did not share; that irascible country gentleman, perfectly correct in the conclusions that he had been worried into by life, but wrong in his exasperation against a whole class, and that the best class in Russia; his own dissatisfaction with the work he had been doing, and the vague hope of finding a remedy for all this--all was blended in a sense of inward turmoil, and anticipation of some solution near at hand.
So too the poet, in representing men who are irascible or indolent, or have other defects of character, should preserve the type and yet ennoble it.
The principles of definition, the law of contradiction, the fallacy of arguing in a circle, the distinction between the essence and accidents of a thing or notion, between means and ends, between causes and conditions; also the division of the mind into the rational, concupiscent, and irascible elements, or of pleasures and desires into necessary and unnecessary-- these and other great forms of thought are all of them to be found in the Republic, and were probably first invented by Plato.
Black George was, in the main, a peaceable kind of fellow, and nothing choleric nor rash; yet did he bear about him something of what the antients called the irascible, and which his wife, if she had been endowed with much wisdom, would have feared.
He could not understand her sad face or the tears that rolled silently down her cheeks from time to time; for Hannah had always represented her aunt Miranda as an irascible, parsimonious old woman, who would be no loss to the world whenever she should elect to disappear from it.
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The leader of the orchestra, an irascible elderly monkey, sat on a revolving stool to which he was securely attached.
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Hot-headed and impatient at all times, he had been rendered irascible by the fatigues of the journey, and the condition of his feet, which were chafed and sore.
All that happened in the instant that Tarzan turned to meet the charge of the irascible rhinoceros might take long to tell, and yet would have taxed the swiftest lens to record.
Like some poor devils ashore that happen to know an irascible great man, they make distant unobtrusive salutations to him in the street, lest if they pursued the acquaintance further, they might receive a summary thump for their presumption.